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Title: VOLATILE FLUORIDE PROCESS FOR SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM OTHER MATERIALS

Abstract

The separation of plutonium from uranium and/or tission products by formation of the higher fluorides of uranium and/or plutonium is discussed. Neutronirradiated uranium metal is first convcrted to the hydride. This hydrided product is then treatced with fluorine at about 315 deg C to form and volatilize UF/sup 6/ leaving plutonium behind. The plutonium may then be separated by reacting the residue with fluorine at about 500 deg C and collecting the volatile plutonium fluoride thus formed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4241734
Patent Number(s):
2882125
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-015196
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015196
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; FISSION PRODUCTS; FLUORINE; GASES; IRRADIATION; LEAD; LOW TEMPERATURE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETISM; MEASURED VALUES; METALS; NEUTRON BEAMS; OPERATION; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; PREPARATION; RECOVERY; REPROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SWITCHES; TEMPERATURE; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THERMODYNAMICS; TRITIUM; URANIUM; URANIUM FLUORIDES; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; URANIUM HYDRIDES; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Spedding, F.H., and Newton, A.S. VOLATILE FLUORIDE PROCESS FOR SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM OTHER MATERIALS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Spedding, F.H., & Newton, A.S. VOLATILE FLUORIDE PROCESS FOR SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM OTHER MATERIALS. United States.
Spedding, F.H., and Newton, A.S. Tue . "VOLATILE FLUORIDE PROCESS FOR SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM OTHER MATERIALS". United States.
@article{osti_4241734,
title = {VOLATILE FLUORIDE PROCESS FOR SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM OTHER MATERIALS},
author = {Spedding, F.H. and Newton, A.S.},
abstractNote = {The separation of plutonium from uranium and/or tission products by formation of the higher fluorides of uranium and/or plutonium is discussed. Neutronirradiated uranium metal is first convcrted to the hydride. This hydrided product is then treatced with fluorine at about 315 deg C to form and volatilize UF/sup 6/ leaving plutonium behind. The plutonium may then be separated by reacting the residue with fluorine at about 500 deg C and collecting the volatile plutonium fluoride thus formed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}