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Title: FLUORINE PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF MATERIALS

Abstract

A process is described for separating plutoniunn from neutron-irradiated uranium, which consists of reacting the irradiated uranium mass with HF to form the tetrafluorides of U, Pu, and Np, and then reacting this mixture of tetrafluorides with fiuorine at temperature between 140 and 315 d C. This causes volatile hexafluorides of U and Np to form while at the temperature employed the Pu tetrafluoride is unaffected and remains as a residue.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4310777
Patent Number(s):
2833617
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014399
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014399
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; FLUORINATION; FLUORINE; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; IRRADIATION; NEPTUNIUM; NEPTUNIUM FLUORIDES; NEUTRON BEAMS; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; RESIDUES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Seaborg, G.T., and Brown, H.S. FLUORINE PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF MATERIALS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Seaborg, G.T., & Brown, H.S. FLUORINE PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF MATERIALS. United States.
Seaborg, G.T., and Brown, H.S. Thu . "FLUORINE PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF MATERIALS". United States.
@article{osti_4310777,
title = {FLUORINE PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OF MATERIALS},
author = {Seaborg, G.T. and Brown, H.S.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for separating plutoniunn from neutron-irradiated uranium, which consists of reacting the irradiated uranium mass with HF to form the tetrafluorides of U, Pu, and Np, and then reacting this mixture of tetrafluorides with fiuorine at temperature between 140 and 315 d C. This causes volatile hexafluorides of U and Np to form while at the temperature employed the Pu tetrafluoride is unaffected and remains as a residue.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {5}
}