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Spinning pseudo gravity problems

  1. Dec 6, 2006 #1
    Is a spinning pseudogravity similar to centrifuge in any way.

    If yes, then contents in it (like air) should also seperate to layers (like H2 at top and heavier gases at bottom).

    Is this correct? Could you help me with your ideas?
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  3. Dec 7, 2006 #2


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    Basically the answer is yes. The main differences are quantitative, i.e. a centrifuge usually is a long tube, while psuedogravity devices would have a much different shape,
  4. Dec 8, 2006 #3
    I believe that is why for Uranium extraction they use centrifuges...
  5. Jan 14, 2007 #4
    Check this out:
    Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_tube
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