Meaning of CALUTRON in English


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A device that separates isotopes (e. g. 235 U from 238 U) by ionizing the sample, accellerating the ions in a strong electric field, and then passing them through a strong magnetic field. The magnetic field bends the trajectories of the ions with high charge-to-mass ratio more, allowing ions to be separated by mass and collected.

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.