Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

Alloys of uranium and plutonium with tin were prepared by arc melting and the phases were identified by electron microprobe analysis. Compounds of the U - Sn and Pu - Sn binary systems were observed and tentatively identified as U-3Sn-7, USn-2, U-4Sn-5, USn, Pu-3Sn-7, PuSn.Msn-3, M-3Sn-7, M-4Sn-5, MSn, M-5Sn-4 and M-5Sn-3 (M = U-xPu-1-x) were identified in the ternary system. The melting temperatures and lattice parameters of MSn-3 vary linearly with the uranium to plutonium mass ratio. A comparison with isotypic compounds of the U - Pb and Pu - Pb systems is made.

Additional information

Authors: SARI C, JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB.;VERNAZZA F, JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB.;MUELLER W JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB., JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB.
Bibliographic Reference: JOURNAL OF THE LESS-COMMON METALS, VOL. 92 (1983), PP. 301-306
Record Number: 1989122027100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en