Accession Number : ADA298138

Title :   A Probe-Type Alpha Detector for the Measurement of Polonium Solutions.

Corporate Author : ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Giorgi, Angelo L. ; Bowman, Melvin G.

PDF Url : ADA298138

Report Date : MAR 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The preparation and reduction of polonium dioxide, PoO2, is described. The light yellow orange colored dioxide is formed by the reaction of polonium metal and dry oxygen at a temperature of 250 C and an oxygen pressure of 40 mm of Hg. Hydrogen at a pressure of 40 mm of Hg quantitatively reduces the oxide to the metal at a temperature of 200 C.

Descriptors :   *OXIDATION, *REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY), *POLONIUM, HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, OXIDES, PRESSURE, DRY MATERIALS, DIOXIDES, POLONIUM COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE