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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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

Safety Analysis Report, Argonne Fast Critical Facility (ZPR-VI)

Description: Report by the Argonne National Laboratory evaluating the Argonne Fast Critical Facility, ZPR-VI, under construction during the course of the study. The study addresses various functionalities and safety features of the facility.
Date: December 1963
Creator: Kato, W. Y.; Fischer, G. J. & Dates, L. R.
Item Type: Report

Breeding-Gain Specimens for EBR-I Core IV

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over studies conducted on uranium and plutonium specimens used in fuel rods. The results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1963
Creator: Shuck, A. B.; Hins, A. G.; Burt, W. R. & Beatty, R. A.
Item Type: Report

A Lunar Power Plant

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over studies conducted on designs for a lunar power plant. As stated in the abstract, "a concept of a nuclear power plant to be assembled on earth and operated on the moon in presented" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1960
Creator: Armstrong, R. H.; Carter, J. C.; Hummel, H. H.; Janicke, M. J. & Marchaterre, J. F.
Item Type: Report