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Title: MELTING AND PURIFICATION OF URANIUM

Abstract

A process is described for treating uranium ingots having inner metal portions and an outer oxide skin. The method consists in partially supporting such an ingot on the surface of a grid or pierced plate. A sufficient weight of uranium is provided so that when the mass becomes molten, the oxide skin bursts at the unsupported portions of its bottom surface, allowing molten urantum to flow through the burst skin and into a container provided below.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4281721
Patent Number(s):
2852364
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-004347
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004347
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; GRIDS; LIQUID FLOW; MELTING; METALS; OXIDES; PLATES; REFINING; SURFACES; URANIUM; URANIUM OXIDES; VESSELS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Spedding, F.H., and Gray, C.F. MELTING AND PURIFICATION OF URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Spedding, F.H., & Gray, C.F. MELTING AND PURIFICATION OF URANIUM. United States.
Spedding, F.H., and Gray, C.F. Tue . "MELTING AND PURIFICATION OF URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4281721,
title = {MELTING AND PURIFICATION OF URANIUM},
author = {Spedding, F.H. and Gray, C.F.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for treating uranium ingots having inner metal portions and an outer oxide skin. The method consists in partially supporting such an ingot on the surface of a grid or pierced plate. A sufficient weight of uranium is provided so that when the mass becomes molten, the oxide skin bursts at the unsupported portions of its bottom surface, allowing molten urantum to flow through the burst skin and into a container provided below.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}