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Title: Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg[sup 196] enrichment

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg[sup 196] isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6296835
Patent Number(s):
5187804 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-708798
Assignee:
GTE Products Corp., Danvers, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 30 May 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; MERCURY 196; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MERCURY ALLOYS; PERFORMANCE; FILTERS; INDIUM ALLOYS; LIGHT BULBS; OPTIMIZATION; PROCESS CONTROL; VAPORS; ALLOYS; CONTROL; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FLUIDS; GASES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MERCURY ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; SEPARATION PROCESSES; STABLE ISOTOPES; 400202* - Isotope Effects, Isotope Exchange, & Isotope Separation

Citation Formats

Grossman, M W. Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg[sup 196] enrichment. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Grossman, M W. Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg[sup 196] enrichment. United States.
Grossman, M W. Tue . "Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg[sup 196] enrichment". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg[sup 196] isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.},
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