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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING URANIUM-HYDRIDE COMPACTS

Abstract

A method and apparatus are presented for making compacts of pyrophoric hydrides in a continuous operation out of contact with air. It is particularly useful for the preparation of a canned compact of uranium hydride possessing high density and purity. The metallic uranium is enclosed in a container, positioned in a die body evacuated and nvert the uranium to the hydride is admitted and the container sealed. Heat is applied to bring about the formation of the hydride, following which compression is used to form the compact sealed in a container ready for use.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4240430
Patent Number(s):
2877088
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015432
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMPACTING; DENSITY; DIES; HEATING; HYDROGEN; IMPURITIES; PREPARATION; TOOLS; URANIUM; URANIUM HYDRIDES; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Wellborn, W, and Armstrong, J R. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING URANIUM-HYDRIDE COMPACTS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Wellborn, W, & Armstrong, J R. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING URANIUM-HYDRIDE COMPACTS. United States.
Wellborn, W, and Armstrong, J R. Tue . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING URANIUM-HYDRIDE COMPACTS". United States.
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title = {METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING URANIUM-HYDRIDE COMPACTS},
author = {Wellborn, W and Armstrong, J R},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus are presented for making compacts of pyrophoric hydrides in a continuous operation out of contact with air. It is particularly useful for the preparation of a canned compact of uranium hydride possessing high density and purity. The metallic uranium is enclosed in a container, positioned in a die body evacuated and nvert the uranium to the hydride is admitted and the container sealed. Heat is applied to bring about the formation of the hydride, following which compression is used to form the compact sealed in a container ready for use.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {3}
}