High-Temperature Oxide and Hydroxide Vapor Species of Technetium

  title={High-Temperature Oxide and Hydroxide Vapor Species of Technetium},
  author={John K. Gibson},
In order to better characterize the high-temperature chemistry of technetium, its oxide was exposed to low pressures ( ~ 10 Pa) of oxygen and/or water vapor up to 1100°C in a platinum Knudsen cell reactor. The resulting volatile products were identified mass spectrometrically. The significant technetium vapor species identified from the mass spectra were the following: Tc03(g), Tc207(g), Tc03(0H)(g), Tc2Os(g) and Tc02(0H)3(g); the last two of these were previously unreported. The identification… 

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