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upper level
  تراز ِ بالا، ~ زبرین   
tarâz-e bâlâ (#), ~ zabarin (#)

Fr.: niveau supérieur   

In atomic physics, an initial energy state in an emission transition.

upper; → level.

upper limit
  حدِ بالا، ~ زبرین   
hadd-e bâlâ (#), ~ zabarin (#)

Fr.: limite supérieure   

Of an integral operator, the point at which the integration ends.

upper; → limit.

upper main sequence
  رشته‌ی ِ فریست ِ زبرین   
rešte-ye farist-e zabarin

Fr.: séquence principale supérieure   

A → main sequence star with a mass above 1.5 Msun. Upper main sequence stars have high central temperatures so that they produce their energy through the → CNO cycle. The outward energy flux is very high and therefore this flux cannot be maintained by → radiative transfer. Thus, upper main sequence stars have → convective cores. Outside the core, there is a → radiative zone. The mass of the convective core gradually diminishes as the hydrogen is consumed. The surface hydrogen is fully ionized and the → opacity is due to → electron scattering The opacity due to electron scattering.

upper; → main; → sequence.

upper mantle
  گوشته‌ی ِ زبرین   
gušte-ye zabarin

Fr.: manteau supérieur   

The upper part of the Earth's → mantle which begins at the base of the → crust around 35 km and extends downward to about 410 km.

upper; → mantle.

upper mass cut-off
  بره‌ی ِ بالایی ِ جرم، ~ زبرین ِ ~   
bore-ye bâlâyi-ye jerm, ~ zabarin-e ~

Fr.: coupure aux masses élevées   

Same as → upper mass limit.

upper; → mass; → cut-off.

upper mass limit
  حد ِ بالایی ِ جرم، ~ زبرین ِ ~   
hadd-e bâlâyi-ye jerm, ~ zabarin-e ~

Fr.: limite supérieure de masses   

The highest mass range admitted in a star formation model. The high mass end of the → initial mass function. The upper mass limit is a critical parameter in understanding → stellar populations, → star formation, and → massive star feedback in galaxies.

upper; → mass; → limit.

upper transit
  گذر ِ زبرین   
gozar-e zabarin (#)

Fr.: passage supérieur   

The movement of a celestial body across a celestial meridian's upper branch. Same as → upper culmination.

upper; → transit.

upstream
  فرازاب   
farâzâb (#)

Fr.: en amont   

1) Toward or in the higher part of a stream; against the current. → downstream
2) Directed upstream; situated upstream.

up; → stream.

Farâz, → height; water, → water.

uranium
  اورانیوم   
urâniyom (#)

Fr.: uranium   

A → radioactive metallic → chemical element; symbol U. → Atomic number 92; → atomic weight 238.0289; → melting post 1,132 °C; → boiling point 3,818°C; → specific gravity 19.1 at 25 °C. Uranium has 14 known → isotopes of which 238U is the most abundant in nature. This isotope (→ half-life 4.5 billion years) is 138 times more abundant than 235U (half-life 710 million years). The metal was first isolated by the French chemist Eugène-Melchior Peligot in 1841. See also: → uranium oxide, → uranium conversion, → uranium dioxide, → uranium enrichment, → uranium hexafluoride, → uranium-233, → uranium-235, → uranium-238, → plutonium, → fissile isotope, → fertile isotope, → yellowcake.

From the name of the planet → Uranus. The German chemist Martin-Heinrich Klaproth discovered the element in 1789, following the German/English astronomer William Hershel's discovery of the planet in 1781.

uranium conversion
  هاگرد ِ اورانیوم   
hâgard-e urâniom

Fr.: convesrion de l'uranium   

A chemical process converting the → yellowcake to → uranium hexafluoride. The uranium hexafluoride is heated to become a gas and loaded into cylinders. When it cools, it condenses into a solid.

uranium; → conversion.

uranium dioxide
  دی‌اکسید ِ اورانیوم   
dioksid-e urâniyom

Fr.: dioxyde d'uranium   

A black crystalline solid (UO2pitchblende, carnotite, and autunite and is used chiefly as a source of nuclear energy by fission of the radioisotope uranium-235. After the → uranium hexafluoride is enriched, a fuel fabricator converts it into uranium dioxide powder and presses the powder into fuel pellets.

uranium; → dioxide.

uranium enrichment
  پُردارش ِ اورانیوم   
pordâreš-e urâniyom

Fr.: enrichissement de l'uranium   

The process by which the percentage of → fissile uranium in a sample is increased. Uranium obtained from mining contains several → isotopes of uranium in different compositions, such as U-238 (~99%), U-235 (~0.7%), and U-234 (~0.02%). Among them, U-235 is the only one that is fissile, i.e. can be used in a → nuclear reactor to produce heat (and consequently electricity) in a controlled manner. As such, the concentration of U-235 as a fuel used in a reactor needs to be increased, which is done using several techniques, such as → gaseous diffusion.

uranium; → enrichment.

