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Title: ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF METAL ALLOYS

Abstract

A process for the production of alloys of Ti, Zr, and Hf from their oxides and oxygen compounds by fusion electrolysis is patented. The oxide or oxygen compound is dissolved in an electrolyte containing cations such as Ca and Sr, which are more electropositive than Ti, Zr, or Hf with respect to halogens and O. A solid anode and a liquid metallic cathode containing molten alloying metal are used. During electrolysis, the Ti, Zr, or Hf metal is deposited in the liquid cathode, forming a molten metallic alloy. The design of the electrolytic cell, details of the process, and methods for removing impurities are described. (M.P.G.)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4708571
Patent Number(s):
US 3087873
Assignee:
Timax Associates
NSA Number:
NSA-17-025719
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1960 Jun 15; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ANODES; CALCIUM; CATHODES; CATIONS; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; HAFNIUM ALLOYS; HAFNIUM OXIDES; HALOGENS; IMPURITIES; LIQUID METALS; OXYGEN; PLANNING; PRODUCTION; REFINING; SOLIDS; SOLUTIONS; STRONTIUM; TITANIUM ALLOYS; TITANIUM OXIDES; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Slatin, H L. ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF METAL ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Slatin, H L. ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF METAL ALLOYS. United States.
Slatin, H L. Tue . "ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION OF METAL ALLOYS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process for the production of alloys of Ti, Zr, and Hf from their oxides and oxygen compounds by fusion electrolysis is patented. The oxide or oxygen compound is dissolved in an electrolyte containing cations such as Ca and Sr, which are more electropositive than Ti, Zr, or Hf with respect to halogens and O. A solid anode and a liquid metallic cathode containing molten alloying metal are used. During electrolysis, the Ti, Zr, or Hf metal is deposited in the liquid cathode, forming a molten metallic alloy. The design of the electrolytic cell, details of the process, and methods for removing impurities are described. (M.P.G.)},
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year = {1963},
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