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Title: ELECTROLYTIC CLADDING OF ZIRCONIUM ON URANIUM

Abstract

A method is presented for coating uranium with zircoalum by rendering the uranium surface smooth and oxidefree, immersing it in a molten electrolytic bath in NaCI, K/sub 2/ZrF/sub 6/, KF, and ZrO/sub 2/, and before the article reaches temperature equilibrium with the bath, applying an electrolyzing current of 60 amperes per square dectmeter at approximately 3 volts to form a layer of zirconium metal on the uranium.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4192095
Patent Number(s):
2905599
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006638
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006638
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS AND MATERIALS; CLEANING; COATING; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; FILMS; FUSED SALTS; POTASSIUM FLUORIDES; SODIUM CHLORIDES; URANIUM; ZIRCONIUM; ZIRCONIUM FLUORIDES; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Wick, J.J. ELECTROLYTIC CLADDING OF ZIRCONIUM ON URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Wick, J.J. ELECTROLYTIC CLADDING OF ZIRCONIUM ON URANIUM. United States.
Wick, J.J. Tue . "ELECTROLYTIC CLADDING OF ZIRCONIUM ON URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4192095,
title = {ELECTROLYTIC CLADDING OF ZIRCONIUM ON URANIUM},
author = {Wick, J.J.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for coating uranium with zircoalum by rendering the uranium surface smooth and oxidefree, immersing it in a molten electrolytic bath in NaCI, K/sub 2/ZrF/sub 6/, KF, and ZrO/sub 2/, and before the article reaches temperature equilibrium with the bath, applying an electrolyzing current of 60 amperes per square dectmeter at approximately 3 volts to form a layer of zirconium metal on the uranium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}