AN IN-SITU URANIUM ISOTOPE MEASUREMENT FOR USE IN ATOMIC VAPOR LASER ISOTOPE SEPARATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7815
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ionwerks
2215 Addison, Houston, TX, 77030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
J Albert Schultz
(713) 667-1691
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN INSTRUMENT IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL QUANTITATIVELY MEASURE ISOTOPIC RATIOS ON A SOLID OR LIQUID SURFACE OF URANIUM (OR OTHER ELEMENTS). THE INSTRUMENT USES A PULSED ION BEAM AT GRAZING INCIDENCE TO KNOCK SURFACE ATOMS OFF IN BILLIARD BALL TYPE COLLISIONS. SOME OF THESE ATOMS ARE IONIZED AND CAN BE FOCUSED THROUGH A HIGH RESOLUTION TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER. A HIGH DUTY CYCLE ALLOWS RAPID DETERMINATION OF ISOTOPIC RATIOS IN A FEW SECONDS WITHHIGH PRECISION. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR BEING A MUCH SIMPLER AND LESS EXPENSIVE APPROACH TO THESE MEASUREMENTS THAN PRESENT METHODS. IT WILL BE COMPLEMENTARY TO EXISTING TECHNIQUES.

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