URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE IS THE WORKING FLUID IN THE GAS CENTRIFUGE.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$42,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
1164
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Comstock Inc.
P.o. Box 199, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR. G.G. SLAUGHTER
 PROJECT LEADER
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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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