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Title: Laser-induced separation of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid phase

Abstract

Hydrogen isotope separation is achieved by either (a) dissolving a hydrogen-bearing feedstock compound in a liquid solvent, or (b) liquefying a hydrogen-bearing feedstock compound, the liquid phase thus resulting being kept at a temperature at which spectral features of the feedstock relating to a particular hydrogen isotope are resolved, i.e., a clear-cut isotope shift is delineated, irradiating the liquid phase with monochromatic radiation of a wavelength which at least preferentially excites those molecules of the feedstock containing a first hydrogen isotope, inducing photochemical reaction in the excited molecules, and separating the reaction product containing the first isotope from the liquid phase.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863617
Patent Number(s):
4213836
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser-induced; separation; hydrogen; isotopes; liquid; phase; isotope; achieved; dissolving; hydrogen-bearing; feedstock; compound; solvent; liquefying; resulting; kept; temperature; spectral; features; relating; particular; resolved; clear-cut; shift; delineated; irradiating; monochromatic; radiation; wavelength; preferentially; excites; molecules; containing; inducing; photochemical; reaction; excited; separating; product; excited molecules; spectral features; hydrogen isotope; liquid phase; chemical reaction; isotope separation; reaction product; liquid solvent; hydrogen isotopes; product containing; photochemical reaction; monochromatic radiation; feedstock containing; hydrogen-bearing feedstock; feedstock compound; preferentially excite; duct containing; /204/

Citation Formats

Freund, Samuel M., Maier, II, William B., Beattie, Willard H., and Holland, Redus F. Laser-induced separation of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid phase. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Freund, Samuel M., Maier, II, William B., Beattie, Willard H., & Holland, Redus F. Laser-induced separation of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid phase. United States.
Freund, Samuel M., Maier, II, William B., Beattie, Willard H., and Holland, Redus F. Tue . "Laser-induced separation of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid phase". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863617.
@article{osti_863617,
title = {Laser-induced separation of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid phase},
author = {Freund, Samuel M. and Maier, II, William B. and Beattie, Willard H. and Holland, Redus F.},
abstractNote = {Hydrogen isotope separation is achieved by either (a) dissolving a hydrogen-bearing feedstock compound in a liquid solvent, or (b) liquefying a hydrogen-bearing feedstock compound, the liquid phase thus resulting being kept at a temperature at which spectral features of the feedstock relating to a particular hydrogen isotope are resolved, i.e., a clear-cut isotope shift is delineated, irradiating the liquid phase with monochromatic radiation of a wavelength which at least preferentially excites those molecules of the feedstock containing a first hydrogen isotope, inducing photochemical reaction in the excited molecules, and separating the reaction product containing the first isotope from the liquid phase.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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