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Title: Isotope separation by photochromatography

Abstract

A photochromatographic method for isotope separation is described. An isotopically mixed molecular species is adsorbed on an adsorptive surface, and the adsorbed molecules are irradiated with radiation of a predetermined wavelength which will selectively excite desired isotopic species. Sufficient energy is transferred to the excited molecules to desorb them from the surface and thus separate them from the undesired isotopic species. The method is particularly applicable to the separation of hydrogen isotopes. (BLM)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7330631
Assignee:
Energy Research and Development Administration
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; PHOTOCHEMISTRY; IRRADIATION; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; CHEMISTRY; CHROMATOGRAPHY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 400203* - Isotope Exchange & Isotope Separation- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Suslick, K S. Isotope separation by photochromatography. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Suslick, K S. Isotope separation by photochromatography. United States.
Suslick, K S. Fri . "Isotope separation by photochromatography". United States.
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abstractNote = {A photochromatographic method for isotope separation is described. An isotopically mixed molecular species is adsorbed on an adsorptive surface, and the adsorbed molecules are irradiated with radiation of a predetermined wavelength which will selectively excite desired isotopic species. Sufficient energy is transferred to the excited molecules to desorb them from the surface and thus separate them from the undesired isotopic species. The method is particularly applicable to the separation of hydrogen isotopes. (BLM)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {10}
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