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Synthesis of Nanocrystalline PuO 2 by Hydrothermal and Thermal Decomposition of Pu(IV) Oxalate: A Comparative Study
In recent years, the hydrothermal conversion of actinide (IV) oxalates into nanometric actinide dioxides ( An O 2 ) has begun to be investigated as an alternative to the widely implemented thermal decomposition method. We present here a comparison between the hydrothermal and the conventional thermal decomposition of Pu(IV) oxalate in terms of particle size, morphology and residual carbon content. A parametric study was carried out in order to define the temperature and time applied in the hydrothermal conversion of tetravalent Pu-oxalate into PuO 2 and to optimize the reaction conditions.
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