calutron


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calutron

[′kal·yə‚trän]
(nucleonics)
An electromagnetic apparatus for separating isotopes of uranium and other elements according to their masses, using the principle of the mass spectrograph.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Power to End a War: The History of the Calutron. http://www.yl2.doe.gov/library/pdf/about/history/info_materials/05-0181.pdf.
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