gaseous diffusion

noun

Definition of gaseous diffusion

: diffusion of gases through a porous barrier at a rate of speed in direct proportion to the weight of the molecules, being used as the basis of a method of separating isotopes (as fissionable uranium 235 from the nonfissionable uranium 238)

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“Gaseous diffusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaseous%20diffusion. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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