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Title: Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides

Abstract

Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. AmF/sub 4/ is not further oxidized to AmF/sub 6/ by the application of O/sub 2/F at room temperature thereto, while plutonium compounds present in the americium sample are fluorinated to volatile PuF/sub 6/, which can readily be separated therefrom, leaving the purified americium oxides and/or fluorides as the solid tetrafluoride thereof.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6755777
Patent Number(s):
6014324
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-14-000126; EDB-88-182613
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02P - CONTROL OR REGULATION OF ELECTRIC MOTORS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS OR DYNAMO-ELECTRIC CONVERTERS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AMERICIUM; PURIFICATION; AMERICIUM OXIDES; FLUORINATION; PLUTONIUM; AMERICIUM FLUORIDES; INVENTIONS; REMOVAL; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; ACTINIDES; AMERICIUM COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HALOGENATION; METALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; TRANSPLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; TRANSPLUTONIUM ELEMENTS; TRANSURANIUM COMPOUNDS; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; 050700* - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties

Citation Formats

FitzPatrick, J R, Dunn, J G, and Avens, L R. Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
FitzPatrick, J R, Dunn, J G, & Avens, L R. Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. United States.
FitzPatrick, J R, Dunn, J G, and Avens, L R. Fri . "Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides". United States.
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author = {FitzPatrick, J R and Dunn, J G and Avens, L R},
abstractNote = {Method for removal of plutonium impurity from americium oxides and fluorides. AmF/sub 4/ is not further oxidized to AmF/sub 6/ by the application of O/sub 2/F at room temperature thereto, while plutonium compounds present in the americium sample are fluorinated to volatile PuF/sub 6/, which can readily be separated therefrom, leaving the purified americium oxides and/or fluorides as the solid tetrafluoride thereof.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {2}
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