An apparatus for preparing isotopically pure 4He

McClintock, Peter V. E. (1978) An apparatus for preparing isotopically pure 4He. Cryogenics, 18 (4). pp. 201-208. ISSN 0011-2275

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Abstract

A cryostat has been constructed for extracting pure He4 from He II of natural isotopic composition by means of a heat flush technique. It is shown that the method is in principle capable of yielding He4 which is entirely devoid of He3 isotopic impurities. A secondary heat flush, operated in conjunction with a conical heat exchanger of novel design, was used to place an experimental lower bound of 2 × 1015 on the ratio of the product, a standard sufficient for all present or projected applications requiring isotopically pure He4. The apparatus produces 2 000 1 (at standard temperature and pressure) of He4 per thermal cycle. The design of future purifiers is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cryogenics
Additional Information: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Cryogenics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Cryogenics, 18, 4, 1978 DOI: 10.1016/0011-2275(78)90002-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32504
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2010 09:21
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 23:27
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32504

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