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Title: THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS

Abstract

A method is presented of preparing uranium metal of high purity consisting contacting impure U metal with halogen vapor at between 450 and 550 C to form uranium halide vapor, contacting the uranium halide vapor in the presence of H/sub 2/ with a refractory surface at about 1400 C to thermally decompose the uranium halides and deposit molten U on the refractory surface and collecting the molten U dripping from the surface. The entire operation is carried on at a sub-atmospheric pressure of below 1 mm mercury.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4266851
Patent Number(s):
2873184
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-013325
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013325
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; DECOMPOSITION; HALIDES; HALOGENS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HYDROGEN; IMPURITIES; MELTING; PREPARATION; PRESSURE; REFRACTORIES; SURFACES; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; VACUUM; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Magel, T.T., and Brewer, L. THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Magel, T.T., & Brewer, L. THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS. United States.
Magel, T.T., and Brewer, L. Tue . "THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS". United States.
@article{osti_4266851,
title = {THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF URANIUM COMPOUNDS},
author = {Magel, T.T. and Brewer, L.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented of preparing uranium metal of high purity consisting contacting impure U metal with halogen vapor at between 450 and 550 C to form uranium halide vapor, contacting the uranium halide vapor in the presence of H/sub 2/ with a refractory surface at about 1400 C to thermally decompose the uranium halides and deposit molten U on the refractory surface and collecting the molten U dripping from the surface. The entire operation is carried on at a sub-atmospheric pressure of below 1 mm mercury.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {2}
}