Accession Number : AD0734606

Title :   Hydrogen/Deuterium Separation Factors on Cathode and Diffusion Sides of 25% Ag-Pd Foils,

Corporate Author : MEMORIAL UNIV OF NEWFOUNDLAND ST JOHN'S DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Frank R. ; Hammerli, Martin

Report Date : 30 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Much interest has been shown recently in the separation of deuterium from hydrogen by the use of palladium and its alloys. Pd--Ag alloys are of particular interest because of the high permeation rates that can be achieved without serious mechanical distortion of the kind that occurs with Pd. The authors have measured the separation factors for the gas evolved on the cathode side of alloy foils and for the gas produced after diffusion through the foils and subsequent combination. The measurements have utilized mass spectrometric analysis of the gases which enabled the authors to simultaneously compare the separation factors on both sides of the alloy foil. Unexpected time dependences have thus been revealed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PALLADIUM ALLOYS, *HYDROGEN, *ISOTOPE SEPARATION, *DEUTERIUM, DIFFUSION, SILVER ALLOYS, PURIFICATION, FOILS(MATERIALS), ELECTROCHEMISTRY, CANADA.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE