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Electrodeposition of uranium and thorium

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Abstract

Cathodic depositions of uranium and thorium were carried out from a number of baths containing the metal salts, and complexing agents. A reducing agent was also present to prevent oxidation of the element. The deposition was also carried out at controlled pH. The current density ranged from 50 to 200 mA cm−2. The purity of the deposited metals was better than 99.7%. The mechanism of formation of uranium and thorium is proposed and discussed.

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Elewady, Y.A. Electrodeposition of uranium and thorium. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters 103, 205–212 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02165601

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Keywords

  • Oxidation
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Uranium
  • Thorium