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Casting and Fabrication of Core Material For Argonne Low Power Reactor Fuel Elements

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over studies conducted on the Argonne Low Power Reactor. As stated in the abstract, "this report describes the manufacture of 1150 fuel core blanks, of which 816 were used in the fabrication of fuel elements. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed, as are nondestructive testing and evaluation of the manufacturing processes" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1959
Creator: Salley, R. L. & Burt, W. R., Jr.
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Hazard Summary Report on the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR)

Description: Report discussing possible hazards and preliminary safeguards for a 20-megawatt Experimental Boiling Water Reactor (EBWR) power plant
Date: 1958
Creator: West, J. M.; Dietrich, J. R.; Jameson, A. S.; Anderson, G. A.; Harrer, J. M. & Brush, H. F.
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Design of the Argonne Low Power Reactor (ALPR)

Description: Report containing "[a] description (...) of the design of a prototype "packaged" nuclear power plant. The purpose of the plant is to alleviate fuel oil logistics and storage problems posed by remote auxiliary DEW Line radar stations north of the Arctic Circle. The ALPR (redesignated SL-1) is a 3 Mwt, heterogeneous, highly enriched uranium- fueled, natural-circulation boiling water reactor, cooled and moderated with light water. Steam at 300 psig, dry and saturated (421 deg F) is passed directly from the reactor to a conventional turbine-generator to produce electric power (300 kw nominal) and space-heating (400 kw) requirements consistent with rigid mechanical and structural specifications prescribed by the military, and dictated by the extreme geophysics prevailing at the ultimate site. The over-all design criteria emphasize: simplicity and reliability of operation and maintenance, with minimum supervision; minimum on-site construction; maximum use of standard components; limited water supply; utilization of local gravel for biological shielding; transportability by air lift; and nominal 3-year fuel operating lifetime per core loading." (p. 15)
Date: May 1961
Creator: Hamer, E. E.; Grant, N. R.; Hooker, H. H.; Jorgensen, G. L.; Kann, W. J.; Lipinski, W. C. et al.
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Dynamic Analysis of Coolant Circulation in Boiling Water Nuclear Reactors

Description: Report concerning the study of the two-phase flow through the cooling channels of a natural-circulation boiling water nuclear reactor. "One-dimensional conservation equations describing the flow through each channel are written in the linearized perturbed form, and Laplace transformation in time is performed." (p. 5)
Date: April 1964
Creator: Sanathanan, Chathilingath K.
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The Control of Condensation Heat Transfer Rates Using an Electromagnetic Field

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over "the use of an electromagnetic field to control the laminar film condensation of a vapor whose liquid is electrically conducting" (p. 7). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: July 1964
Creator: Singer, Ralph M.
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An Experimental Investigation of Two-Phase, Two-Component Flow in a Horizontal, Converging-Diverging Nozzle

Description: Report that "describes an investigation of the flow characteristics in a horizontal, converging-diverging nozzle for a two-phase, two-component system" (p. 1) using air and water and "attempting to determine the effects of accelerating the liquid phase by the gaseous phase" (p. 1).
Date: July 1963
Creator: Vogrin, Joseph A., Jr.
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The Facility 350 Helium-Atmosphere System

Description: Report describing the helium atmosphere system in the Argonne National Laboratory's Facility 350. The atmosphere's ability to remove moisture, oxygen, and other impurities, how the atmosphere is purified, and experimental data regarding the use of activated carbon to absorb oxygen from helium are discussed.
Date: December 1962
Creator: Mayfield, R. M.; Tope, W. G. & Shuck, A. B.
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Description and Proposed Operation of the Fuel Cycle Facility for the Second Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II)

Description: Report regarding "[t]he Fuel Cycle Facility for the Second Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-II), the process equipment, and the operations to be conducted in the facility are described. The Fuel Cycle Facility is a plant for reprocessing, by pyro-metallurgical methods, the core and blanket material discharged from EBR-II. The reactor core alloy is uranium-5 percent fissium and contains about 46 wt.% Uranium-235 . The blanket material consists of uranium in which plutonium is bred. Core and blanket subassemblies contained in transfer coffins are transferred between EBR-II and the Fuel Cycle Facility, which is in an adjacent building." (p. 13)
Date: April 1963
Creator: Hesson, J. C.; Feldman, M. J. & Burris, L.
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Fabrication of UO2-Stainless Steel Dispersion Fuel For Borax-V Nuclear Superheat

Description: Report describing the development, fabrication, and nondestructive and destructive evaluation of stainless steel-clad fuel plates, the evaluation of fuel subassemblies, and the assembly of fuel element components at Argonne National Laboratory.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Kramer, W. C. & Bean, C. H.
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Design Summary Report on the Juggernaut Reactor

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over design studies conducted on the Juggernaut reactor. Design processes, and methods are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1962
Creator: Folkrod, J. R.; Ember, G.; Kolb, W.; Saluja, J. & Moon, D. P.
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Hazard Evaluation Report on the Fast Reactor Zero Power Experiment ZPR-III

Description: Report documenting the fast zero power reactor experiment (ZPRG-III). This includes a description of the experiment and the reactor, hazards, and accidents.
Date: October 1961
Creator: Long, J. K.; McVean, R. L.; Thalgott, F. W. & Novick, M.
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EBR-II Dry Critical Experiments Experimental Program, Experimental Procedures, and Safety Considerations

Description: Report containing zero power (<1 kw) Dry Critical Experiments that were "to be conducted in the EBR-II Reactor prior to filling the Primary System with sodium coolant" (p. 7.) The two primary objectives of these experiments were to determine how well the system performed without sodium coolant and to "determine and/or verify certain operational data to permit modification or improvement of the system (neutron shield, instrumentation, etc.) prior to the introduction of sodium into the system" (p. 7.)
Date: February 1961
Creator: Koch, L. J.; Loewenstein, W. B.; Lovoff, A.; Hooker, H. H.; Monson, H. O.; Ramp, R. L. et al.
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An Evaluation of Reactor Concepts for Use As Separate Steam Superheaters

Description: Report estimating the merits of a variety of nuclear reactor concepts for use as external superheaters to be added on to a steam-producing nuclear power plant.
Date: October 1961
Creator: Lennox, D. H.; MacFarlane, D. R.; Brubaker, R. C.; Martinec, E. L.; Rohde, R. R.; Toppel, B. J. et al.
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The Fabrication of Certain Jacketed Uranium Helices

Description: Report describing the fabrication of Doppler Helices, which were 1/8 inch diameter x 12 foot long uranium core completely enclosed within a thin metal jacket and wound into a spring or helix shape.
Date: May 1957
Creator: Yaggee, F. L.
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The Electrical Design of the EBR-II

Description: Report that "summarizes the electrical design of the Experimental Breeder Reactor II Facility (EBR-II). It attempts to gather together and present in reasonable detail the essential features and workings of the completed design, and to present a concise overall view of the system" (p. 11).
Date: June 1966
Creator: Verber, F. & Schmidt, H. L.
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