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Title: METHOD OF ELECTROPOLISHING URANIUM

Abstract

A method of electropolishing the surface of uranium articles is presented. The process of this invention is carried out by immersing the uranium anticle into an electrolyte which contains from 35 to 65% by volume sulfuric acid, 1 to 20% by volume glycerine and 25 to 50% by volume of water. The article is made the anode in the cell and polished by electrolyzing at a voltage of from 10 to 15 volts. Discontinuing the electrolysis by intermittently withdrawing the anode from the electrolyte and removing any polarized film formed therein results in an especially bright surface.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4206340
Patent Number(s):
US 2894883
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002685
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002685
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND MATERIALS; ALCOHOLS; ANODES; CLEANING; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROPOLISHING; FILMS; GLYCERIN; POLARIZATION; SULFURIC ACID; SURFACES; URANIUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Walker, D.E., and Noland, R.A. METHOD OF ELECTROPOLISHING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Walker, D.E., & Noland, R.A. METHOD OF ELECTROPOLISHING URANIUM. United States.
Walker, D.E., and Noland, R.A. Tue . "METHOD OF ELECTROPOLISHING URANIUM". United States. doi:.
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title = {METHOD OF ELECTROPOLISHING URANIUM},
author = {Walker, D.E. and Noland, R.A.},
abstractNote = {A method of electropolishing the surface of uranium articles is presented. The process of this invention is carried out by immersing the uranium anticle into an electrolyte which contains from 35 to 65% by volume sulfuric acid, 1 to 20% by volume glycerine and 25 to 50% by volume of water. The article is made the anode in the cell and polished by electrolyzing at a voltage of from 10 to 15 volts. Discontinuing the electrolysis by intermittently withdrawing the anode from the electrolyte and removing any polarized film formed therein results in an especially bright surface.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 14 00:00:00 EDT 1959},
month = {Tue Jul 14 00:00:00 EDT 1959}
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