Investigations of BaF2–ThF4 System

  • Sumanta MukherjeeEmail author
  • Smruti DashEmail author
  • S. K. Mukerjee
  • K. L. Ramakumar
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The standard molar Gibbs energy of formation of BaThF6(s) has been experimentally determined using a solid electrolyte galvanic fluoride cell: (−)Pt, NiO(s) + NiF2(s)│CaF2(s)│ThOF2(s) + BaThF6(s) + BaF2(s), Pt(+), with CaF2(s) as solid electrolyte. From the measured emf values, the Gibbs energy of formation has been calculated as \( \Delta_{\text{f}} G_{\text{m}}^{\text{o}} \) (BaThF6, s, T) {±5.1} (kJ mol−1) = −3379.9 + 0.5411 (T/K). Using the experimentally obtained data, the both axis potential diagram of Ba–Th–F–O system has been calculated and binary phase diagram of BaF2–ThF4 system has been computed.


MSR BaThF6 Emf Phase diagram Potential diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)Bhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Fuel Chemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Product Development DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Radiochemistry and Isotope GroupBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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