Machine for preparing phosphors for the fluorimetric determination of uranium
Trace Elements Investigations 578
This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
- R.E. Stevens, W.H. Wood, K.G. Goetz, and C.A. Horr
The time saved by use of a machine for preparing many phosphors at one time increases the rate of productivity of the fluorimetric method for determining uranium.
The machine prepares 18 phosphors at a time and eliminates the tedious and time-consuming step of preparing them by hand, while improving the precision of the method in some localities. The machine consists of a ring burner over which the platinum dishes, containing uranium and flux, are rotated. By placing the machine in an inclined position the molten flux comes into contact with all surfaces within th dish as the dishes rotate over the flame. Precision is improved because the heating and cooling conditions are the same for each of the 18 phosphors in one run as well as for successive runs.
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