Definition of calutron in English:
A device that uses large electromagnets to separate uranium isotopes from uranium ore, developed in the 1940s to produce highly enriched weapons-grade uranium.
- 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.
Definition of calutron in:
- US English dictionary
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