Profile of World Uranium Enrichment Programs-2009

@inproceedings{Laughter2009ProfileOW,
  title={Profile of World Uranium Enrichment Programs-2009},
  author={M. Laughter},
  year={2009}
}
It is generally agreed that the most difficult step in building a nuclear weapon is acquiring fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Plutonium is produced in a nuclear reactor, whereas HEU is produced using a uranium enrichment process. Enrichment is also an important step in the civil nuclear fuel cycle, in producing low enriched uranium (LEU) for use as fuel for nuclear reactors to generate electricity. However, the same equipment used to produce LEU for nuclear… Expand
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