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Title: Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg.sup.196 enrichment

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg.sup.196 isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Belmont, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868666
Patent Number(s):
5187804
Assignee:
GTE Products Corporation (Danvers, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; controlling; mercury; vapor; pressure; photo-chemical; lamp; filter; hg; 196; enrichment; directed; eliminating; cold; spot; zones; presently; isotope; separation; lamps; filters; amalgams; preferably; indium; amalgam; affords; optimization; density; reactor; particularly; multilamp; reactors; moreover; ability; control; spectral; line; width; radiation; emitted; requirement; mercury enrichment; spectral line; vapor pressure; isotope separation; radiation emitted; mercury vapor; cold spot; enrichment reactor; line width; vapor filter; /445/313/

Citation Formats

Grossman, Mark W. Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg.sup.196 enrichment. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Grossman, Mark W. Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg.sup.196 enrichment. United States.
Grossman, Mark W. Fri . "Method of controlling the mercury vapor pressure in a photo-chemical lamp or vapor filter used for Hg.sup.196 enrichment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868666.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a method of eliminating the cold spot zones presently used on Hg.sup.196 isotope separation lamps and filters by the use of a mercury amalgams, preferably mercury - indium amalgams. The use of an amalgam affords optimization of the mercury density in the lamp and filter of a mercury enrichment reactor, particularly multilamp enrichment reactors. Moreover, the use of an amalgam in such lamps and/or filters affords the ability to control the spectral line width of radiation emitted from lamps, a requirement for mercury enrichment.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
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