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Title: ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALS

Abstract

A method is described for reducing beryllium halides to beryllium. The beryllfum halide fs placed in an eutectic mixture of alkali halides and alkaline earth halides. The constituents of this eutectic bath are so chosen that it has a melting point less than the boiling point of mercury, which acts as a cathode for the system. The beryllium metal is then deposited in the mercury upon electrolysis.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4069396
Patent Number(s):
2987454
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-019762
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ALKALI METALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; BERYLLIUM; BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS; CATHODES; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; EUTECTICS; HALIDES; MERCURY; MIXING; REDUCTION

Citation Formats

Kopelman, B, and Holden, R B. ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Kopelman, B, & Holden, R B. ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALS. United States.
Kopelman, B, and Holden, R B. Thu . "ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALS". United States.
@article{osti_4069396,
title = {ELECTROLYTIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METALS},
author = {Kopelman, B and Holden, R B},
abstractNote = {A method is described for reducing beryllium halides to beryllium. The beryllfum halide fs placed in an eutectic mixture of alkali halides and alkaline earth halides. The constituents of this eutectic bath are so chosen that it has a melting point less than the boiling point of mercury, which acts as a cathode for the system. The beryllium metal is then deposited in the mercury upon electrolysis.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {6}
}