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Title: SEPARATION OF NEPTUNIUM FROM PLUTONIUM BY CHLORINATION AND SUBLIMATION

Abstract

A process is described for separating neptunium from plutonium. The method consists in chlorinating a mixture of the oxides of Np and Pu by contacting the mixture with carbon tetrachloride at about 500 icient laborato C. ln this manner the Np is converted to the tetrachlorlde and the Pu converted to the trichloride. Since NpCl/sub 4/ is more latile than PuCl/sub 3/, the separation ls effected by vaporing sad subsequently condenslng the NpCl/sub 4/.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4273770
Patent Number(s):
2860948
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008402
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008402
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; CHLORINATION; EVAPORATION; MIXING; NEPTUNIUM; NEPTUNIUM CHLORIDES; NEPTUNIUM OXIDES; OXIDATION; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLIDIFICATION; SUBLIMATION; TEMPERATURE; VOLATILITY

Citation Formats

Fried, S.M. SEPARATION OF NEPTUNIUM FROM PLUTONIUM BY CHLORINATION AND SUBLIMATION. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Fried, S.M. SEPARATION OF NEPTUNIUM FROM PLUTONIUM BY CHLORINATION AND SUBLIMATION. United States.
Fried, S.M. Tue . "SEPARATION OF NEPTUNIUM FROM PLUTONIUM BY CHLORINATION AND SUBLIMATION". United States.
@article{osti_4273770,
title = {SEPARATION OF NEPTUNIUM FROM PLUTONIUM BY CHLORINATION AND SUBLIMATION},
author = {Fried, S.M.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for separating neptunium from plutonium. The method consists in chlorinating a mixture of the oxides of Np and Pu by contacting the mixture with carbon tetrachloride at about 500 icient laborato C. ln this manner the Np is converted to the tetrachlorlde and the Pu converted to the trichloride. Since NpCl/sub 4/ is more latile than PuCl/sub 3/, the separation ls effected by vaporing sad subsequently condenslng the NpCl/sub 4/.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}