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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM

Abstract

A modified process is described for the production of uranium metal by means of a bomb reduction of UF/sub 4/. Difficulty is sometimes experienced in obtaining complete separation of the uranium from the slag when the process is carried out on a snnall scale, i.e., for the production of 10 grams of U or less. Complete separation may be obtained by incorporating in the reaction mixture a quantity of MnCl/sub 2/, so that this compound is reduced along with the UF/sub 4/ . As a result a U--Mn alloy is formed which has a melting point lower than that of pure U, and consequently the metal remains molten for a longer period allowing more complete separation from the slag.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4309726
Patent Number(s):
US 2834672
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014403
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014403
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; MANGANESE ALLOYS; MANGANESE CHLORIDES; MELTING POINTS; METALS; PATENT; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SLAGS; URANIUM; URANIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Foster, L.S., and Magel, T.T. METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Foster, L.S., & Magel, T.T. METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM. United States.
Foster, L.S., and Magel, T.T. Tue . "METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4309726,
title = {METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM},
author = {Foster, L.S. and Magel, T.T.},
abstractNote = {A modified process is described for the production of uranium metal by means of a bomb reduction of UF/sub 4/. Difficulty is sometimes experienced in obtaining complete separation of the uranium from the slag when the process is carried out on a snnall scale, i.e., for the production of 10 grams of U or less. Complete separation may be obtained by incorporating in the reaction mixture a quantity of MnCl/sub 2/, so that this compound is reduced along with the UF/sub 4/ . As a result a U--Mn alloy is formed which has a melting point lower than that of pure U, and consequently the metal remains molten for a longer period allowing more complete separation from the slag.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {5}
}