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Isotopic Purification of Helium by Differential Distillation Below the Lambda-point.
NTIS: PB 244 793 :19 pages
The Bureau of Mines, in a continuing effort to improve processes and methods of helium purification, has developed a differential distillation method for removing helium-3 from helium-4. Differential distillation at 4.2 to 1.6 K was used to reduce the helium-3 in helium-4 from about 200 to less than 1 part per billion. The results from four stills ranging in size from 1 to 25 liters are reported. The method has the potential to be adapted to commercial-scale separations.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 244 793
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