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Refrigeration System Used in Mercury Isotope Collections

Description: From introduction: During 1948, the Isotope Research and Production Division undertook to obtain small quantities of nearly pure mercury isotopes by electromagnetic isotope separation. The possible use of a mercury isotope of even-numbered mass to establish an international standard of length required an isotopic purity greater than 99 per cent. It, became apparent that this degree of separation could only be achieved by preventing random diffusion of un-ionized mercury which otherwise would contaminate the isotope collectors.
Date: December 19, 1949
Creator: Duncan, F. R. & Cobb, W. G.

Coal Deposits of the Santa Clara District Near Tonichi, Sonora, Mexico

Description: From abstract: The Santa Clara coal district is 7 to 10 kilometers west of Tonichi, a small town on the Rio Yaqui, in southeastern Sonora, Mexico. Tonichi was the terminus of a branch railroad from Corral until May 1945, when the end of the line was removed. The coal deposits were developed by the Southern Pacific Railroad from the 1890's until about 1911, when the mines were abandoned, partly because the coal was found unsuitable for use in locomotives. Other coal deposits, near Los Bronces and San Javier, west of the Santa Clara district, were mined for a number of years to provide coal for a silver smelter at San Javier which was abandoned sometime during the 1920's. Since 1942 the Santa Clara deposits have been reopened; through 1945 about 50,000 tons of coal had been shipped, at first to the Boleo copper smelter at Santa Rosalia, Baja California, and more recently to Guadalajara, Jalisco, for the manufacture of calcium carbide.
Date: 1949
Creator: Wilson, Ivan F. & Rocha, Victor S.

Manganese Resources of the Artillery Mountains Region, Mohave County, Arizona

Description: From introduction: The sampling on which the estimates of ore reserves in this report are partly based was done by Lasky and Roberts. The text was written by Lasky, who, except where otherwise noted, is responsible for any descriptions, comments, and conclusions concerning the area beyond the limits of the Hanna holdings, as well as for all statements concerning reserves and recommendations for future prospecting.
Date: 1949
Creator: Lasky, Samuel G. & Webber, B. N. (Benjamin Nevitt), 1899-

Antimony Deposits of El Antimonio District Sonora, Mexico

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of detailed studies of the antimony deposits of Mexico, which were investigated by the United States Geological Survey and the Instituto de Geologia de Mexico. The investigation was part of a cooperative program sponsored by the Interdepartmental Committee for Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, under the auspices of the Department of State.
Date: 1949
Creator: White, Donald Edward & Guiza, Reinaldo

Magnets and Magnetic Measuring Techniques

Description: Preface: The existence of adequate experimental equipment, in particular the two operating cyclotrons of the Radiation Laboratory and the large 184-inch unit under construction, together with a nucleus of trained personnel, made it inevitable that work in connection with the war effort would be prosecuted vigorously at the University of California.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. & Guthrie, Andrew

Electrical Circuits for Calutrons

Description: Preface: The existence of adequate experimental equipment, in particular the two operating cyclotrons of the Radiation Laboratory and the large 184-inch unit under construction, together with a nucleus of trained personnel, made it inevitable that work in connection with the war effort would be prosecuted vigorously at the University of California.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. & Guthrie, Andrew

Correlation of Soil Properties with Geologic Information: Report Number 1, Simplification of the Liquid Limit Test Procedure

Description: Introduction: The general project of correlating soil properties with geologic information, one phase of which is described in this report, consists in comparing soil properties with soil types and with their geologic history and environment in order to determine what correlations are possible.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)

Nomograms for Obtaining the Compound Composition of Hydrated Limes from the Oxide Analysis

Description: Report with two nomograms presented for rapidly obtaining the compound composition of hydrated limes from the oxide analysis. The general nomogram can be applied to any commercial hydrated lime and gives values accurate to within 0.3 percent while the special nomogram is applicable only to regularly hydrated and highly hydrated dolomitic limes and is accurate to within 0.1 percent.
Date: December 30, 1949
Creator: Levin, Ernest M.

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

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.

Investigation of Lower Coal Beds in Georges Creek and North Part of Upper Potomac Basins, Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland: Reserves, Petrographic and Chemical Characteristics of Coals, and Stratigraphy of Area

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation into various charactaristics that could increase the output lower, thinner coal beds, to replace the upper coal beds which are nearing exhaustion.
Date: 1949
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Williams, Lloyd & Smith, H. L.

Final Engineering Report Covering Austin Beta-Gamma Hand and Foot Checker

Description: Abstract: "This final report discusses the project objectives and the manner in which these were attained in connection with the design and manufacture of the Austin Beta-Gamma Hand and Foot checker (Fig 1). Improvements incorporated to conform the equipment to modern production methods, as well as practical changes to achieve automatic operation and increased stability and to facilitate and simplify maintenance procedures, are covered in detail. The report also includes photographs (Figs. 2 and 3) and a schematic diagram of the final product (Fig. 4)" (p. 1)
Date: November 9, 1949

Determination of the Number of Double Bonds in Less-Than-Milligram Amounts of Unsaturated Fatty Acids by Catalytic Hydrogenation in the Warburg Apparatus

Description: Report discussing the determination of the number of olefinic double bonds in less-than-milligram amounts of unsaturated fatty acid derivatives using Barcroft-Warburg tissue respirometer as a manometric microhydrogenation apparatus.
Date: April 1949
Creator: Mead, James F. & Howton, David R.