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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM METAL BY ELECTROLYSIS

Abstract

A process is given for making uranium metal from oxidic material by electrolytic deposition on the cathode. The oxidic material admixed with two moles of carbon per one mole of uranium dioxide forms the anode, and the electrolyte is a mixture of from 40 to 75% of calcium fluoride or barium fluoride, 15 to 45% of uranium tetrafluoride, and from 10 to 20% of lithium fluoride or magnesium fluoride; the temperature of the electrolyte is between 1150 and 1175 deg C. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4784609
Patent Number(s):
3052611
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-030490
NSA Number:
NSA-16-030490
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; BARIUM FLUORIDES; CALCIUM FLUORIDES; CARBON; CATHODES; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; MAGNESIUM FLUORIDES; MIXING; PRODUCTION; URANIUM; URANIUM DIOXIDE; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Piper, R.D. METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM METAL BY ELECTROLYSIS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Piper, R.D. METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM METAL BY ELECTROLYSIS. United States.
Piper, R.D. Sat . "METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM METAL BY ELECTROLYSIS". United States.
@article{osti_4784609,
title = {METHOD OF PRODUCING URANIUM METAL BY ELECTROLYSIS},
author = {Piper, R.D.},
abstractNote = {A process is given for making uranium metal from oxidic material by electrolytic deposition on the cathode. The oxidic material admixed with two moles of carbon per one mole of uranium dioxide forms the anode, and the electrolyte is a mixture of from 40 to 75% of calcium fluoride or barium fluoride, 15 to 45% of uranium tetrafluoride, and from 10 to 20% of lithium fluoride or magnesium fluoride; the temperature of the electrolyte is between 1150 and 1175 deg C. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {9}
}