CREATORFederation of American Scientists
TITLEFederation of American Scientists: Uranium Production
URLhttp://fas.org/issues/nonproliferation-counterproliferation/...
HOMEPAGEhttp://fas.org/issues/nuclear-weapons/
DATE PUBLISHED2008
DATE ACCESSED29 November 2016


This webpage, part of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) website, describes uranium, its uses, and numerous ways to separate or enrich uranium-235. The page begins by discussing the main characteristics of uranium and how it can be found, as well as the various uses of uranium, including uranium gun-assembled weapons and non-military purposes. Most of the page deals with uranium isotope separation and enrichment processes. Those included are electromagnetic isotope separation; thermal diffusion; gaseous diffusion; gas centrifuge; aerodynamic processes; laser isotope separation, including atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) and molecular laser isotope separation (MLIS); chemical and ion exchange; and the plasma separation process (PSP).



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