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Amplitude-Probability Distributions for Atmospheric Radio Noise
Report providing detail measurements and percentages in charts, using three statistical parameters, for amplitude-probability distributions of atmospheric radio noise.
Methods for the Dynamic Calibration of Pressure Transducers
From Introduction Statement of Objectives: "The purpose of this publication is to provide assistance to the practicing engineer who is faced with the problem of making dynamic measurements of rapidly changing pressures."
Creep and Drying Shrinkage of Lightweight and Normal-Weight Concretes
From Scope of Investigation: "The work reported here is part of a continuing program concerning the long-term volume changes in concretes made from lightweight and normal-weight aggregates. The creep, drying-shrinkage, and strength data presented are for concretes made with 24 expanded shale lightweight aggregates and 5 natural, normal-weight aggregates. These aggregates were from widely separated geographical locations and were to be representative samples of aggregates being used in the production of structural concretes."
A Practical Approach to Availability and Irreversibility
From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to shed additional light on the techniques of a Second Law Analysis. The stimulus for writing this paper came from questions asked and difficulties that occurred during lectures on the subject at the graduate level. This paper utilizes Keenan's basic approach but presents the material with emphasis upon a clear definition of the work associated with each subsystem in the process."
Determination of Total X-Ray Beam Energy With a Calibrated Ionization Chamber
From Abstract: "This report describes the use of an air-filled aluminum-alloy ionization chamber to determine the energy transported by a bremsstrahlung beam with maximum photon energy in the range 6 to 170 Mev. This report can be used to construct a replica chamber to determine its absolute calibration between 6 and 170 Mev under a variety of experimental conditions."
Development of High-Temperature Strain Gages
From Introduction: "An improved high-temperature gage was needed, and in an attempt to fill this need an investigation was initiated in February 1954 in the Enameled Metals Laboratory at the National Bureau of Standards. The present Monograph constitutes a final summary on this program."
Corrosion of Steel Pilings in Soils
From Introduction: "In this paper are presented the results obtained to date from the inspections of steel pilings. The investigation will be continued by additional inspections of pilings in other parts if the country in order to cover a wider range of soil environments."
Effects of Thermal Shrinkage on Built-up Roofing
From Introduction: "The object of this research was to identify and study some of the factors involved in premature failures and to relate the pertinent factors to roof performance."
Calibration Procedures for Direct-Current Resistance Apparatus
From Object and Scope of This Paper: "This paper describes the apparatus and procedures used at the National Bureau of Standards for the measurement of d-c resistance when an accuracy of a few parts in a million is required. The object will be to explain procedures in detail and as simply as possible, with a minimum reference to theory."
Basic Magnetic Quantities and the Measurement of the Magnetic Properties of Materials
From Introduction: "The work of the Magnetic Measurements Section of the National Bureau of Standards includes (1) testing of specifically prepared test specimens intended for use as standards for checking magnetic testing apparatus (2) investigation and development of magnetic testing apparatus (3) calibration of mutual inductors, test coils, and instruments for measuring magnetic fields, and (4) investigations in the field of magnetics such as studies of phenomena associated with nuclear magnetic resonance or the selection and testing of materials suitable to be used as standards of magnetic susceptibility."
Health and Safety Laboratory Fallout Program Quarterly Summary Report: March 1, 1963 - June 1, 1963
Report that summarizes multiple laboratories' reports on global fallout deposition. Reports include data on Strontium-90 deposition recorded by the Health and Safety Laboratory, data from other laboratories, related interpretive reports, and recent publications related to fallout.
The Boundary Effect on Gamma-Ray Transport From a Point Source
Report measuring the density interface effect on gamma-ray intensities resulting from a point source. Results suggested a phenomenological representation to describe the behavior.
Arguello Area (ARMS-II)
No Description Available.
Five-year climatological summary, July 1949-June 1954, Argonne National Laboratory, DuPage County, Illinois
Report documenting various meteorological measurements for the purpose of understanding the possible dispersion of radioactive material.
