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Title: PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEPARATING IRRADIATION PRODUCTS OF THORIUM

Abstract

A method is presented for separating uranium-233 and protactinium from thorium-232 containing compositions which comprises irradiating finely divided particles of said thorium with a neutron flux to form uranium-233 and protactinium, heating the neutron-irradiated composition in a fluorine and hydrogen atmosphere to form volatile fluorides of uranium and protactinium and thereafter separating said volatile fluorides from the thorium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4207731
Patent Number(s):
2893936
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-002485
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002485
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE; HEATING; HYDROGEN; IRRADIATION; PRODUCTION; PROTACTINIUM; PROTACTINIUM FLUORIDES; RADIOISOTOPES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THORIUM; THORIUM 232; URANIUM 233; URANIUM FLUORIDES; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Hatch, L.P., Miles, F.T., Sheehan, T.V., Wiswall, R.H., and Heus, R.J. PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEPARATING IRRADIATION PRODUCTS OF THORIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Hatch, L.P., Miles, F.T., Sheehan, T.V., Wiswall, R.H., & Heus, R.J. PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEPARATING IRRADIATION PRODUCTS OF THORIUM. United States.
Hatch, L.P., Miles, F.T., Sheehan, T.V., Wiswall, R.H., and Heus, R.J. Wed . "PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEPARATING IRRADIATION PRODUCTS OF THORIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4207731,
title = {PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY SEPARATING IRRADIATION PRODUCTS OF THORIUM},
author = {Hatch, L.P. and Miles, F.T. and Sheehan, T.V. and Wiswall, R.H. and Heus, R.J.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for separating uranium-233 and protactinium from thorium-232 containing compositions which comprises irradiating finely divided particles of said thorium with a neutron flux to form uranium-233 and protactinium, heating the neutron-irradiated composition in a fluorine and hydrogen atmosphere to form volatile fluorides of uranium and protactinium and thereafter separating said volatile fluorides from the thorium.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {7}
}