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Title: METHOD OF PREPARING URANIUM, THORIUM, OR PLUTONIUM OXIDES IN LIQUID BISMUTH

Abstract

A method is given for forming compositions, as well as the compositions themselves, employing uranium hydride in a liquid bismuth composition to increase the solubility of uranium, plutonium and thorium oxides in the liquid bismuth. The finely divided oxide of uranium, plutonium. or thorium is mixed with the liquid bismuth and uranium hydride, the hydride being present in an amount equal to about 3 at. %, heated to about 5OO deg C, agitated and thereafter cooled and excess resultant hydrogen removed therefrom.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4115703
Patent Number(s):
2961390
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-007698
NSA Number:
NSA-15-007698
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; BISMUTH; LIQUID METALS; OXIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PREPARATION; SOLUBILITY; THORIUM OXIDES; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM HYDRIDES

Citation Formats

Davidson, J.K., Robb, W.L., and Salmon, O.N. METHOD OF PREPARING URANIUM, THORIUM, OR PLUTONIUM OXIDES IN LIQUID BISMUTH. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Davidson, J.K., Robb, W.L., & Salmon, O.N. METHOD OF PREPARING URANIUM, THORIUM, OR PLUTONIUM OXIDES IN LIQUID BISMUTH. United States.
Davidson, J.K., Robb, W.L., and Salmon, O.N. Tue . "METHOD OF PREPARING URANIUM, THORIUM, OR PLUTONIUM OXIDES IN LIQUID BISMUTH". United States.
@article{osti_4115703,
title = {METHOD OF PREPARING URANIUM, THORIUM, OR PLUTONIUM OXIDES IN LIQUID BISMUTH},
author = {Davidson, J.K. and Robb, W.L. and Salmon, O.N.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for forming compositions, as well as the compositions themselves, employing uranium hydride in a liquid bismuth composition to increase the solubility of uranium, plutonium and thorium oxides in the liquid bismuth. The finely divided oxide of uranium, plutonium. or thorium is mixed with the liquid bismuth and uranium hydride, the hydride being present in an amount equal to about 3 at. %, heated to about 5OO deg C, agitated and thereafter cooled and excess resultant hydrogen removed therefrom.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {11}
}