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Laser Enrichment

  1. May 27, 2006 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. May 27, 2006 #2
    It doesn't sound very practical to me - ionizing every atom? :yuck:

    edit: Maybe it is possible after all (though v. expensive) - see
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVLIS
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2006
  4. May 28, 2006 #3
    Actually, the Aussies did it a lot cheaper than quoted in that wiki article. It is always expensive to develop new technology like this. However, one would think that in the long run, the higher enrichment efficiency, energy consumption similar to the centrifuge process and less generated waste will outway the development costs.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2006
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