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Written by leading Russian scientists, including Nobel laureate, A.M. Prokhorov (1916-2002), this first book on this important technology allows an understanding of the physics of atomic vapor laser isotope separation and new photochemical methods of laser isotope separation.
One entire chapter is devoted to chemical reactions of atoms in excited states, while further chapters deal with the separation of isotopes by one photon isotope-selective and coherent isotope-selective two photon excitation of atoms. A final chapter looks at the prospects for the industrial production of isotope products by laser isotope separation. The whole is rounded off by six appendices.
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Table of Contents

1 Laser isotope separation in atomic vapors
2 Laser technique for isotope separation
3 Chemical reactions of atoms in excited states
4 Isotope separation by single-photon isotope-selective excitation of atom
5 Coherent isotope-selective two-photon excitation of atoms
6 Prospects for industrial isotope production by methods of laser isotope separation

7 Appendix 1. Mathematical description of the processes basing on kinetic equations
8 Appendix 2. Operation features of copper vapor laser complexes
9 Appendix 3. Physical and technical problems of increasing the power of copper vapor lasers
10 Appendix 4. Neutron transmutation doping of silica
11 Appendix 5. Employment of boron isotopes in microelectronics
12 Appendix 6. Employment of boron in nuclear fuel cycle equipment
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Author Information

Among the authors is A.M. Prokhorov (1916-2002) who received the Nobel Price 1964 together with C.H. Townes and N.G. Basov for his "fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle".

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Bokhan Peter Artemovich*, Buchanov Vladimir Vasiljevich+, Zakrevskii Dmitry Eduardovich*, Kazaryan Mishik Airazatovich++, Kalugin Michael Mihajlovich#, Prokhorov Alexander Mihajlovich, Fateyev Nikolay Vasiljevich*

*Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
+Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
#Scanning Laser Company, St. Petersburg, Russia
++P.N. Lebedev Physical Institure (LPI), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow, Russia
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