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Title: METHOD OF OPERATING A CALUTRON

Abstract

A method of operating an electromagnetic isotope separator of the calutron class is reported whereby uranium tetrachloride is produced at a controlled rate within the source rather than betng introduced therein as was formerly practiced. This is accomplished by placing a uranium-bearing material, such as uranium metal, uranium trichloride, or uranium carbide in the charge receptacle of the calutron, heating this material to about to produce uranium tetrachloride vapor at a rate controlled by the chlorine gas flow into the source. The vapor is subsequently ionized by an electric arc and mass separated by conventional calutron methods.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4184251
Patent Number(s):
2921199
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-015873
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015873
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ISOTOPE SEPARATION; BEARINGS; CALUTRON; CARBIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE; CONTROL ELEMENTS; ELECTRIC ARCS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; GAS FLOW; HEATING; IONIZATION; MASS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PRODUCTION; RADIATION SOURCES; URANIUM; URANIUM CHLORIDES; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Davidson, P.H. METHOD OF OPERATING A CALUTRON. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Davidson, P.H. METHOD OF OPERATING A CALUTRON. United States.
Davidson, P.H. Tue . "METHOD OF OPERATING A CALUTRON". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF OPERATING A CALUTRON},
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abstractNote = {A method of operating an electromagnetic isotope separator of the calutron class is reported whereby uranium tetrachloride is produced at a controlled rate within the source rather than betng introduced therein as was formerly practiced. This is accomplished by placing a uranium-bearing material, such as uranium metal, uranium trichloride, or uranium carbide in the charge receptacle of the calutron, heating this material to about to produce uranium tetrachloride vapor at a rate controlled by the chlorine gas flow into the source. The vapor is subsequently ionized by an electric arc and mass separated by conventional calutron methods.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {1}
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