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Title: METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM VALUES, PLUTONIUM VALUES AND FISSION PRODUCTS BY CHLORINATION

Abstract

The separation of plutonium and uranium from each other and from other substances is described. In general, the method comprises the steps of contacting the uranium with chlorine in the presence of a holdback material selected from the group consisting of lanthanum oxide and thorium oxide to form a uranium chloride higher than uranium tetrachloride, and thereafter heating the uranium chloride thus formed to a temperature at which the uranium chloride is volatilized off but below the volatilizalion temperature of plutonium chloride.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4252708
Patent Number(s):
2875021
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-015184
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015184
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ADDITIVES- CHEMICAL REACTIONS- CHLORINATION- CHLORINE- CRUCIBLES- FISSION PRODUCTS- GASES- HEATING- HIGH TEMPERATURE- LANTHANUM OXIDES- METALLURGY- NIOBIUM ALLOYS- OPERATION- OXIDES- OXYGEN- PATENT- PLUTONIUM- PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES- REACTOR CORE- REACTORS- REFINING- SEPARATION PROCESSES- SOLIDS- TEMPERATURE- TENSILE PROPERTIES- THORIUM OXIDES- URANIUM- URANIUM CHLORIDES- VOLATILITY- ZIRCALOY; BIBLIOGRAPHY- CHEMICAL REACTIONS- CHLORINATION- CHLORINE- CHROMIUM ALLOYS- CORROSION- CRUCIBLES- FABRICATION- FISSION PRODUCTS- GASES- GENERATORS- HEATING- IRON ALLOYS- LANTHANUM OXIDES- MECHANICAL PROPERTIES- ME

Citation Formats

Brown, H.S., and Seaborg, G.T. METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM VALUES, PLUTONIUM VALUES AND FISSION PRODUCTS BY CHLORINATION. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Brown, H.S., & Seaborg, G.T. METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM VALUES, PLUTONIUM VALUES AND FISSION PRODUCTS BY CHLORINATION. United States.
Brown, H.S., and Seaborg, G.T. Tue . "METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM VALUES, PLUTONIUM VALUES AND FISSION PRODUCTS BY CHLORINATION". United States.
@article{osti_4252708,
title = {METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM VALUES, PLUTONIUM VALUES AND FISSION PRODUCTS BY CHLORINATION},
author = {Brown, H.S. and Seaborg, G.T.},
abstractNote = {The separation of plutonium and uranium from each other and from other substances is described. In general, the method comprises the steps of contacting the uranium with chlorine in the presence of a holdback material selected from the group consisting of lanthanum oxide and thorium oxide to form a uranium chloride higher than uranium tetrachloride, and thereafter heating the uranium chloride thus formed to a temperature at which the uranium chloride is volatilized off but below the volatilizalion temperature of plutonium chloride.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}