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Title: THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Abstract

The fluorination of plutonium tetrafluoride by elemental fluorine to form plutonium hexafluoride was studied in a flow system at temperatures between 100 and 500 deg C. Partial pressures of fluorine from 0.25 to 1.0 atmosphere were used. The plutonium tetrafluoride was obtained from several sources, including the dissolution of uranium-plutonium alloys in bromine trifluoride. Activation energies between 10 and 12 kcal/mole were obtained. Details are included on the techniques and precautions employed in handling powdered plutonium compounds and plutonium hexafluoride. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Lemont, Ill.
OSTI Identifier:
4284647
Report Number(s):
ANL-5875
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000052
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; BROMINE FLUORIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; EXCITATION; FLUID FLOW; FLUORINATION; FLUORINE; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LATTICES; MEASURED VALUES; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; POWDERS; PRESSURE; RADIOACTIVITY; REMOTE HANDLING; SAFETY; SOLUTIONS; TEMPERATURE; THERMODYNAMICS; URANIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., and Steunenberg, R.K. THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web. doi:10.2172/4284647.
Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., & Steunenberg, R.K. THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE. United States. doi:10.2172/4284647.
Steindler, M.J., Steidl, D.V., and Steunenberg, R.K. Sun . "THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE". United States. doi:10.2172/4284647. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4284647.
@article{osti_4284647,
title = {THE FLUORINATION OF PLUTONIUM TETRAFLUORIDE},
author = {Steindler, M.J. and Steidl, D.V. and Steunenberg, R.K.},
abstractNote = {The fluorination of plutonium tetrafluoride by elemental fluorine to form plutonium hexafluoride was studied in a flow system at temperatures between 100 and 500 deg C. Partial pressures of fluorine from 0.25 to 1.0 atmosphere were used. The plutonium tetrafluoride was obtained from several sources, including the dissolution of uranium-plutonium alloys in bromine trifluoride. Activation energies between 10 and 12 kcal/mole were obtained. Details are included on the techniques and precautions employed in handling powdered plutonium compounds and plutonium hexafluoride. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4284647},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {6}
}