CREATORFederation of American Scientists
TITLEUranium Enrichment and Gas Centrifuge Technology
URLhttp://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/nukes/fuelcycle/centrifuges/...
HOMEPAGEhttp://fas.org
DATE PUBLISHED2009
DATE ACCESSED6 September 2017


This educational website addresses the technology and issues associated with the use of gas centrifuges to enrich uranium. An instructional video is featured, offering an overview of the information that is covered in more depth in the site's topic areas: how a gas centrifuge works, engineering considerations, separation theory, proliferation concerns, enrichment cascades, and interactive calculators. The interactive uranium enrichment calculator allows users to simulate production of enriched uranium for reactors and bombs. The site also provides access to information on the history and use of uranium, with details regarding types of enrichment techniques as well as methods of detecting uranium enrichment activity.


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