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Laser Isotope Separation in Atomic Vapor

Laser Isotope Separation in Atomic Vapor

Petr Artemovich Bokhan, Vladimir Vasilevich Buchanov, Nikolai Vasilevich Fateev, Mikhail Mikhajlovich Kalugin, Mishik Airazatovich Kazaryan, Alexander M. Prokhorov, Dmitrij Eduardovich Zakrevskii

ISBN: 978-3-527-60867-6

Dec 2006

198 pages



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.
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