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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (3): 161-164 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.161-164

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Preparation of uranium targets by electro-deposition method

HE Jiaheng CHEN Qiping ZHONG Wenbin LI Xingliang WANG Jing DANG Yufeng LIU Guopin*   

  1. Institute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, 621900, China
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HE Jiaheng, CHEN Qiping, ZHONG Wenbin, LI Xingliang. Preparation of uranium targets by electro-deposition method.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2010, 21(3): 161-164     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.21.161-164

Abstract:

In this paper, uranium targets are prepared by electro-deposition. Hydrated uranium dioxide films are electrodeposited into stainless steel plates using uranyl nitrate in ammonium oxalate solution. The results show that the deposition efficiency of the uranium depends on many parameters, such as pH value, supporting electrolyte, current density, and cell design. The uranium films were characterized by infrared spectrum, scanning electron microscope, and X-ray spectrum. The uranium films, with a yield of 98%, are in the thickness of about 6 mg·cm–2.

Key words: Electro-deposition, Uranium, target