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The preparation of solid actinide compounds at the European Institute for Transuranium Elements involves techniques from metal refining to the synthesis and characterisation of new materials in single crystal form. A review of methods used in the preparation chemistry of transuranium elements is presented. Reliable and sensitive characterisation techniques have been developed to yield a good description of the quality of the samples. It is important that the characterisation includes not only a chemical and a metallurgical analysis but also initial physical properties. Progress on the study of families of compounds such as pnictides and chalcogenides, binary and ternary intermetallic compounds is also reported.

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Authors: WASTIN F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);SPIRLET J C, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);REBIZANT J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (SCTE-11), Wroclaw (PL), July 5-8, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38504 ORA
Record Number: 199411085 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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