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Various embodiments relate to separation of terbium(III,IV) oxide. In various embodiments, present invention provides a method of separating terbium(III,IV) oxide from a composition. The method can include contacting a composition including terbium(III,IV) oxide and one or more other trivalent rare earth oxides with a liquid including acetic acid to form a mixture. The contacting can be effective to dissolve at least some of the one or more other trivalent rare earth oxides into the liquid. The method can include separating undissolved terbium(III,IV) oxide from the mixture, to provide separated terbium(III,IV) oxide.
Mudring, Anja-Verena (Ames, IA), Prodius, Denis (Ames, IA)
15/ 185,075
June 17, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.