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Title: Production and recovery of Americium-241

Abstract

Americium-241, one of the most useful actinide isotopes, is produced as a by-product of plutonium scrap recovery operations. Rocky Flats (RF) has supplied high-purity americium oxide to the US Department of Energy's Isotope Pool since 1962. Over the years, the evolving separation and purification processes have included such diverse operations as aqueous precipitation, ion exchange, and both molten-salt and organic-solvent extraction. A review is presented of the production and recovery processes of americium-241. 5 references.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Golden, CO (USA). Rocky Flats Plant
OSTI Identifier:
6024457
Report Number(s):
RFP-3705; CONF-841229-1
ON: DE85004972
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on americium and curium science and technology, Honolulu, HI, USA, 16 Dec 1984; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; AMERICIUM 241; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; RECOVERY; PURIFICATION; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AMERICIUM ISOTOPES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 400203* - Isotope Exchange & Isotope Separation- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Navratil, J D. Production and recovery of Americium-241. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Navratil, J D. Production and recovery of Americium-241. United States.
Navratil, J D. Sun . "Production and recovery of Americium-241". United States.
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