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    • Separation of zirconium and hafnium via solvent extraction 

      Van der Westhuizen, Derik Jacobus (North-West University, 2010)
      Zirconium metal (Zr) is highly desirable as a cladding material for nuclear fuel rods in nuclear power plants, because of its very low nuclear absorption cross-section for thermal neutrons, however to use this Zr metal it ...