AVLIS laser for uranium fuel enrichment

AVLIS laser for uranium fuel enrichment

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Credit: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY/ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Laser beams in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) system. AVLIS is used to enrich uranium used as nucear fuel. Natural uranium contains only 0.7% of the fissile U-235 isotope, whereas most power stations need about 3% U-235. The AVLIS enrichment process uses lasers that are precisely tuned to ionise atoms of U-235, leaving U-238 atoms unaffected. The U-235 may then be attracted toward an electrode. The gas drawn off from around the electrode will consequently be richer in U-235.

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Keywords: atomic vapor laser isotope sep, avlis, enrichment, high-tech, laser, laser nuclear fuel enrichment, lasers, nuclear fuel enrichment, scientific, technology, uranium, uranium enrichment

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