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Title: PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM FLUORIDE

Abstract

Reduction of PuF/sub 4/ to metal is described. In the example given, PuF/sub 4/ is mixed with 0.3 mole I/sub 2/ per mole of Pu and Ca powder 25% in excess of that required for eduction of the Pu salt, and I/sub 2/ is added. The mixture is charged to a magnesia-lined steel bomb which is heated until reacted in a furnace. The Pu is reduced to metal and recovered as a slug after the bomb is cooled and opened. About 90% yield is obtained. (T.R.H.)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4235064
Patent Number(s):
2890110
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-021003
NSA Number:
NSA-13-021003
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; BOMB REDUCTION; CALCIUM; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; EFFICIENCY; FABRICATION; FURNACES; IODINE; MIXING; PERFORMANCE; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; POWDERS; PRESSURE VESSELS; RECOVERY; REDUCTION; RODS; TEMPERATURE

Citation Formats

Baker, R.D. PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM FLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Baker, R.D. PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM FLUORIDE. United States.
Baker, R.D. Mon . "PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM FLUORIDE". United States.
@article{osti_4235064,
title = {PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM FLUORIDE},
author = {Baker, R.D.},
abstractNote = {Reduction of PuF/sub 4/ to metal is described. In the example given, PuF/sub 4/ is mixed with 0.3 mole I/sub 2/ per mole of Pu and Ca powder 25% in excess of that required for eduction of the Pu salt, and I/sub 2/ is added. The mixture is charged to a magnesia-lined steel bomb which is heated until reacted in a furnace. The Pu is reduced to metal and recovered as a slug after the bomb is cooled and opened. About 90% yield is obtained. (T.R.H.)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {6}
}