gaseous diffusion plant


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gaseous diffusion plant

[¦gash·əs di′fyü·zhən ‚plant]
(nucleonics)
A facility where the gaseous diffusion process is used in the separation of uranium isotopes in order to provide fissionable fuel for nuclear power plants and weapons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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