jet-membrane method

jet-membrane method

[¦jet ′mem‚brān ‚meth·əd]
(nucleonics)
A method of uranium isotope separation in which a rarefied vapor jet interacts with a background gas of uranium hexafluoride, causing preferential diffusion of uranium-235 into the jet; the enriched gas is extracted from the interaction region between the jet and the uranium hexafluoride by using small channels.
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