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  • Vol. 73, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1983
  • pp: 498–499

235U isotope enrichment in the metastable levels of U I

J. M. Gagné, Y. Demers, C. Drèze, and P. Pianarosa  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 73, Issue 4, pp. 498-499 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.73.000498


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Abstract

We have used optical pumping to produce a substantial 235U enrichment in the metastable levels of U I in the discharge afterglow of a hollow-cathode vapor generator. The measured isotope-enrichment factor for the level at 3800 cm−1 is approximately 20.

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J. M. Gagné, Y. Demers, C. Drèze, and P. Pianarosa, "235U isotope enrichment in the metastable levels of U I," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 498-499 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-73-4-498


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