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Title: PROCESS FOR PREPARING URANIUM METAL

Abstract

A process is presented for producing oxygen-free uranium metal comprising contacting iodine vapor with crude uranium in a reaction zone maintained at 400 to 800 C to produce a vaporous mixture of UI/sub 4/ and iodine. Also disposed within the maction zone is a tungsten filament which is heated to about 1600 C. The UI/sub 4/, upon contacting the hot filament, is decomposed to molten uranium substantially free of oxygen.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4258862
Patent Number(s):
US 2868636
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013644
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; DECOMPOSITION; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; IODINE; OXYGEN; PREPARATION; TEMPERATURE; TUNGSTEN; URANIUM; URANIUM IODIDES; VAPORS; WIRES

Citation Formats

Prescott, Jr, C H, and Reynolds, F L. PROCESS FOR PREPARING URANIUM METAL. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Prescott, Jr, C H, & Reynolds, F L. PROCESS FOR PREPARING URANIUM METAL. United States.
Prescott, Jr, C H, and Reynolds, F L. Tue . "PROCESS FOR PREPARING URANIUM METAL". United States.
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title = {PROCESS FOR PREPARING URANIUM METAL},
author = {Prescott, Jr, C H and Reynolds, F L},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for producing oxygen-free uranium metal comprising contacting iodine vapor with crude uranium in a reaction zone maintained at 400 to 800 C to produce a vaporous mixture of UI/sub 4/ and iodine. Also disposed within the maction zone is a tungsten filament which is heated to about 1600 C. The UI/sub 4/, upon contacting the hot filament, is decomposed to molten uranium substantially free of oxygen.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
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