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Title: Process for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys

Abstract

A process is described for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys wherein molten uranium and uranium alloys are melted in a molten layer of a fluoride slag containing up to about 8 weight percent calcium metal. The calcium metal reduces oxides in the uranium and uranium alloys to provide them with an oxygen content of less than 100 parts per million. (auth)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4124452
Patent Number(s):
3895935
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-33-009810
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Dec 16; Other Information: C22B4/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N50220* -Metals, Ceramics, & Other Materials-Metals & Alloys-Preparation & Fabrication; 360101* -Materials-Metals & Alloys-Preparation & Fabrication; *URANIUM ALLOYS- ELECTROREFINING; *URANIUM- ELECTROREFINING; CALCIUM; CALCIUM FLUORIDES; MELTING

Citation Formats

Lewis, Jr, P S, Agee, W A, Bullock, IV, J S, and Condon, J B. Process for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Lewis, Jr, P S, Agee, W A, Bullock, IV, J S, & Condon, J B. Process for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys. United States.
Lewis, Jr, P S, Agee, W A, Bullock, IV, J S, and Condon, J B. Tue . "Process for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process is described for electroslag refining of uranium and uranium alloys wherein molten uranium and uranium alloys are melted in a molten layer of a fluoride slag containing up to about 8 weight percent calcium metal. The calcium metal reduces oxides in the uranium and uranium alloys to provide them with an oxygen content of less than 100 parts per million. (auth)},
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place = {United States},
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