The Recovery of Metallic Mercury

  • J. L. Gallant


Liquid mercury is recovered from its partial amalgam with copper by heating to the dissociation temperature and condensing the vapor on the walls of a reactor vessel. The technique has been used to recover small quantities of isotopically enriched mercury.


Reactor Vessel Copper Surface Copper Substrate Isomeric State Chromic Acid 
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  1. (1).
    J. L. Gallant, D. J. Yaraskavitch, and N. C. Bray, Preparation of targets for measuring g-factors of isomeric states and for fission studies of muonic 235U and 238U, World Conference of the Int. Nuclear Target Development Society, Garching, Sept. 1978.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Gallant
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  1. 1.Chalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesAtomic Energy of Canada LimitedChalk RiverCanada

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