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Title: Study of the hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Abstract

The reaction of uranium hexafluoride with water has been studied by using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Several different methods for accomplishing this task have been carried out. In addition, interpretatins of the results have been made. These interpretations have been based on literature values for the reactants and for compounds analogous to possible products. It was shown that classical matrix-isolation techniques proved to be unsatisfactory for studying this reaction. Other methods were developed in order to obtain results. They were: (1) the codeposition of pure UF/sub 6/ and H/sub 2/O on a cold window at 16/sup 0/K, (2) the codeposition of argon matrix to sample ratios of 10:1 to 2:1 of UF/sub 6/ and H/sub 2/O at 16/sup 0/K, and (3) the annealing of the samples produced by (1) and (2) while they were being scanned with FT-IR. 78 refs., 86 figs., 7 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant, TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5528381
Report Number(s):
K/SUB-81-7685/1-02
ON: DE85012871
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OT21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Thesis. Submitted to Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; INFRARED SPECTRA; WATER; ANNEALING; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; DEPOSITION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; MOLYBDENUM FLUORIDES; NEPTUNIUM FLUORIDES; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TUNGSTEN FLUORIDES; URANIUM OXIDES; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; URANIUM TRIOXIDE; URANYL FLUORIDES; VOLATILITY; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; DATA; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HEAT TREATMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; INTEGRAL TRANSFORMATIONS; MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS; NEPTUNIUM COMPOUNDS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; REFRACTORY METAL COMPOUNDS; SPECTRA; TRANSFORMATIONS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; TRANSURANIUM COMPOUNDS; TUNGSTEN COMPOUNDS; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM FLUORIDES; URANYL COMPOUNDS; 400702* - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials; 400104 - Spectral Procedures- (-1987); 050700 - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties

Citation Formats

Anderson, S P. Study of the hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/5528381.
Anderson, S P. Study of the hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5528381
Anderson, S P. 1982. "Study of the hydrolysis of uranium hexafluoride by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5528381. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5528381.
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abstractNote = {The reaction of uranium hexafluoride with water has been studied by using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Several different methods for accomplishing this task have been carried out. In addition, interpretatins of the results have been made. These interpretations have been based on literature values for the reactants and for compounds analogous to possible products. It was shown that classical matrix-isolation techniques proved to be unsatisfactory for studying this reaction. Other methods were developed in order to obtain results. They were: (1) the codeposition of pure UF/sub 6/ and H/sub 2/O on a cold window at 16/sup 0/K, (2) the codeposition of argon matrix to sample ratios of 10:1 to 2:1 of UF/sub 6/ and H/sub 2/O at 16/sup 0/K, and (3) the annealing of the samples produced by (1) and (2) while they were being scanned with FT-IR. 78 refs., 86 figs., 7 tabs.},
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