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Title: Separation of terbium(III,IV) oxide

Various embodiments relate to separation of terbium(III,IV) oxide. In various embodiments, present invention provides a method of separating terbium(III,IV) oxide from a composition. The method can include contacting a composition including terbium(III,IV) oxide and one or more other trivalent rare earth oxides with a liquid including acetic acid to form a mixture. The contacting can be effective to dissolve at least some of the one or more other trivalent rare earth oxides into the liquid. The method can include separating undissolved terbium(III,IV) oxide from the mixture, to provide separated terbium(III,IV) oxide.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1464454
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA) AMES
Patent Number(s):
10,029,920
Application Number:
15/185,075
Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jun 17
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY