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Low temperature properties of transuranic and oter heavy metals.

Abstract:

The transuranic metals, neptunium and plutonium, are strong alpha emitters and have to be handled under special conditions to safeguard the health of those working with them. The most common method of containing these metals is to use glove boxes but in certain circumstances it is possible to encapsulate specimens for experimental purposes. The relative merits of the use of glove boxes and sealed capsules for cryogenic experiments are discussed in this thesis.

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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601870557
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Deposit date:
2017-10-05

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