Definition of calutron in English:

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calutron

Pronunciation: /ˈkalyəˌträn/

noun

A device that uses large electromagnets to separate uranium isotopes from uranium ore. It was developed in the 1940s to produce highly enriched weapons-grade uranium.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: cal·u·tron

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