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A Laboratory Development of Cavitation-Free Baffle Piers, Bluestone Dam, New River, West Virginia

Description: Results of model studies to determine the extent of destructive cavitation action (if any) in the stilling-basin elements at the Bluestone Dam in New River, West Virginia. The study also intended to develop means of correcting any conditions in the basin if needed.
Date: March 1948
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Methods of Opacity Calculations

Description: "Methods for calculating the opacity of materials at high temperatures are discussed in this report. Minor improvements are outlined for the treatment of continuous absorption processes, and a small error usually made in treating the scattering process is corrected. In contrast to all previous calculations of opacity, the effect of line absorption is carefully examined, for it may well be the dominant process under certain conditions of temperature and density. Detailed methods for calculating the line absorption contribution are, therefore, developed. To illustrate the principles involved, the opacity of pure iron at a temperature of 1000 volts and normal density is worked out in detail" (p. ii).
Date: 1949
Creator: Mayer, Harris
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Decomposition of Water at High Temperatures and Pressures Under Reactor Irradiation

Description: Partial abstract: "The investigation of the high temperature and pressure dissociation of water under irradiation was undertaken by the Power Pile Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in an effort to determine the degree of importance of the phenomenon with respect to the design of a high temperature water-cooled power reactor. Theory and past experimentation indicate that net steady-state dissociation is determined by the rates of the dissociation and recombination reactions under the imposed conditions, the dissociation rate being essentially a function of flux and the recombination rate essentially a function of temperature" (p. 3).
Date: September 16, 1949
Creator: Fromm, L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Ionization Chamber for Differential Measurements of Gamma Rays

Description: "The purpose of the work was to develop a method of measuring very small differences in the half lives of gamma ray emitting radioactive substances. The apparatus was then used to try to detect a difference in the half lives of Be7 metal and BeO. The results of the measurements on the two different chemical forms of beryllium will be given" (p. 1).
Date: 1947
Creator: Wiegand, Clyde
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimation of Small Quantities of Uranium in Thorium

Description: Abstract: "Estimation of the intensity of the uranyl fluorescence furnishes a method for the determination of quantities of uranium as low as one-half microgram of uranium in one-half illilitor of glassy phosphoric acid. The test has been used to detect directly three parts of uranium in one million parts of thorium" (p. 1).
Date: 1946
Creator: Weissman, S. I. & Duffield, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department