A device that separates isotopes (eg 235U from 238U) by ionizing the sample, accelerating the ions in a strong electric field, and then passing them through a strong magnetic field. The magnetic field bends the trajectories of the ions with high charge-to-mass ratio more, allowing ions to be separated by mass and collected.

See also: Isotopes.

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Subjects: Chemistry Physics