A Modified Pyroelectric Sodium Fluoride Carrier Distillation Medthod For The Spectrographic Analysis Of Impurities In Plutonium

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A modification of the pyroelectric sodium fluoride carrier distillation method for analysis of impurities in plutonium metal is described. The metal is dissolved. Plutonium is precipitated and treated with nitric acid. The slurry obtained is dried and ignited. The resultant low density oxide is mixed with sodium fluoride and pressed into a pellet for arcing. Cobalt is used as the internal standard for densitometric using visual comparisons against prepared standards. The procedural modifications improve reproducibility and sensitivity of most of the elements involved. (auth)

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Schreiber, G. A. & Barrick, C. W. August 1, 1966.

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A modification of the pyroelectric sodium fluoride carrier distillation method for analysis of impurities in plutonium metal is described. The metal is dissolved. Plutonium is precipitated and treated with nitric acid. The slurry obtained is dried and ignited. The resultant low density oxide is mixed with sodium fluoride and pressed into a pellet for arcing. Cobalt is used as the internal standard for densitometric using visual comparisons against prepared standards. The procedural modifications improve reproducibility and sensitivity of most of the elements involved. (auth)

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  • 8. Annual Rocky Mountain Spectroscopy Conference, Denver, CO (United States), 8-9 Aug 1966; Other Information: CONF-660810-2

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  • Report No.: RFP-664
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  • Grant Number: AT(29-1)-1106
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Schreiber, G. A. & Barrick, C. W. A Modified Pyroelectric Sodium Fluoride Carrier Distillation Medthod For The Spectrographic Analysis Of Impurities In Plutonium, article, August 1, 1966; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1061065/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.