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Title: Method of tagging sand with ruthenium-103 and the resultant product

Abstract

A procedure for tagging sand with a radioisotope for use in the study of sediment transport involves the precipitation of a metal radioisotope in the form of an iodide directly on the sand, followed by heating the sand to a temperature sufficient to effect a phase transformation of the sand and a decomposition of the metal iodide, leaving the metal firmly attached to the sand.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862519
Patent Number(s):
3954655
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21H - OBTAINING ENERGY FROM RADIOACTIVE SOURCES
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21C - MINING OR QUARRYING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; tagging; sand; ruthenium-103; resultant; product; procedure; radioisotope; study; sediment; transport; involves; precipitation; metal; form; iodide; directly; followed; heating; temperature; sufficient; effect; phase; transformation; decomposition; leaving; firmly; attached; resultant product; phase transformation; temperature sufficient; tagging sand; metal iodide; /252/427/

Citation Formats

Case, Forrest N, and McFarland, Clyde E. Method of tagging sand with ruthenium-103 and the resultant product. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Case, Forrest N, & McFarland, Clyde E. Method of tagging sand with ruthenium-103 and the resultant product. United States.
Case, Forrest N, and McFarland, Clyde E. Thu . "Method of tagging sand with ruthenium-103 and the resultant product". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862519.
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year = {1976},
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