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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Belmont, MA
  2. Rockport, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
866080
Patent Number(s):
4629543
Assignee:
GTE Products Corporation (Danvers, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; preparing; mercury; arbitrary; isotopic; distribution; provides; process; predetermined; embodiment; types; hg; corresponding; desired; placed; electrolyte; solution; hcl; resulting; mercurous; electrolytically; plated; cathode; wire; producing; containing; similar; fashion; obtained; hgo; dissolved; electrolytic; glacial; acetic; acid; specific; recovered; cathode wire; isotopic distribution; electrolytic solution; acetic acid; electrolyte solution; glacial acetic; mercury containing; preparing mercury; /205/

Citation Formats

Grossman, Mark W, and George, William A. Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Grossman, Mark W, & George, William A. Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution. United States.
Grossman, Mark W, and George, William A. Wed . "Method of preparing mercury with an arbitrary isotopic distribution". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866080.
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author = {Grossman, Mark W and George, William A},
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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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