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Title: Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides

Abstract

Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. AmF.sub.4 is not further oxidized to AmF.sub.6 by the application of O.sub.2 F at room temperature, while plutonium compounds present in the americium sample are fluorinated to volatile PuF.sub.6, which can readily be separated therefrom, leaving the purified americium oxides and/or fluorides as the solid tetrafluoride.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866436
Patent Number(s):
US 4710222
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; removal; plutonium; impurity; americium; oxides; fluorides; amf; oxidized; application; temperature; compounds; sample; fluorinated; volatile; puf; readily; separated; therefrom; leaving; purified; solid; tetrafluoride; americium oxides; plutonium impurity; /75/204/423/

Citation Formats

FitzPatrick, John R, Dunn, Jerry G, and Avens, Larry R. Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
FitzPatrick, John R, Dunn, Jerry G, & Avens, Larry R. Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. United States.
FitzPatrick, John R, Dunn, Jerry G, and Avens, Larry R. Thu . "Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866436.
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title = {Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides},
author = {FitzPatrick, John R and Dunn, Jerry G and Avens, Larry R},
abstractNote = {Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. AmF.sub.4 is not further oxidized to AmF.sub.6 by the application of O.sub.2 F at room temperature, while plutonium compounds present in the americium sample are fluorinated to volatile PuF.sub.6, which can readily be separated therefrom, leaving the purified americium oxides and/or fluorides as the solid tetrafluoride.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/866436}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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