The controlled oxidation of single crystals of UO2 to U4O9

W. Van Lierde, L. De Jonghe

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A simple and reliable method is presented for the controlled oxidation of UO2 which allows the preparation of single crystals with a composition between UO2 and U4O9 starting from a stoichiometric crystal.
The principle of the method is the equilibration of the oxygen dissociation presures of UO2 and U3O8 heated together in vacuum. The practical applications are shown.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Feb 1964
Externally publishedYes

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NameSCK CEN Reports
PublisherSCK CEN

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