LIQUID METALS AS HEAT CARRIERS
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV
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IN CONNECTION WITH THE KNOWN PRESENCE OF Na2O in liquid sodium, which is often employed as a heat carrier, the possibility of electrolytic transfer of oxygen in the medium arises. This article describes an experimental check on this phenomenon conducted by the dc polarization method the experiments were run at 300 C. An accumulation of transferred oxygen was actually determined in the anodic part of the molten metal. The findings confirmed the initial assumption that transfer is caused by O-- ions, which originate from the strongly polarized molecule of Na2O and which are probably enclosed into a solvate-type envelope of Na ions.
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