HASL Contributions to the Study of Fallout in Food Chains
Report compiling data from previous HASL reports regarding the radioactive contamination of foods. Individual food items as well as total diets are analyzed.
Ground Roughness Effects on the Energy and Angular Distribution of Gamma Radiation From Fallout
Report examining "[t]he effect of ground roughness, or surface irregularities, on the radiation field above ground which had been contaminated with fallout from the explosion in the atmosphere of a nuclear device (Smallboy Event)" (p. v).
Barrier Attenuation of Air-Scattered Gamma Radiation
Report of a study that "was conducted to determine the attenuation provided by vertical and horizontal barriers exposed only to skyshine radiation from cobalt-60 and cesium-137 sources. Materials of steel, aluminum, concrete, and wood were used as barriers" (p. 5).
Mechanical Behavior of Crystalline Solids: Proceedings of a Symposium, April 28-29, 1962
From Introduction: "These first three chapters from a background of introduction and general ideas about dislocations. The next two chapters are concerned specifically with properties of ceramic materials, with emphasis on single crystals."
Strontium Program: Quarterly Summary Report, January 1, 1960
From Abstract: "This report is one of the a sequence of quarterly reports, each designed to up-date its predecessor beginning with HASL-42, "Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests." Herein are presented data accrued since HASL-69. Plutonium-239 and cesium-137 levels in human tissue and other biological materials are also presented."
Preliminary Data on Fallout From the Fall 1961 USSR Test Series: Staff Report
From introduction: "Following the USSR announcement of its intention to resume testing, arrangements were made for the three stations collecting individual rainfall samples to begin analyses for short-lived nuclides. Some of the data are now available and are reported here." From Data: "The available data, including samples for Houston, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky are given in the tables at the end of this report."
The Solar Spectrum 2935 Å to 8770 Å : Second Revision of Rowland's Preliminary Table of Solar Spectrum Wavelengths
From Abstract: "An introductory text gives a detailed description of each column of the solar ledger. Tables include counts of lines of each spectrum recorded in the identification column, leading lines in the first and second spectra, and summaries of molecules and elements present in the sun. About 73 percent of the lines are wholly or partially identified. Sixty-three elements are recorded as present."
Interim Report: Faret Experimental Program
From Introduction: "The Fast Reactor Test (FARET) program is part of the United States Fast Reactor Program directed toward the demonstration of breeder reactors essential to the long-range goal of utilizing fertile fuels. (1) With-in this program is the current thinking that the early construction and operation of two or three prototype nuclear power plants of the order of 250 Mw(e) will lead eventually to the construction of practical and economic full scale breeder reactors by the early 1980's. (2)"
Line Parameters and Computed Spectra for Water Vapor Bands at 2.7 mu
From Foreword: "This Monograph is one of a series intended to provide fundamental information required for the estimation and interpretation of atmospheric transmittance at infrared frequencies. Part I of this Monograph presents the fundamental properties of the 2.7m water vapor band in terms of line absorptions and the integrated transmittance at any frequency for infinite resolution. Part II presents examples of the "degraded" transmittance for finite resolution, as a function of the spectral slit width, concentration, and pressure with which direct observations may be compared."
Microwave Spectral Tables: Volume 3. Polyatomic Molecules With Internal Rotation
From Introduction: "This volume contains data on the microwave spectra of 94 polyatomic molecules capable of exhibiting internal rotation, based upon a search of the literature up to July, 1962, but including some information of later dates."
Corrosion Rates On Underground Steel Test Piles at Turcot Yard, Montreal, Canada - Part 1
From Abstract: "This paper describes the determination of corrosion rates based on the polarization measurements made up to the time of the removal of the first group of piles in 1969."
Effect of Exposure Site on Weather Resistance of Porcelain Enamels Exposed for Three Years
From Introduction: "The present report describes the condition of all of the porcelain enamels after exposure for 3 yr."
