URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE IS THE WORKING FLUID IN THE GAS CENTRIFUGE.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1164
Amount: $42,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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P.o. Box 199, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. G.G. SLAUGHTER
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Abstract
URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE IS THE WORKING FLUID IN THE GAS CENTRIFUGE. A NEED EXISTS FOR UF6 ASSAY DETERMINATION IN A FULLY AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN REAL-TIME. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ION TRAP TIME-OF-FLIGHT METHOD FOR MONITORING THE RELATIVE PROPORTIONS OF CLOSELY SPACED ION MASSES. IT IS DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO THE ASSAY OF U235/U238 RATIOS IN THE UF6 GAS STREAM IN REAL-TIME. THE PROJECT SEEKS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF THE ION TRAP TIME-OF-FLIGHT METHOD BY MEANS OF COMPUTER CALCULATIONS OF ION PATHS AND TIME-OF-FLIGHT DISTRIBUTIONS FOR A VARIETY OF INJECTION, ORBITING AND EXTRACTION PARAMETERS. IF LONG-TERM ORBIT STABILITY OF SEVERAL HUNDRED ORBITS CAN BE ESTABLISHED, THE METHOD MAY ALSO PERMIT THE SEPARATION OF ORGANIC ISOMERIC COMPOUNDS.

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