Plasma isotope separation based on ion cyclotron resonance
Experiments that have been conducted in the USA, France, and Russia to investigate isotopically selective ion
cyclotron resonance (ICR) as a tool for plasma isotope separation are analyzed. Because this method runs into difficulties at low values of the relative isotope mass difference ΔM/M, for some elements (for gadolinium, as an example) isotope separation still remains a problem. There are ways to solve it, however,
as experimental results and theoretical calculations suggest.