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Title: METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL AND ALLOYS OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM TRICHLORIDE

Abstract

A process is given for both reducing plutonium trichloride to plutonium metal using cerium as the reductant and simultaneously alloying such plutonium metal with an excess of cerium or cerium and cobalt sufficient to yield the desired nuclear reactor fuel composition. The process is conducted at a temperature from about 550 to 775 deg C, at atmospheric pressure, without the use of booster reactants, and a substantial decontamination is effected in the product alloy of any rare earths which may be associated with the source of the plutonium. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4766285
Patent Number(s):
2063829
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-17-003060
NSA Number:
NSA-17-003060
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CERIUM ALLOYS; COBALT ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION

Citation Formats

Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., and Maraman, W.J. METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL AND ALLOYS OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM TRICHLORIDE. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., & Maraman, W.J. METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL AND ALLOYS OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM TRICHLORIDE. United States.
Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., and Maraman, W.J. Tue . "METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL AND ALLOYS OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM TRICHLORIDE". United States.
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title = {METHOD FOR OBTAINING PLUTONIUM METAL AND ALLOYS OF PLUTONIUM FROM PLUTONIUM TRICHLORIDE},
author = {Reavis, J.G. and Leary, J.A. and Maraman, W.J.},
abstractNote = {A process is given for both reducing plutonium trichloride to plutonium metal using cerium as the reductant and simultaneously alloying such plutonium metal with an excess of cerium or cerium and cobalt sufficient to yield the desired nuclear reactor fuel composition. The process is conducted at a temperature from about 550 to 775 deg C, at atmospheric pressure, without the use of booster reactants, and a substantial decontamination is effected in the product alloy of any rare earths which may be associated with the source of the plutonium. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {11}
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