Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-2004

Abstract

This research report outlines the current status and progress associated with the electrochemical separation of Curium and Americium. The following pages outline the progress on our project to date. We have been actively performing research on this project for three months and are currently on schedule in terms of the proposed timelines.

The initial focus of the project involved setting up the laboratories for the studies outlined in the grant proposal. The instrumentation needed included an electrochemical work station that will perform the bulk of the electrochemical studies. This instrument will complement the electrochemical instrumentation in Dr. Hatchett’s laboratory and will be housed in Dr. Czerwinski’s laboratory. In addition the required electrodes, electrochemical glassware, side apparatus including nitrogen degassers and the chemicals for the initial studies were obtained.

Keywords

Actinide elements; Americium; Curium; Electrochemistry; Nuclear fuels; Rare earth metals; Separation (Technology)

Disciplines

Analytical Chemistry | Chemistry | Nuclear | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Physical Chemistry

Language

English


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