Americium metal preparation on the multigram scale [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1984. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 14 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- It was demonstrated that americium metal of approximately 99.5% purity can be produced on the 20- to 25-g scale by lanthanum reduction of the oxide in a very simple apparatus. As predicted from relative vapor pressures, volatile metal impurities such as calcium and magnesium accompany the americium during distillation. The major impurity detected was lanthanum at a concentration predicted for the equilibrium vapor composition above lanthanum metal containing 1% americium. It is speculated that higher purity americium might be produced if distillation were to be discontinued earlier, with no attempt at quantitative recovery of the metal.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1984., "la-ur-84-3755", " conf-841210-6", "DE85003735", International chemical congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, HI, USA, 16 Dec 1984., and Reavis, J.G.; Mullins, L.J.; Apgar, S.A. III.
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