Isotope Separation by Thermal Diffusion in Liquid Metal

Science  18 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3877, pp. 297
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3877.297


Isotopic enrichment of several percent has been obtained in liquid lithium metal by applying a temperature gradient over a single-stage separation column. For other metals the method should have the highest eficiency, if these have low melting points and are liquids over a wide temperature range.