How does a centrifuge work?
A centrifuge is a long cylinder that spins at very high speeds to enrich uranium. Uranium hexaflouride is fed into the centrifuge. The force of the spinning throws the heaviest particles to the cylinder walls, separating them from the lighter isotopes. The heaver particles - the increasingly enriched uranium - is then drawn off. The desired enrichment is achieved by connecting a large number of centrifuges in a series.
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