On the valency state of americium in (U(0.5)Am(0.5))0(2-x)
In the context of nuclear transmutation of minor actinides the compound (U(0.5)Am(0.5))0(2-x) has been studied by X-ray diffraction, oxygen potential measurement, XPS and magnetic measurements. According to these results the compound in question should rather be formulated as americium uranate AmUO(4-Y), since Am proved to be in the trivalent oxidation state, not as expected from analogy with (U(0.5)Pu(0.5))0(2-x) where Pu is tetravalent, whereas uranium was tetra- and pentavalent.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Actinides '93, Santa Fe (US), September 20-24, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37391 ORA
Record Number: 199311301 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
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