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.
Actinide elements; Americium; Curium; Electrochemistry; Nuclear fuels; Rare earth metals; Separation (Technology)
Analytical Chemistry | Chemistry | Nuclear | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Physical Chemistry
Hatchett, D. W.,
The Electrochemical Separation of Curium and Americium: Quaterly Report August-December 2004.
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