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Author Foster, M. S. ♦ Crouthamel, C. E. ♦ Guren, D. M. ♦ McBeth, R. L.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ BISMUTH ♦ BISMUTH ALLOYS ♦ COLOR ♦ ELECTROLYTES ♦ EUTECTICS ♦ EXCITATION ♦ FUSED SALTS ♦ HELIUM ♦ HIGH TEMPERATURE ♦ INERT GASES ♦ INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS ♦ LITHIUM ALLOYS ♦ LITHIUM CHLORIDES ♦ LITHIUM FLUORIDES ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ PHOTOMETRY ♦ SOLUBILITY ♦ SPECTROSCOPY
Abstract Evidence was obtained for the existence of an intermetallic species (Li/ sub 3/Bi) in LiCl--LiF. The fused salt electrolyte, which had been maintained under a helium atmosphere, became intensely red in color. Analysis of the electrolyte revealed that both bismuth and lithium were present. Solubility and spectrophotometric measurements were undertaken to gain a better understanding of the nature of the molten salt solution. The solubilities of highpurity, activated Bi in LiCl-- LiF eutectic were measured at 600, 700, 800, and 900 deg C and were found to be 0.9 x 10/sup -3/, 1.6 x 10/sup -3/, 2.0 x 10/sup -3/, and 1.8 x 10/sup -3/ wt%, respoctively. The spectrum of the red solution at 525 deg C in the range tion band whose long wave length edge is located at 2.0 ev (16,300 cm/sup -1/). (P.C.H.)
ISSN 00223654
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1964-04-01
Publisher Department Argonne National Lab., Ill.
Journal Journal of Physical Chemistry
Volume Number 68
Organization Argonne National Lab., Ill.


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