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The Alpha Half-Life of the Isotope Pu-241

Description: A plutonium solution of known Pu-241 content was purified by solvent extraction techniques to remove uranium and americium impurities. Portions of this purified solution were then analyzed for U-237 as a function of time. Since the growth of U-237 occurs directly by the alpha decay of Pu-241, these measurements provided sufficient data for calculation of the Pu-241 alpha half-life, which was found to be 2.91 ± 0.50 x 10⁵ years.
Date: February 15, 1955
Creator: Gift, M. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Research Section Progress Report for January 1950

Description: The following documents are progress reports that follow chemical research studies in subjects such as ruthenium tetroxile distillations, extraction-scrub studies of zirconium and niobium, and oxidation of plutonium and stabilization of plutonium(VI) during extraction of IAF solutions.
Date: February 15, 1950
Creator: Albaugh, F. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of Furnance Pressures on Quality of Remelted Uranium : Final Report, Production Test 314-59-M

Description: The following report follows a test for remelting and casting uranium scrap specified that a pressure of 25 microns or less must be attained within the furnace before a charge is melted. The report was made to evaluate the effect of furnace pressures upon the quality if recast uranium metal.
Date: February 15, 1951
Creator: Kattner, W. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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