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Title: Californium--palladium metal neutron source material

Abstract

Californium, as metal or oxide, is uniformly dispersed throughout a noble metal matrix, provided in compact, rod or wire form. A solution of californium values is added to palladium metal powder, dried, blended and pressed into a compact having a uni-form distribution of californium. The californium values are decomposed to californium oxide or metal by heating in an inert or reducing atmosphere. Sintering the compact to a high density closes the matrix around the dispersed californium. The sintered compact is then mechanically shaped into an elongated rod or wire form. (4 claims, no drawings) (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4336687
Patent Number(s):
3787321
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
NSA Number:
NSA-29-024394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1971 Jul 01; Other Information: C01g56/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N47310* -Isotope & Radiation Source Technology-Radiation Sources-Design & Fabrication; *CALIFORNIUM 252- NEUTRON SOURCES; *NEUTRON SOURCES- FABRICATION; PALLADIUM; POWDER METALLURGY; SINTERED MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Dahlen, B L, Mosly, Jr, W C, Smith, P K, and Albenesius, E L. Californium--palladium metal neutron source material. United States: N. p., 1974. Web.
Dahlen, B L, Mosly, Jr, W C, Smith, P K, & Albenesius, E L. Californium--palladium metal neutron source material. United States.
Dahlen, B L, Mosly, Jr, W C, Smith, P K, and Albenesius, E L. Tue . "Californium--palladium metal neutron source material". United States.
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abstractNote = {Californium, as metal or oxide, is uniformly dispersed throughout a noble metal matrix, provided in compact, rod or wire form. A solution of californium values is added to palladium metal powder, dried, blended and pressed into a compact having a uni-form distribution of californium. The californium values are decomposed to californium oxide or metal by heating in an inert or reducing atmosphere. Sintering the compact to a high density closes the matrix around the dispersed californium. The sintered compact is then mechanically shaped into an elongated rod or wire form. (4 claims, no drawings) (Official Gazette)},
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