uranium hexafluoride
  هگزافلویءورید ِ اورانیوم   
hegzâfluorid-e urâniyom

Fr.: hexafluorure d'uranium   

A white solid compound (UF6) of → uranium and → fluorine obtained by chemical treatment of → yellowcake, forming a vapor at temperatures above 56 °C. It contains both of the naturally occurring → isotopes of uranium U-235 and U-238. The isotopes are separated on the basis of differences in their diffusion properties. UF6 is the process medium for all separation processes for → uranium enrichment. It is essential that fluoride be a pure element and therefore solely the mass differences of U-235 and U-238 determine the separation process.

uranium; → hexa-; → fluoride.

uranium oxide
  اکسید ِ اورانیوم   
oksid-e urâniyom

Fr.: oxyde d'uranium   

A chemical compound made up of → uranium and → oxygen. The most common forms of uranium oxide are U3O8 and UO2. Both oxide forms are solids that have low solubility in water and are relatively stable over a wide range of environmental conditions. Triuranium octaoxide (U3O8) is the most stable form of uranium and is the form most commonly found in nature. → Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the form in which uranium is most commonly used as a → nuclear reactor fuel. At ambient temperatures, UO2 will gradually convert to U3O8.

uranium; → oxide.

uranium-233
  اورانیوم-۲۳۳   
urâniyom-233

Fr.: uranium-233   

A → fissile isotope bred by the → fertile isotope thorium-232. It is similar in weapons quality to → plutonium-239.

uranium.

uranium-235
  اورانیوم-۲۳۵   
urâniyom-235

Fr.: uranium-235   

The only naturally occurring → fissile isotope. Natural uranium has 0.7 percent of 235U; light water reactors use about 3 percent and weapons materials normally consist of 90 percent of this isotope.

uranium.

uranium-238
  اورانیوم-۲۳۸   
uranium-238

Fr.: uranium-238   

A → fertile isotope from which → plutonium-239 can be bred. It comprises 99.3 percent of natural uranium.

uranium.

Uranus
  اورانوس   
Urânus (#)

Fr.: Uranus   

The seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest, discovered by William Herschel in 1781. It has a diameter about 51,100 km, four times that of the Earth, and a mass 14.5 times Earth's mass. Uranus orbits the Sun at a distance over 19 times the Earth-Sun distance. Although it takes about 84 years for Uranus to make a revolution, it completes a fast rotation in only 17 and a half hours. Unlike the other planets, its axis of rotation lies mostly in the plane of the Solar System. Uranus is internally less active than the other giant planets, which added to its larger distance from the Sun, makes it colder. It has a dense atmosphere made of mostly molecular hydrogen (83 percent) and helium (15 percent), with two percent methane and traces of acetylene and other hydrocarbons. The planet's greenish-blue color is due to light scattering as in Earth's sky and the absorption of red light by its small amount of atmospheric methane. Uranus has a ring system and 27 known satellites.

L. Uranus, from Gk. Ouranos "heaven." In Gk. mythology he was the the primeval sky god, and responsible for both the sunshine and the rain. He was the son and husband of Gaia, the goddess of the Earth and the father of Titans.

Urca process
  فراروند ِ اورکا   
farâravand-e Urkâ

Fr.: processus Urca   

A cycle of nuclear reactions, primarily among the iron group of elements, accompanied by a high rate of neutrino formation. Neutrinos carry away energy quickly leading to the cooling of the stellar core and a dramatic drop in the pressure. Due to this process in pre-supernova stars, the core becomes unable to support the weight of the overlying layers. These layers collapse onto the core and subsequently rebound and escape in the supernova explosion.

Named for the de Urca Casino in Rio de Janeiro, by George Gamow and Mario Schönberg, who first studied this process. Gamow is reported to have pointed to the similarity between the disappearance of money in the crowded gambling rooms of the Casino and the disappearance of electron energy into invisible neutrinos; → process.

urge
  ۱) گرژیدن؛ ۲) گرژ   
1) garžidan; 2) garž

Fr.: 1) pousser, exhorter, presser; 2) désir ardent, forte envie   

1a) To push or force along; impel with force or vigor.
1b) To drive with incitement to speed or effort.
1c) To impel, constrain, or move to some action.
2) An act of urging; impelling action, influence, or force; impulse (Dictionary.com).

From L. urgere "to press hard, push forward, drive, compel,," from PIE root *ureg- "to push, shove, drive;" cf. Lith. verziu "tie, fasten, squeeze," vargas "need, distress;" O.C.S. vragu "enemy;" Gothic wrikan "to persecute;" O.E. wrecan "avenge; drive, hunt, pursue;" E. wreak "to inflict, to cause;" Av. uruuaj- "to walk," see below.

Garžidan, from Proto-Ir. *uraj- "to go forth" (Cheung 2007; on the model of *urad- "to soften," Baluchi grast "to cook in oil or water"); cf. Av. uruuaj- "to go forth, walk;" cf. Kurd. guš, gušin (?) "to press, squeeze, shake;" Skt. vraj- "to stride, walk, proceed;" cognate with L. urgere, as above (Cheung 2007).

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