'Industrial' Separation of Isotopes


IT has been shown1, and confirmed by other workers2, that carbon tetrachloride evaporated in the vicinity of a charged Van de Graaff electrostatic generator almost doubled the voltage of the spherical electrode. The phenomenon was attributed to the difference of mobility of the molecules of carbon tetrachloride and that of the average air molecule, and the electro-affinity of the former.

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    Joliot, F., Feldenkrais, M., and Lazard, A., C.R. Acad. Sci., Paris, 202, 291 (1936).

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    Stranathan, J. D., "The Particles of Modern Physics".

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    Feldenkrais, M., thèse de doctorat (Paris, Nov. 1945).

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FELDENKRAIS, M. 'Industrial' Separation of Isotopes. Nature 157, 481 (1946) doi:10.1038/157481b0

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