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Title: Electrorefiner

Abstract

An apparatus capable of functioning as a solid cathode and for removing crystalline structure from the upper surface of a liquid cathode, includes a metallic support vertically disposed with respect to an electrically insulating container capable of holding a liquid metal cathode. A piston of electrically insulating material mounted on the drive tube, surrounding the current lead, for vertical and rotational movement with respect thereto including a downwardly extending collar portion surrounding the metallic current lead. At least one portion of the piston remote from the metallic current lead being removed. Mechanism for lowering the piston to the surface of the liquid cathode and raising the piston from the surface along with mechanism for rotating the piston around its longitudinal axis.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Naperville, IL)
  2. (Lockport, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
870036
Patent Number(s):
5443705
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrorefiner; apparatus; capable; functioning; solid; cathode; removing; crystalline; structure; upper; surface; liquid; metallic; support; vertically; disposed; respect; electrically; insulating; container; holding; metal; piston; material; mounted; drive; tube; surrounding; current; lead; vertical; rotational; movement; thereto; including; downwardly; extending; collar; portion; remote; removed; mechanism; lowering; raising; rotating; longitudinal; axis; rotational movement; downwardly extending; solid cathode; vertically disposed; upper surface; electrically insulating; insulating material; liquid metal; longitudinal axis; crystalline structure; current lead; apparatus capable; respect thereto; metal cathode; liquid cathode; material mounted; metallic cu; metallic support; line structure; container cap; /204/

Citation Formats

Miller, William E., and Tomczuk, Zygmunt. Electrorefiner. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Miller, William E., & Tomczuk, Zygmunt. Electrorefiner. United States.
Miller, William E., and Tomczuk, Zygmunt. Sun . "Electrorefiner". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870036.
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title = {Electrorefiner},
author = {Miller, William E. and Tomczuk, Zygmunt},
abstractNote = {An apparatus capable of functioning as a solid cathode and for removing crystalline structure from the upper surface of a liquid cathode, includes a metallic support vertically disposed with respect to an electrically insulating container capable of holding a liquid metal cathode. A piston of electrically insulating material mounted on the drive tube, surrounding the current lead, for vertical and rotational movement with respect thereto including a downwardly extending collar portion surrounding the metallic current lead. At least one portion of the piston remote from the metallic current lead being removed. Mechanism for lowering the piston to the surface of the liquid cathode and raising the piston from the surface along with mechanism for rotating the piston around its longitudinal axis.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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