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Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 135–139 | Cite as

A fast separation for antimony produced in heavy-ion induced fission

  • A. K. Ahmed
  • G. W. A. Newton
  • V. J. Robinson
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Abstract

Fission fragments from heavy ion induced fission were stopped in thin magnesium foils. A fast procedure based on evolution of stibine was developed to separate the antimony isotopes embedded in the foil. A separation system, and a glass pressure filtration system was constructed for this purpose. The chemical yield measured by three independent methods was 80–90%. The degree of decontamination from other fission products was >102. The whole separation took eight minutes.

Keywords

Antimony Fission Product Fission Fragment Zinc Powder Fast Separation 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Ahmed
    • 1
  • G. W. A. Newton
    • 1
  • V. J. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of ManchesterManchester(England)

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