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Title: METHOD OF MAKING ALLOYS OF BERYLLIUM WITH PLUTONIUM AND THE LIKE

Abstract

The production of alloys of beryllium with one or more of the metals uranium, plutonium, actinium, americium, curium, thorium, and cerium are described. A halide salt of the metal to be alloyed with the beryllium is heated at 1300 deg C in the presence of beryllium to reduce the halide to metal and cause the latter to alloy directly with the beryllium. Although the heavy metal halides are more stable, thermodynamically, than the beryllium halides, the reducing reaction proceeds to completion if the beryllium halide product is continuously removed by vacuum distillation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4239023
Patent Number(s):
2875041
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015431
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; ACTINIUM COMPOUNDS; AMERICIUM COMPOUNDS; BERYLLIUM ALLOYS; BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS; CERIUM ALLOYS; CURIUM COMPOUNDS; DISTILLATION; HALIDES; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; REDUCTION; SALTS; THORIUM ALLOYS; VACUUM

Citation Formats

Runnals, O J.C.. METHOD OF MAKING ALLOYS OF BERYLLIUM WITH PLUTONIUM AND THE LIKE. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Runnals, O J.C.. METHOD OF MAKING ALLOYS OF BERYLLIUM WITH PLUTONIUM AND THE LIKE. United States.
Runnals, O J.C.. Tue . "METHOD OF MAKING ALLOYS OF BERYLLIUM WITH PLUTONIUM AND THE LIKE". United States.
@article{osti_4239023,
title = {METHOD OF MAKING ALLOYS OF BERYLLIUM WITH PLUTONIUM AND THE LIKE},
author = {Runnals, O J.C.},
abstractNote = {The production of alloys of beryllium with one or more of the metals uranium, plutonium, actinium, americium, curium, thorium, and cerium are described. A halide salt of the metal to be alloyed with the beryllium is heated at 1300 deg C in the presence of beryllium to reduce the halide to metal and cause the latter to alloy directly with the beryllium. Although the heavy metal halides are more stable, thermodynamically, than the beryllium halides, the reducing reaction proceeds to completion if the beryllium halide product is continuously removed by vacuum distillation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}