This work presents the electrochemical study of LiCl-KCl-UCl3 solutions at the temperature range 673–823 K on inert and reactive electrodes, i.e. W and Cd, respectively. On inert electrode, U(III) ions were reduced to metallic uranium through one step and the mechanism of the cathode reaction was irreversible. The diffusion coefficients of U(III) ions in molten chloride eutectic and liquid cadmium were calculated. On reactive electrode, U(III) ions were reduced with depolarization and were accompanied by the formation of intermetallic compound UCd11. The reactions of the cathodic deposition and anodic dissolution of the U-Cd alloy were studied and the conditions of the alloy formation via galvanostatic electrolysis were found. The solubility and the activity of uranium in liquid cadmium were determined.
Original languageEnglish
Article number042504
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2024

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Science, Coatings & Films

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