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Method of preparation of uranium nitride

United States Patent

July 9, 2013
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Method for producing terminal uranium nitride complexes comprising providing a suitable starting material comprising uranium; oxidizing the starting material with a suitable oxidant to produce one or more uranium(IV)-azide complexes; and, sufficiently irradiating the uranium(IV)-azide complexes to produce the terminal uranium nitride complexes.
Kiplinger; Jaqueline Loetsch (Los Alamos, NM), Thomson; Robert Kenneth James (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 010,588
January 20, 2011
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.