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N-17, A Delayed Neutron Emitter

Description: The decay scheme of a 4.2 second neutron emitter has been investigated in detail. Chemical and physical evidence shows that it is N{sup 17}, which emits beta rays to a broad excited state of O{sup 17}, which then breaks up into a neutron plus O{sup 16}. The energy spectrum of the neutrons is determined by measuring the energies of the O{sup 16} recoils in a proportional counter. The neutrons have a most probable energy of 0.9 Mev, a 'half width' of less than .5 Mev, and an upper limit of about 2 Mev. {beta}-recoil coincidences are observed, as predicted by the Bohr-Wheeler theory, and the {beta}-ray energy is measured by absorption. The beta rays in coincidence with neutrons have an upper limit of 3.7 {+-} 0.2 Mev. Beta-rays directly to the ground stat of O{sup 17} are not observed because of high background effects, but should have an energy of 8.7 Mev. Some evidence is presented to show that energy is conserved in the {beta}-n transition through the broad excited state in O{sup 17}.
Date: November 5, 1948
Creator: Alvarez, L. W.

100 Area monthly reports for 1947

Description: Activities concerned with the 100 area at the Hanford plant for the period of January, 1947, are described. A chronology of pile events, tube corrosion, and scrams are included.
Date: January 1947

100-Ton Test : Measurement of the Velocity of Sound

Description: Abstract: The velocity of sound at the time of 100-ton shot at Trinity was measured to be 1116.1 ft/sec. Values of blast pressure computed from the excess velocity are given, but are not considered as reliable.
Date: June 15, 1945
Creator: Barschall, H. H. & Martin, G.

234-5 Building design philosophy

Description: This report presents the building and design philosophy of Building 234-5 at the Hanford site.
Date: November 26, 1947
Creator: Work, J. B.

234-5 Project ventilation specifications

Description: This brief memo from the 300 area of the Hanford plant, July 13, 1948, describes the need to redesign the ventilation system so as to minimize hazards associated with performing maintenance work.
Date: July 13, 1948
Creator: Work, J.B.

The 1350 F stress-rupture properties of two wrought alloys and three cast alloys

Description: From Summary: "These properties compare favorably with those of the strongest similar alloys previously investigated. However, compared with a 60Cr-25Fe-15Mo alloy, the three cobalt-chronium-nickel cast alloys are inferior. A correlation of NACA and OSRD (Project NRC-8) data is presented, showing the variation of rupture strengths with temperature in the range of 1350^o to 2000^o for alloys."
Date: November 1947
Creator: Reynolds, E E; Freeman, J W & White, A E

Abrasive Blasting for Cleaning Parts

Description: Abstract: A demonstration on August 22, 1945, showed that Alpha or Beta M or K parts, including insulators, can be well cleaned with a pressure-feed abrasive blaster. The abrasive is a slurry of alumina and water mixed with high velocity air in a special feed nozzle. The slurry is continuously recycled.
Date: September 1945
Creator: McWherter, Jack R. & Yerazunis, Stephen

Abstracts pertaining to seaplanes

Description: Report discussing about 400 references pertaining to the hydrodynamic design of seaplanes have been compiled, and the information is presented in the form of abstracts classified under six main headings.
Date: July 24, 1947
Creator: Bidwell, Jerold M. & King, Douglas A.