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Title: PLUTONIUM ELECTROREFINING CELLS

Abstract

Electrorefining cells for obtaining 99.98% plutonium are described. The cells consist of an impure liquid plutonium anode, a molten PuCl/sub 3/-- alkali or alkaline earth metal chloanode, a molten PuCl/sub 3/-alkali or alkaline earth metal chloride electrolyte, and a nonreactive cathode, all being contained in nonreactive ceramic containers which separate anode from cathode by a short distance and define a gap for the collection of the purified liquid plutonium deposited on the cathode. Important features of these cells are the addition of stirrer blades on the anode lead and a large cathode surface to insure a low current density. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4682116
Patent Number(s):
US 3098028
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-030959
NSA Number:
NSA-17-030959
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALKALI METALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; CATHODES; CERAMICS; CHLORIDES; CURRENTS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; FUSED SALTS; IMPURITIES; PATENT; PLANNING; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; REFINING; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Mullins, L.J. Jr., Leary, J.A., Bjorklund, C.W., and Maraman, W.J. PLUTONIUM ELECTROREFINING CELLS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Mullins, L.J. Jr., Leary, J.A., Bjorklund, C.W., & Maraman, W.J. PLUTONIUM ELECTROREFINING CELLS. United States.
Mullins, L.J. Jr., Leary, J.A., Bjorklund, C.W., and Maraman, W.J. Tue . "PLUTONIUM ELECTROREFINING CELLS". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_4682116,
title = {PLUTONIUM ELECTROREFINING CELLS},
author = {Mullins, L.J. Jr. and Leary, J.A. and Bjorklund, C.W. and Maraman, W.J.},
abstractNote = {Electrorefining cells for obtaining 99.98% plutonium are described. The cells consist of an impure liquid plutonium anode, a molten PuCl/sub 3/-- alkali or alkaline earth metal chloanode, a molten PuCl/sub 3/-alkali or alkaline earth metal chloride electrolyte, and a nonreactive cathode, all being contained in nonreactive ceramic containers which separate anode from cathode by a short distance and define a gap for the collection of the purified liquid plutonium deposited on the cathode. Important features of these cells are the addition of stirrer blades on the anode lead and a large cathode surface to insure a low current density. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 1963},
month = {Tue Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 1963}
}