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Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ISOTOPES

Abstract

A method and apparatus for collecting isotopes having a high vapor pressure, such as isotopes of mercury, in a calutron are described. Heretofore, the collected material would vaporize and escape from the ion receiver as fast as it was received. By making the receiver of pure silver, the mercury isotopes form a nonvolatile amalgam with the silver at the water cooled temperature of the receiver, and the mercury is thus retained.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4321418
Patent Number(s):
2802108
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004619
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AMALGAMS; CALUTRON; COOLING; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; ISOTOPES; MASS SPECTROMETERS; MERCURY; MERCURY ALLOYS; PATENT; PRESSURE; SILVER; VAPORS; WATER

Citation Formats

Leyshon, W E. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ISOTOPES. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Leyshon, W E. METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ISOTOPES. United States.
Leyshon, W E. Thu . "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ISOTOPES". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for collecting isotopes having a high vapor pressure, such as isotopes of mercury, in a calutron are described. Heretofore, the collected material would vaporize and escape from the ion receiver as fast as it was received. By making the receiver of pure silver, the mercury isotopes form a nonvolatile amalgam with the silver at the water cooled temperature of the receiver, and the mercury is thus retained.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {8}
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