A System for the Automatic Computation of Disintegration Rates From Radiochemical Data
From Abstract: "Automatic computation of these general formulas from raw data and procedures for their adaption to a number of specific analyses are described."
Ideal Gas Thermodynamic Functions and Isotope Exchange Functions for the Diatomic Hydrides, Deuterides, and Tritides
From Abstract: "This Monograph contains a consistent set of tables of thermodynamic properties of a large number of diatomic hydrides, deuterides, and tritides, for the ideal gas state at one atmosphere pressure. In addition to the thermodynamic properties of the molecular gases, the tables also include thermodynamic properties for chemical reactions involving the isotopic exchange of hydrogen."
The Scattering of Thermal Radiation Into Open Underground Shelters
From Introduction: "The elimination of the burn hazard in shelters depends upon a separate, systematic investigation of each suspected agent. The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the contribution made by radiant energy and, if such contribution proved to be significant, to suggest means of eliminating this component."
CRPL Exponential Reference Atmosphere
From Introduction: "In this monograph, the background of the exponential reference atmosphere will be outlined and a set of radio ray tracings presented. These ray may be used for the solution of many problems involving refraction by means of the exponential reference atmosphere."
Experimental Transition Probabilities for Spectral Lines of Seventy Elements: Derived from the NBS Tables of Spectral-line Intensities
From introduction: "The goal of the work was to provide lists of the principal lines of the elements generally observed under ordinary conditions in arc spectra, together with their relative intensities on a true scale of relative energy."
Symposium on Occupational Health Experience and Practices in the Uranium Industry
A Summary of Fifteen Years of Experience with Dust Problems in the Refining and Fabrication of Uranium: "This paper concerns chronic exposure to uranium dust in one part of the uranium industry, dealing only with natural uranium or uranium hexafluoride."
Microwave Spectral Tables: Volume 5. Spectral Line Listing
From Abstract: "This volume is a listing of the spectral lines reported in Volume I, III, and IV of the Microwave Spectral Tables. These lines are listed according to ascending magnitude of frequency and should provide a steady reference."
Microwave Spectral Tables: Volume 4. Polyatomic Molecules Without Internal Rotation
From Introduction: "This volume contains data on the microwave spectra of 166 polyatomic molecules incapable of exhibiting internal rotation."
The Mass Transfer of Single, Solid Uranium Spheres to Flowing Molten Cadmium in Laminar and Turbulent Flow
From Summary and Abstract: "In this study, a 1/2-inch diameter uranium sphere was used and molten cadmium was pumped past the test spheres at different flow rates. Mass transfer coefficients were determined from weight losses of the test spheres."
Hazard Summary Report Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR-II)
From Forward: "This report describes the present conceptions of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II as well as the safety procedures and precautions which are currently anticipated for its operation."
The Radiological Assessment and Recovery of Contaminated Areas
From Abstract: "The conceptual nature of a radiological defense system and role of decontamination or reclamation in such a system are discussed. Most of the report deals with methods for reducing the observed data to interpretive form because the data were taken with a large contaminated area."
Operational Safety Evaluation of Remote Reactor Plants
From Introduction: "In this report, the authors describe in some detail their experiences and procedures in evaluating the PM-1 and PM-3A and discuss major malfunctions of these reactors and corrective actions taken."
Stabilization of Free Radicals at Low Temperatures: Summary of the NBS Program
From Forward: "Although the first paper in this volume describes the general aspects of the technical management of the program, it is important to emphasize that much of success and productivity of this program stemmed from the sympathetic understanding of its basic viewpoint by both the Department of Defense and the National Bureau of Standards."
A Liquid-Metal Heat-Transfer Experiment
From Introduction: "The primary objective of the Boiling Liquid Metal Program in the Reactor Engineering Division at Argonne is to be obtain experimental information pertinent to the the boiling-heat transfer and fluid-flow behavior of the alkali metals, especially sodium."
