Concentration of Isotopic Hydrogen by Temperature Gradient Effect in Soluble Metal
Patent, Filed 23 Aug 91, patented 24 Aug 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Isotopic hydrogen enrichment in a soluble metal is achieved through temperature gradient effects by applying a heat source and a heat sink to two spaced regions of the metal within which isotopic hydrogen atoms are absorbed and enclosed by a diffusion-barrier material. The temperature gradient so created forces the atoms of hydrogen in the hot region to migrate into the cold region, resulting in higher isotopic hydrogen density in the cold region. Discharge of the absorbed isotopic hydrogen is prevented effectively by the diffusion-barrier material.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry