Accession Number : ADD015062

Title :   Concentration of Isotopic Hydrogen by Temperature Gradient Effect in Soluble Metal.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Aug 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Uhm, Han S ; Lee, Woodrow W

Report Date : 23 Aug 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This invention relates to the enrichment of isotopic hydrogen in a solid-state metal by use of temperature gradient effects, and is related to the subject matter disclosed in prior copending application Serial No. 07/724,083, filed July 1, 1991. High concentration of isotopic hydrogen in the form of deuterium atoms in a soluble metal such as palladium, is very useful for various electro-chemical studies including nuclear fusion investigations. A conventional technique used for deuterium enrichment purposes involves electrolysis, where a palladium rod is immersed in heavy water as the cathode. According to the prior copending application, aforementioned, deuterium density inside a palladium rod is increased by making use of plasma ion implantation. Patent Applications.

Descriptors :   ATOMS, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), DEUTERIUM, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, ELECTROLYSIS, ENRICHMENT, HEAVY WATER, HIGH RATE, HYDROGEN, ION IMPLANTATION, ISOTOPES, METALS, NUCLEAR FUSION, PALLADIUM, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), RODS, SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS, SOLUBILITY, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE