Precautions with α-Active Isotope Separators at Harwell

  • R. W. McIlroy
Conference paper


There are three main alternatives in setting up an α-active separator. At one extreme the whole machine can be boxed up and serviced which the machine is boxed but has its main units close to walls containing glove ports, or even in individual dry-boxes.


Control Room Source Unit Closed Circuit Television Pressure Suit Quick Turn Round 
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© Springer-Verlag in Vienna 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. McIlroy
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  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionA.E.R.E.HarwellUK

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