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Title: PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ACTIVATED FORM OF UO$sub 2$

Abstract

A process for producing a highly active form of UO/sub 2/ characterized both by rapid oxidation in air and by rapid chlorination with CCl/sub 4/ vapor at an elevated temperature is reported. In accordance with the process, commercial UO/sub 2/, is subjected to a series of oxidation-reduction operations to produce a form of UC/sub 2/ of enhanced reactivity. By treatimg commercial UO/sub 2/ at a temperature between 335 and 485 deg C with methane, then briefly with an oxygen containing gas and followimg this by a second treatment with a methane containing gas, the original relatively stable charge of UO/sub 2/ will be transformed into an active form of UO/sub 2/.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4337269
Patent Number(s):
2807519
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004594
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AIR; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; CHLORINATION; INTERACTIONS; KAONS; KAONS- MINUS; MEASURED VALUES; METHANE; NUCLEONS; OXIDATION; PATENT; PRODUCTION; RADIOACTIVITY; REDUCTION; STABILITY; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM DIOXIDE; VAPORS

Citation Formats

Polissar, M J. PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ACTIVATED FORM OF UO$sub 2$. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Polissar, M J. PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ACTIVATED FORM OF UO$sub 2$. United States.
Polissar, M J. Tue . "PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ACTIVATED FORM OF UO$sub 2$". United States.
@article{osti_4337269,
title = {PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ACTIVATED FORM OF UO$sub 2$},
author = {Polissar, M J},
abstractNote = {A process for producing a highly active form of UO/sub 2/ characterized both by rapid oxidation in air and by rapid chlorination with CCl/sub 4/ vapor at an elevated temperature is reported. In accordance with the process, commercial UO/sub 2/, is subjected to a series of oxidation-reduction operations to produce a form of UC/sub 2/ of enhanced reactivity. By treatimg commercial UO/sub 2/ at a temperature between 335 and 485 deg C with methane, then briefly with an oxygen containing gas and followimg this by a second treatment with a methane containing gas, the original relatively stable charge of UO/sub 2/ will be transformed into an active form of UO/sub 2/.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {9}
}