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Title: PRODUCTION OF ACTINIDE METAL

Abstract

A process of reducing actinide oxide to the metal with magnesium-zinc alloy in a flux of 5 mole% of magnesium fluoride and 95 mole% of magnesium chloride plus lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium, strontium, or barium chloride is presented. The flux contains at least 14 mole% of magnesium cation at 600-- 900 deg C in air. The formed magnesium-zinc-actinide alloy is separated from the magnesium-oxide-containing flux. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4699724
Patent Number(s):
US 3109731
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-17-041376
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; ACTINIDES; AIR; BARIUM CHLORIDES; CALCIUM CHLORIDES; CATIONS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LITHIUM CHLORIDES; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; MAGNESIUM CHLORIDES; MAGNESIUM FLUORIDES; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; OXIDES; POTASSIUM CHLORIDES; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SODIUM CHLORIDES; STRONTIUM CHLORIDES; ZINC ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Knighton, J B. PRODUCTION OF ACTINIDE METAL. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Knighton, J B. PRODUCTION OF ACTINIDE METAL. United States.
Knighton, J B. 1963. "PRODUCTION OF ACTINIDE METAL". United States.
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title = {PRODUCTION OF ACTINIDE METAL},
author = {Knighton, J B},
abstractNote = {A process of reducing actinide oxide to the metal with magnesium-zinc alloy in a flux of 5 mole% of magnesium fluoride and 95 mole% of magnesium chloride plus lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium, strontium, or barium chloride is presented. The flux contains at least 14 mole% of magnesium cation at 600-- 900 deg C in air. The formed magnesium-zinc-actinide alloy is separated from the magnesium-oxide-containing flux. (AEC)},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4699724}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {11}
}