Accession Number : ADA320121

Title :   Some Calculated Properties of Tritium,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Hammel, E. F.

PDF Url : ADA320121

Report Date : DEC 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Application of quantum theory to the condensed permanent gases by J. De Boer, resulted in a modified law of corresponding states in terms of reduced P, V, and T variables, plus a parameter A*. On the basis of this theory, De Boer and Lunbeck predicted a number of properties of the helium isotope of mass three. Several of these properties, including the vapor pressure, were subsequently determined, and the experimental results agree quite closely with those predicted by De Boer and Lunbeck. In the present paper, De Boer's theory is applied to tritium. Since the prediction of the He properties involved a graphical extrapolation, whereas the prediction of the tritium properties involves an interpolation, it is hoped that an even closer agreement between theoretical and experimental results will be observed when data on tritium become available.

Descriptors :   *GASES, *ISOTOPES, *HELIUM, *TRITIUM, QUANTUM THEORY, INTERPOLATION, VAPOR PRESSURE, CONDENSATION, EXTRAPOLATION.

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Isotopes
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE