West Germany's cheap process by a centrifuge machine for research into uranium 235 became international news Oct 13.
Newspaper headlines, Professor Groth at Born Physics Institute
3 shots; centrifuge at Aachen
SOF - Dr. Beyerle speaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. C: Dr. Karl Beyerle: "We in Germany are interested to make a material of enrichment of two per cent - while nine per cent or more is necessary to make an atomic bomb. And you must repeat the process very often in this machine to get ??? such a high percentage. And even if anybody had a certain amount of highly enriched uranium, this would not be enough to make an atomic bomb. A lot of other techniques and abilities are necessary for this, of course."
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Background: West Germany's cheap process by a centrifuge machine for research into uranium 235 became international news Oct 13. Some headlines had it that Germany was able to produce A-bombs in the kitchen.
In a sof statement to Visnews Dr. Karl Beyerle, leader of the research team at Aachen where the centrifuge is housed, denied such reports. He said the process would produce only very slightly enriched uranium - two per cent for use in future power reactors.
At the Bonn University Physics Institute is the other brain behind the building of the centrifuge Professor Groth who told reporters that it had only been built on a laboratory scale but they wanted to go ahead on a large pilot plant.