Concentration of Isotopic Hydrogen by Temperature Gradient Effect in Soluble Metal.
Patent Application, Filed 23 Aug 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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. 07724,083, 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.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy