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Applications of electrical resistivity measurements to research into the purification of uranium using floating molten zone by electronic bombardment; Applications des mesures de resistivite electrique a l'etude de la purification de l'uranium par fusion de zone flottante par bombardement electronique

Abstract

The purification of uranium has been achieved by zone melting. Because of the high affinity of uranium towards elements such as oxygen, contamination has been avoided by adopting the floating zone technique and by working under high vacuum. The difficulties created by the deformations of uranium rod, which are caused by anisotropy of dilatation of phases {alpha} and {beta} and allotropic transformations {alpha} {r_reversible} {beta} and {beta} {r_reversible} {alpha}, have been overcome by the use of electron bombardment stabilized by feedback. A rough control of the purification was obtained by micrographic examination, microhardness measurements, and tests of secondary recrystallization, allowed us to appreciate the new degree of purity of the uranium obtained. The investigation of the purity degree was pursued by electrical resistivity measurements at 20 deg. K. But one had to take care in the interpretation of those measurements of the anisotropy of the uranium resistivity and the influence of structure on residual resistivity. Those measurements have led us, by determination of single crystal and uranium resistivity, to be able to distinguish between the principal resistivity against axis [100] and [010]. (author) [French] La purification de l'uranium a ete realisee par l'application de la methode dite de la zone  More>>
Authors:
Pascal, J L [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1964
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
CEA-R-2740
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These sciences; 70 refs
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALLOTROPY; ANISOTROPY; CONTAMINATION; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTAL-PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRON BEAM MELTING; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MICROHARDNESS; MICROSTRUCTURE; PRESSURE RANGE MICRO PA; RECRYSTALLIZATION; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; URANIUM-ALPHA; URANIUM-BETA; ZONE MELTING
OSTI ID:
20702687
Research Organizations:
CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Faculte des Sciences de l'Universite de Paris, Centre d'Orsay, 91 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR05R2740017812
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
67 pages
Announcement Date:
Apr 07, 2006

Citation Formats

Pascal, J L. Applications of electrical resistivity measurements to research into the purification of uranium using floating molten zone by electronic bombardment; Applications des mesures de resistivite electrique a l'etude de la purification de l'uranium par fusion de zone flottante par bombardement electronique. France: N. p., 1964. Web.
Pascal, J L. Applications of electrical resistivity measurements to research into the purification of uranium using floating molten zone by electronic bombardment; Applications des mesures de resistivite electrique a l'etude de la purification de l'uranium par fusion de zone flottante par bombardement electronique. France.
Pascal, J L. 1964. "Applications of electrical resistivity measurements to research into the purification of uranium using floating molten zone by electronic bombardment; Applications des mesures de resistivite electrique a l'etude de la purification de l'uranium par fusion de zone flottante par bombardement electronique." France.
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title = {Applications of electrical resistivity measurements to research into the purification of uranium using floating molten zone by electronic bombardment; Applications des mesures de resistivite electrique a l'etude de la purification de l'uranium par fusion de zone flottante par bombardement electronique}
author = {Pascal, J L}
abstractNote = {The purification of uranium has been achieved by zone melting. Because of the high affinity of uranium towards elements such as oxygen, contamination has been avoided by adopting the floating zone technique and by working under high vacuum. The difficulties created by the deformations of uranium rod, which are caused by anisotropy of dilatation of phases {alpha} and {beta} and allotropic transformations {alpha} {r_reversible} {beta} and {beta} {r_reversible} {alpha}, have been overcome by the use of electron bombardment stabilized by feedback. A rough control of the purification was obtained by micrographic examination, microhardness measurements, and tests of secondary recrystallization, allowed us to appreciate the new degree of purity of the uranium obtained. The investigation of the purity degree was pursued by electrical resistivity measurements at 20 deg. K. But one had to take care in the interpretation of those measurements of the anisotropy of the uranium resistivity and the influence of structure on residual resistivity. Those measurements have led us, by determination of single crystal and uranium resistivity, to be able to distinguish between the principal resistivity against axis [100] and [010]. (author) [French] La purification de l'uranium a ete realisee par l'application de la methode dite de la zone fondue. L'uranium etant particulierement reactif vis-a-vis d'elements tels que l'oxygene, les risques de contamination ont ete supprimes en adoptant la technique de la zone flottante et en operant sous vide eleve. Les difficultes creees par les deformations du barreau d'uranium, dues a l'anisotropie de dilatation des phases {alpha} et {beta} et ou passage des deux points de transformation allotropiques {alpha} {r_reversible} {beta} et {beta} {r_reversible} {alpha}, ont pu etre surmontees par l'emploi du chauffage par bombardement electronique, stabilise par un systeme tres simple de contre reaction. Un premier controle de la purification effectue par un examen micrographique, des mesures de microdurete et des essais de recristallisation secondaire, a permis d'apprecier le nouveau degre de purete de l'uranium obtenu. L'examen de ce degre de purete a ete poursuivi par des mesures de resistivite electrique a 20 deg. K. Mais on a du tenir compte dans l'interpretation de ces mesures, de l'anisotropie de resistivite de l'uranium {alpha} a 20 deg. C et de l'influence de l'etat structural sur la resistivite residuelle. Ces mesures ont conduit, en determinant les resistivires de monocristaux d'uranium {alpha}, a distinguer les resistivites principales suivant les axes [100] et [010]. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1964}
month = {Feb}
}