"In 1953, E, Haeffner reported that when he passed a direct electric current through a capillary tube filled with mercury, he obtained a separation in the isotopes of mercury with the heavier isotopes being enriched at the negative terminal and the lighter isotopes at the positive terminal. This effect has since been referred to as the Haeffner Effect, Since the original experiment with mercury, other investigators have observed this effect in many other liquid metal systems.
This investigation of the Haeffner Effect in mercury involves the use of a radioactive isotope of mercury (Hg 203) as a tracer to follow the separation of the isotopes as it occurs in a capillary system. The capillary system used in this investigation was constructed so that no reservoir was attached to the system thereby allowing an observation as to whether equilibrium conditions existed in a relatively short time compared to other investigations of the Haeffner Fffect"--Abstract, page ii.
Leighly, Hollis P., 1923-2004
Webb, William H.
Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988
Frad, William A., 1909-1974
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 37 pages
© 1963 James Nicholson Baysden, All rights reserved.
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Baysden, James Nicholson, "A study of the Haeffner effect in mercury" (1963). Masters Theses. 2886.