Definition of calutron in English:

calutron

Line breaks: calu|tron
Pronunciation: /kəˈluːtrɒn
 
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noun

  • A device that uses large electromagnets to separate uranium isotopes from uranium ore, developed in the 1940s to produce highly enriched weapons-grade uranium.
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    • The invention is an ion source assembly for calutrons utilizing high vapor pressure elements.
    • When his previous calutrons were discovered and destroyed, they hadn't even been finished.
    • These were fed into calutrons for research purposes.

Origin

from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) (cyclo)tron.

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