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The Effect of Noise on Pulse Height Resolution

Description: Report wherein "[a] statistical study of base line fluctuations is used to relate noise measurements with the resolution spread of a pulse height analysis system. The resolution is inversely proportional to the signal-to-noise ratio. The proportionality constant is derived on the basis of a normal amplitude distribution for noise. A review of noise measuring techniques is given and adapted for use with electronic voltmeters. The form factors required to interpret meter readings in terms of the RMS value of noise are described" (p. 1).
Date: January 1962
Creator: Meth, Irving M. & Graveson, Robert T.

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.

Experimental Evaluation of the Fallout-Radiation Protection Provided by Selected Structures in the Los Angeles Area

Description: Report regarding experiments made to determine the fallout-radiation protection offered by four types of buildings in Los Angeles, California. The first structure was the Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Biology and the University of California at Los Angeles, the second was a fallout shelter, the third was the communications area of the Los Angeles Police Department building, and the fourth was a classroom.
Date: June 1962
Creator: Burson, Z. G. (Zolin G.)

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.

Argonaut Automatic Flux Controller Design Report

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over design studies conducted on Argonaut reactors for training and research purposes. As stated in the abstract, "the design presented in the form of a steady-state analysis based upon the small-signal linearization of the reactor kinetics transfer function. The measured controller performance and construction details of the equipment is given" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Gerba, A., Jr.

Heat Treatment and Properties of Iron and Steel

Description: From Abstract: "This Monograph has been prepared to give an understanding of heat treatment principally to those unacquainted with this subject. This Monograph has been prepared to answer such inquiries and to give in simplified form a working knowledge of the basic theoretical and practical principles involved in the heat treatment of iron and steel."
Date: October 3, 1960
Creator: Digges, Thomas G. & Rosenberg, Samuel J.