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Electrochemical behavior of americium in NaCl-2CsCl melt

Hayashi, Hirokazu ; Akabori, Mitsuo; Minato, Kazuo 

Electrochemical behavior of Am in NaCl-2CsCl melt at 823 K was investigated by transient electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. The results show that Am(III) ion is reduced to Am metal by a two-step mechanism via Am(II) ion. Formal standard potential of Am(III)/Am(II) and that of Am(II)/Am(0) redox couples have been determined to be -2.73 and -2.97 V vs Cl$$_2$$/Cl$$^-$$, respectively.



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