A fast separation for antimony produced in heavy-ion induced fission
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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.
KeywordsAntimony Fission Product Fission Fragment Zinc Powder Fast Separation
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