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Title: PRODUCTION OF URANIUM

Abstract

An improved process is described for the magnesium reduction of UF/sub 4/ to produce uranium metal. In the past, there have been undesirable premature reactions between the Mg and the bomb liner or the UF/sub 4/ before the actual ignition of the bomb reaction. Since these premature reactions impair the yield of uranium metal, they have been inhibited by forming a protective film upon the particles of Mg by reacting it with hydrated uranium tetrafluoride, sodium bifluoride, uranyl fluoride, or uranium trioxide. This may be accomplished by adding about 0.5 to 2% of the additive to the bomb charge.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4307737
Patent Number(s):
2813018
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-006983
NSA Number:
NSA-12-006983
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; FILMS; FLUORIDES; MAGNESIUM; PATENT; PRODUCTION; SODIUM FLUORIDES; URANIUM; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; URANIUM TRIOXIDE; URANYL COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Ruehle, A.E., and Stevenson, J.W. PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Ruehle, A.E., & Stevenson, J.W. PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States.
Ruehle, A.E., and Stevenson, J.W. Tue . "PRODUCTION OF URANIUM". United States.
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title = {PRODUCTION OF URANIUM},
author = {Ruehle, A.E. and Stevenson, J.W.},
abstractNote = {An improved process is described for the magnesium reduction of UF/sub 4/ to produce uranium metal. In the past, there have been undesirable premature reactions between the Mg and the bomb liner or the UF/sub 4/ before the actual ignition of the bomb reaction. Since these premature reactions impair the yield of uranium metal, they have been inhibited by forming a protective film upon the particles of Mg by reacting it with hydrated uranium tetrafluoride, sodium bifluoride, uranyl fluoride, or uranium trioxide. This may be accomplished by adding about 0.5 to 2% of the additive to the bomb charge.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {11}
}