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