Some other possible isotopic separation methods

Today I found HBM to add a laser isotope separation chamber. It uses lasers to separate some isotope, and in fact this method is feasible in reality, but there is currently no large-scale industrialization, mainly for experimental.

So I wonder if we can make the acquisition of certain isotopes more complicated to extend the technology tree (rather than stupid centrifugation) and make it more difficult.

At present, chemical exchange method is mainly used for isotope separation, which can be used for lithium and boron isotopes currently owned by gt6. Of course, if you think chemical exchange is too complicated, or you don’t want to be so troublesome, you can also directly use laser (although it’s not widely used, it’s theoretically feasible)

At present, lithium amalgam-lithium hydroxide aqueous solution exchange method is mainly used for isotope separation of lithium-6 and lithium-7. When they come into contact, lithium-6 will be enriched in mercury phase, while lithium-7 will be enriched in water phase. Because Mercury is obviously insoluble in water, it is easy to separate them. At present, this is the most commonly used method for lithium isotope separation in industry.

At present, the separation of boron-10 and boron-11 mainly depends on the chemical distillation of boron trifluoride complex. The reflux distillation of BF3-BF3 ether complex is mainly used in industry. Boron-10 is enriched in liquid phase, while boron-11 is enriched in gas phase. In addition, another method is BF3-BF3 sulfur dioxide complex. This method is feasible, but it does not seem to be widely used. In addition, boron-10 is a good neutron absorber and can be used to make neutron absorbing rods (in gt6, you can give it a coefficient different from that of Cd-In-Ag alloy).

There are some problems in these methods in gt6: the isotopic elements in gt6 are not mixtures of different isotopes, but the main isotopes of the pure element (for example, the uranium ingot is composed of pure uranium-238, not the mixture of uranium-238 and uranium-235). This will lead to some problems.