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gaseous diffusion

noun, Chemistry
the passage of gas through microporous barriers, a technique used for isotope separation, especially in the preparation of fuel for nuclear reactors.
Origin of gaseous diffusion
1845-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Description of uranium enrichment process, including gaseous diffusion.
  • Throughout the global nuclear industry, uranium is enriched by one of two methods: gaseous diffusion or gas centrifuge.
  • Diagrams illustrate the fuel cycle, conversion and gaseous diffusion processes, and properties of chemicals.
  • Traditionally, isotope separation has been performed through the techniques of gaseous diffusion and gas centrifuge.

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