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Title: Laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium

Abstract

Methods for laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium, using infrared multiple photon dissociation of tritium-bearing products in the gas phase. One such process involves the steps of (1) catalytic exchange of a deuterium-bearing molecule XYD with tritiated water DTO from sources such as a heavy water fission reactor, to produce the tritium-bearing working molecules XYT and (2) photoselective dissociation of XYT to form a tritium-rich product. By an analogous procedure, tritium is separated from tritium-bearing materials that contain predominately hydrogen such as a light water coolant from fission or fusion reactors.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Castro Valley, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864751
Patent Number(s):
4411755
Assignee:
Herman, Irving P. (Castro Valley, CA);Marling, Jack B. (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser-assisted; isotope; separation; tritium; methods; infrared; multiple; photon; dissociation; tritium-bearing; products; gas; phase; process; involves; steps; catalytic; exchange; deuterium-bearing; molecule; xyd; tritiated; water; dto; sources; heavy; fission; reactor; produce; molecules; xyt; photoselective; form; tritium-rich; product; analogous; procedure; separated; materials; contain; predominately; hydrogen; light; coolant; fusion; reactors; multiple photon; fusion reactors; heavy water; fission reactor; process involves; gas phase; isotope separation; fusion reactor; tritiated water; light water; water coolant; laser-assisted isotope; /204/376/976/

Citation Formats

Herman, Irving P., and Marling, Jack B. Laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Herman, Irving P., & Marling, Jack B. Laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium. United States.
Herman, Irving P., and Marling, Jack B. Sat . "Laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864751.
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title = {Laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium},
author = {Herman, Irving P. and Marling, Jack B.},
abstractNote = {Methods for laser-assisted isotope separation of tritium, using infrared multiple photon dissociation of tritium-bearing products in the gas phase. One such process involves the steps of (1) catalytic exchange of a deuterium-bearing molecule XYD with tritiated water DTO from sources such as a heavy water fission reactor, to produce the tritium-bearing working molecules XYT and (2) photoselective dissociation of XYT to form a tritium-rich product. By an analogous procedure, tritium is separated from tritium-bearing materials that contain predominately hydrogen such as a light water coolant from fission or fusion reactors.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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