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Title: METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS

Abstract

An improved technique of preparing massive metallic uranium by the reaction at elevated temperature between an excess of alkali in alkaline earth metal and a uranium halide, such ss uranium tetrafluoride is presented. The improvement comprises employing a reducing atmosphere of hydrogen or the like, such as coal gas, in the vessel during the reduction stage and then replacing the reducing atmosphere with argon gas prior to cooling to ambient temperature.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4229784
Patent Number(s):
2886429
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-022508
NSA Number:
NSA-13-022508
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; ALKALI METALS; ARGON; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COAL; COOLING; GASES; HALIDES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HYDROGEN; INERT GASES; REDUCTION; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Cooke, W.H., and Crawford, J.W.C. METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Cooke, W.H., & Crawford, J.W.C. METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS. United States.
Cooke, W.H., and Crawford, J.W.C. Tue . "METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS". United States.
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title = {METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS},
author = {Cooke, W.H. and Crawford, J.W.C.},
abstractNote = {An improved technique of preparing massive metallic uranium by the reaction at elevated temperature between an excess of alkali in alkaline earth metal and a uranium halide, such ss uranium tetrafluoride is presented. The improvement comprises employing a reducing atmosphere of hydrogen or the like, such as coal gas, in the vessel during the reduction stage and then replacing the reducing atmosphere with argon gas prior to cooling to ambient temperature.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {5}
}