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Title: Device for measuring oxygen activity in liquid sodium

Abstract

A composite ceramic electrolyte in a configuration (such as a closed end tube or a plate) suitable to separate liquid sodium from a reference electrode with a high impedance voltmeter connected to measure EMF between the sodium and the reference electrode as a measure of oxygen activity in the sodium is described. The composite electrolyte consists of zirconiacalcia with a bonded layer of thoria-yttria. The device is used with a gaseous reference electrode on the zirconia-calcia side and liquid sodium on the thoria-yttria side of the electrolyte. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4328685
Patent Number(s):
3776831
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
NSA Number:
NSA-29-021069
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1972 Nov 15; Other Information: G01n27/46. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N46400* -Instrumentation-Miscellaneous Instruments; N40120 -Chemistry-Analytical & Separations Chemistry-Chemical & Spectral Procedures; *OXYGEN- QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; *SODIUM- QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CALCIUM OXIDES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; ELECTROLYTES; LIQUID METALS; THORIUM OXIDES; YTTERBIUM OXIDES; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Roy, P, and Young, R S. Device for measuring oxygen activity in liquid sodium. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Roy, P, & Young, R S. Device for measuring oxygen activity in liquid sodium. United States.
Roy, P, and Young, R S. Sat . "Device for measuring oxygen activity in liquid sodium". United States.
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abstractNote = {A composite ceramic electrolyte in a configuration (such as a closed end tube or a plate) suitable to separate liquid sodium from a reference electrode with a high impedance voltmeter connected to measure EMF between the sodium and the reference electrode as a measure of oxygen activity in the sodium is described. The composite electrolyte consists of zirconiacalcia with a bonded layer of thoria-yttria. The device is used with a gaseous reference electrode on the zirconia-calcia side and liquid sodium on the thoria-yttria side of the electrolyte. (Official Gazette)},
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