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