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Preparation of Ductile Zirconium: Progress Report for February 1950

Description: Abstract: A tungsten tipped electrode has been used in the continuous casting arc furnace for a 25 minute period during which a 12 inch length of ingot was made. Thermocouple junctions within the mold wall have been improved to give mold zone temperature. A total of 10 iodide dissociation runs have been conducted using feed rates of .62-22.7 lbs ZrI₄ per hour with attendant conversion efficiencies of 97.7-16.4% and zirconium yields of 255-41.2 grams per hour. A curve expressing these data for an arbitrarily selected set of conditions is presented.
Date: March 10, 1950
Creator: DiPietro, W. O.; Findlay, G. R. & Moore, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department