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Title: THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE AND PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE BY FLUORINE

Abstract

The conversion of plutonium tetrafluoride and plutonium dioxide to the hexafluoride by elemental fluorine was investigated in a flow system at temperatures between 100 and 600 deg C. The partial pressure of fluorine used was varied from 0.25 to 1.0 atmosphere. The rates of fluorination were dependent on the source of the starting material, probably due to differences in particle size. Activation energies of the reaction were between 10 and 12 kcal per mole. The reactions are believed to show promise for process application in the recovery of plutonium from nuclear reactor fuels. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4195279
NSA Number:
NSA-14-004379
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Sci. and Eng.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: Vol: 6; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ATMOSPHERE; CONVERSION; FLUORINATION; FLUORINE; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAIN SIZE; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PRESSURE; REACTORS; RECOVERY; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., and Steunenberg, R.K. THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE AND PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE BY FLUORINE. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1959. Web.
Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., & Steunenberg, R.K. THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE AND PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE BY FLUORINE. Country unknown/Code not available.
Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., and Steunenberg, R.K. Thu . "THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE AND PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE BY FLUORINE". Country unknown/Code not available.
@article{osti_4195279,
title = {THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE AND PLUTONIUM DIOXIDE BY FLUORINE},
author = {Steindler, M.J. and Steidl, D.V. and Steunenberg, R.K.},
abstractNote = {The conversion of plutonium tetrafluoride and plutonium dioxide to the hexafluoride by elemental fluorine was investigated in a flow system at temperatures between 100 and 600 deg C. The partial pressure of fluorine used was varied from 0.25 to 1.0 atmosphere. The rates of fluorination were dependent on the source of the starting material, probably due to differences in particle size. Activation energies of the reaction were between 10 and 12 kcal per mole. The reactions are believed to show promise for process application in the recovery of plutonium from nuclear reactor fuels. (auth)},
doi = {},
journal = {Nuclear Sci. and Eng.},
number = ,
volume = Vol: 6,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1959},
month = {10}
}