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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.

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.

Advanced Designs of Magnetic Jack-Type Control Rod Drive

Description: Report containing information regarding magnetic jacks, which are devices used "for positioning the control rods in a nuclear reactor, especially in a reactor containing water under pressure" (page 9). Contains a description of the device, its use, test results, and illustrations.
Date: November 1959
Creator: Young, Joseph N.

Beta and Gamma Dose Rates From Terrestrially Distributed Sources

Description: Report that examines the dose rate of radiation in the air and in a test subject due to radioactive materials (uranium, thorium, and potassium) that are present in the ground. The test subject in these experiments is a water cylinder that is meant to receive radiation in a manner similar to a person.
Date: October 28, 1957
Creator: O'Brien, Keran; Lowder, Wayne M. & Solon, Leonard R.

Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests

Description: Report issued by the Atomic Energy Commission over environmental effects from the fallout of nuclear weapons tests. The long-term effects of nuclear fallout on the environment, and human life are discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 1958
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Health and Safety Laboratory.

External Environmental Radiation Measurements in the United States

Description: Report regarding ion chamber measurements made of the external environmental radiation in various location in the United States during the summer of 1957.
Date: March 11, 1958
Creator: Solon, Leonard R.; Lowder, Wayne M.; Zila, Albert; LeVine, H. D.; Blatz, Hanson & Eisenbud, Merril

Manufacture of Fuel Plates for the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor

Description: From Abstract: "Discussed in the paper are the production of the uranium fuel alloy, the fabrication of the cladding components from Zircaloy-2 ingot, the assembly, welding, evacuation, and sealing of the cladding billets, the jacketing of the cladding billets with steel, and the roll bonding, heat treatment, stripping, and cleaning of the fuel plates. Evaluation of the fuel plates produced is also included."
Date: June 1957
Creator: Macherey, R. E.; Bean, C. H.; Carson, N. J., Jr. & Lindgren, J. R.

Preservation of Documents by Lamination

Description: From Abstract: "Composition and performance specifications for a cellulose acetate laminating film suitable for a cellulose acetate laminating film suitable for archival use are presented. The properties of polyethylene and polyethylene terephthalate films of interest in connection with their possible use for the protection of documents are discussed."
Date: October 30, 1959
Creator: Wilson, William K. & Forshee, B. W.

Resistance of Materials to Attack by Liquid Metals

Description: From Forward: "As their contribution, the Metallurgy Division of Argonne National Laboratory was asked to assemble all available unclassified and declassifiable data on the resistance of materials to attack by liquid metals. The resulting collation of data is contained in this report."
Date: July 1950
Creator: Kelman, LeRoy R.; Wilkinson, Walter D. & Yaggee, Frank L.

A Shielded Metallograph for Remote Metallography

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the specific design requirements arising from these initial decisions, followed by description and keyed illustrations of the various features of the installation. The Bausch and Lomb Research Metallograph was the instrument chosen as being most readily adapted to the over-all plan."
Date: October 1957
Creator: Brown, F. L.; Haaker, L. W.; Paine, S. H. & Blomgren, R. A.

Initial Testing and Operation of the Argonne Low Power Reactor (ALPR)

Description: From Introduction: "In this report data are presented on the various phases of the program, together with test results and recommendations for future plant improvements. The ALPR prototype has proven to be a stable and reliable nuclear power plant."
Date: December 1959
Creator: Hamer, Eberhard E.

Neutron Scattering Angular Distribution

Description: From Introduction: "The remainder of this report describes the experiment and analytical methods which were used to obtain corrected cross sections in the representation shown in the graphs."
Date: June 1956
Creator: Langsdorf, A, Jr.; Lane, R. O. & Monahan, J. E.

Terminal Report on the Mighty Mouse High-Flux Research Reactor Project

Description: From Introduction: "More specifically, it describes the basic reactor complex, the problems involved, the various approaches pursued, the present status and estimated cost of the project, along with recommendations for future research and development essential to the successful culmination of the project."
Date: September 1959
Creator: Link, L. E.; Armstrong, R. H.; Cameron, T. C.; Dickson, R. F.; Heineman, J. B.; Kelber, C. N. et al.

Further Investigations of Natural Environmental Radiation

Description: Report documenting the investigation of cosmic and terrestrial background radiation. "Remeasurements in many locations furnished estimates of dosimetric increase in terrestrial levels due to fallout. Radiation measurement sin residential dwellings in he New York metropolitan areas are described" (p. 1).
Date: November 3, 1959
Creator: Solon, Leonard R.; Lowder, Wayne M.; Shambon, Arthur & Blatz, Hanson