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Title: PREPARATION OF PLUTONIUM

Abstract

Methods are presented for the electro-deposition of plutonium from fused mixtures of plutonium halides and halides of the alkali metals and alkaline earth metals. Th salts, preferably chlorides and with the plutonium prefer ably in the trivalent state, are placed in a refractory crucible such as tantalum or molybdenam and heated in a non-oxidizing atmosphere to 600 to 850 deg C, the higher temperatatures being used to obtain massive plutonium and the lower for the powder form. Electrodes of graphite or non reactive refractory metals are used, the crucible serving the cathode in one apparatus described in the patent.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4236850
Patent Number(s):
US 2893928
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002392
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALKALI METALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; CHLORIDES; CRUCIBLES; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTRODES; GRAPHITE; HALIDES; HEATING; MIXING; MOLYBDENUM; PLUTONIUM; POWDERS; PREPARATION; SALTS; TANTALUM; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Kolodney, M. PREPARATION OF PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kolodney, M. PREPARATION OF PLUTONIUM. United States.
Kolodney, M. 1959. "PREPARATION OF PLUTONIUM". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Methods are presented for the electro-deposition of plutonium from fused mixtures of plutonium halides and halides of the alkali metals and alkaline earth metals. Th salts, preferably chlorides and with the plutonium prefer ably in the trivalent state, are placed in a refractory crucible such as tantalum or molybdenam and heated in a non-oxidizing atmosphere to 600 to 850 deg C, the higher temperatatures being used to obtain massive plutonium and the lower for the powder form. Electrodes of graphite or non reactive refractory metals are used, the crucible serving the cathode in one apparatus described in the patent.},
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