Nuclear Safety in Manufacturing Plants
From Introduction: "In the following pages are summarized the factors which influence neutron economy and which, therefore, are important in nuclear safety."
Tables of Spectral-Line Intensities: Part 1, Arranged by Elements
Abstract: "These data are presented by element in part I, and all 39,000 observed lines are given in order of wavelength in Part II." From Introduction: "In the beginning, most intensity data were reported on an arbitrary scale of 10 steps, weak lines being assigned an intensity of 1, and the strongest line intensity 10."
Summary of Available Data on the Strontium 90 Content of Foods and of Total Diets in the United States
From Present Programs: "There has been a gradual expansion of the Sr^90 food analysis program to include vegetable foods and finally entire diets. In some cases the analyses have also been extended to other nuclides but these data are so limited that they will not be emphasized in this report. It is expected that considerable data on Ra^226 and other naturally occurring radionuclides will be generated in coming year."
Pictorial Studies of Molecules 1: Molecular Orbital Density Comparisons of H2, Li2, B2, C2, N2, O2, and F2
From Review of Theory: " In practice, a very close approximation to the molecular orbitals can be obtained in this way. Recent calculations of this type, utilizing analysis and computer programs developed by the author, have resulted in the determination of the molecular orbitals for a large number of diatomic molecules in the form of Eq. (2). These functions, which are thought to be very close to the Hartree-Fock (i.e., the molecular orbitals demanded by theory) result, were used in the pictorial calculations presented in this report."
Transistorization of Nuclear Counting Circuits
From Abstract: "The advantage of long operational life, low power drain and miniaturization may be realized in nuclear counting circuits through the use of transistors. The disadvantage of instability, due to the effects of temperature change in the transistor, may be minimized in counting circuit designs. Representative circuits of a binary stage, amplitude discriminator, one shot multivibrator, and ratemeters are included. These were designed using the criteria of an minimum Beta and a maximum Ico."
A Report on Some Attempts to Case Centrifugally Fuel Elements of Small Diameter
From Abstract: "The applicability of the centrifugal casting technique to the production of multiple castings of fuel pins of small diameter and of thin fuel plates was investigated."
Strontium Program: Quarterly Summary Report, February 24, 1959
From Abstract: "This report is one of a sequence of quarterly reports, each designed to up-date its predecessor beginning with HASL-42, "Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests." Herein are reported data which have accrued since HASL-51. In particular, the levels of strontium 90 in fallout, milk, tap water, vegetation, and foods are given, based on data available from November 1, 1958 to January 30, 1959."
Strontium Program: Quarterly Summary Report, October 1, 1959
From Introduction: "Quarterly summary reports are prepared by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HASL) with the objective of presenting a current picture of the Strontium Program. This report, which up-dates HASL-65, presents data routinely reported by the Analytical Division of the Health and Safety Laboratory and its contractor laboratories - Nuclear Science and Engineering Corporation, Isotopes, Incorporated, Radiochemistry, Incorporated, and Tracelab, Incorporated. In addition, this issue includes data submitted by the U.S. Public Health Service, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Lamont Geological Observatory, and the Medical Laboratory of the National Defense Research Council ToNoOo - Netherlands."
Aerial Radiological Monitoring System: Part 2. Performance, Calibration, and Operational Check-Out of the EG&G ARMS-II Revised System
Report describing "the design, installation, and performance of the Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc., Aerial Radiological Monitoring System used in Phase II of the Aerial Radiological Monitoring Survey (ARMS-II)" (p. 5). Contains descriptions and photographs of its components and descriptions of test runs.
Summary of Gummed Film Results Through December, 1959
From Abstract: "The data for gummed film fallout measurements through December 1959 are reported. The bulk of the report consists of summary tables for each gummed film station listing the monthly estimates of strontium 90 deposition and infinity gamma dose."