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gaseous diffusion process
gaseous diffusion process[¦gash·əs di′fyü·zhən ‚präs·əs]
A method of separating isotopes in which an isotopic mixture of gases is allowed to diffuse through a porous wall; the lighter molecules pass through the porous wall more readily than the heavier molecules.
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The centrifuge process is significantly more cost effective than the traditional gaseous diffusion process
, using only 5 percent of the electricity used in the current process.
USEC uses a gaseous diffusion process
at the two plants to enrich the uranium-235 isotope in uranium hexaflouride gas to the level necessary to produce nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.
At USEC, uranium is currently enriched through a gaseous diffusion process
, which was developed more than 50 years ago.