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Title: Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution

Abstract

This invention provides for a process for preparing mercury with a predetermined, arbitrary, isotopic distribution. In one embodiment, different isotopic types of Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2], corresponding to the predetermined isotopic distribution of Hg desired, are placed in an electrolyte solution of HCl and H[sub 2]O. The resulting mercurous ions are then electrolytically plated onto a cathode wire producing mercury containing the predetermined isotopic distribution. In a similar fashion, Hg with a predetermined isotopic distribution is obtained from different isotopic types of HgO. In this embodiment, the HgO is dissolved in an electrolytic solution of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. The isotopic specific Hg is then electrolytically plated onto a cathode and then recovered. 1 fig.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7152181
Patent Number(s):
4629543
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-815147
Assignee:
GTE Products Corp., Danvers, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 31 Dec 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MERCURY; ELECTROPLATING; MERCURY CHLORIDES; ELECTROLYSIS; MERCURY OXIDES; CATHODES; ELECTRODEPOSITED COATINGS; HYDROCHLORIC ACID; ISOTOPE RATIO; CHALCOGENIDES; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; COATINGS; DEPOSITION; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTRODES; ELEMENTS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; LYSIS; MERCURY COMPOUNDS; MERCURY HALIDES; METALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLATING; SURFACE COATING; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes

Citation Formats

Grossman, M W, and George, W A. Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Grossman, M W, & George, W A. Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution. United States.
Grossman, M W, and George, W A. Tue . "Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution". United States.
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abstractNote = {This invention provides for a process for preparing mercury with a predetermined, arbitrary, isotopic distribution. In one embodiment, different isotopic types of Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2], corresponding to the predetermined isotopic distribution of Hg desired, are placed in an electrolyte solution of HCl and H[sub 2]O. The resulting mercurous ions are then electrolytically plated onto a cathode wire producing mercury containing the predetermined isotopic distribution. In a similar fashion, Hg with a predetermined isotopic distribution is obtained from different isotopic types of HgO. In this embodiment, the HgO is dissolved in an electrolytic solution of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. The isotopic specific Hg is then electrolytically plated onto a cathode and then recovered. 1 fig.},
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