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Title: Method for producing uranium atomic beam source

Abstract

A method for producing a beam of neutral uranium atoms is obtained by vaporizing uranium from a compound UM.sub.x heated to produce U vapor from an M boat or from some other suitable refractory container such as a tungsten boat, where M is a metal whose vapor pressure is negligible compared to that of uranium at the vaporization temperature. The compound, for example, may be the uranium-rhenium compound, URe.sub.2. An evaporation rate in excess of about 10 times that of conventional uranium beam sources is produced.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Danville, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862572
Patent Number(s):
US 3963921
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; producing; uranium; atomic; beam; source; neutral; atoms; obtained; vaporizing; compound; heated; produce; vapor; boat; suitable; refractory; container; tungsten; metal; pressure; negligible; compared; vaporization; temperature; example; uranium-rhenium; evaporation; rate; excess; 10; times; conventional; sources; produced; refractory container; vapor pressure; beam source; vaporization temperature; /250/204/420/423/

Citation Formats

Krikorian, Oscar H. Method for producing uranium atomic beam source. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Krikorian, Oscar H. Method for producing uranium atomic beam source. United States.
Krikorian, Oscar H. Tue . "Method for producing uranium atomic beam source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862572.
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title = {Method for producing uranium atomic beam source},
author = {Krikorian, Oscar H},
abstractNote = {A method for producing a beam of neutral uranium atoms is obtained by vaporizing uranium from a compound UM.sub.x heated to produce U vapor from an M boat or from some other suitable refractory container such as a tungsten boat, where M is a metal whose vapor pressure is negligible compared to that of uranium at the vaporization temperature. The compound, for example, may be the uranium-rhenium compound, URe.sub.2. An evaporation rate in excess of about 10 times that of conventional uranium beam sources is produced.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/862572}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {6}
}

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