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[Recording of Sessions from the 4th Annual Oral History Association Colloquium]

Description: Sound recording of different sessions from the 4th Annual Oral History Colloquium at Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia. Recording includes the night of November 8th, 1969, and the morning of November 9th, 1969.
Date: {1969-11-09..1969-11-10}
Duration: 5 hours 58 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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AXO detonator. Quarterly report, June--August, 1969

Description: A factorial spark gap detonator study is presented, with the results. UK PETN, (MF 81/10, 6,200 cm{sup 2}/g) at 1.12 g/cm{sup 3} had a higher voltage breakdown and a higher power deposition than others in the test. A somewhat unusual firing system employed for these tests is described. The purpose of the experiment was for determining the effect of specific surface areas (or particle sizes), density, and energy input (including rate of energy input) upon various dependent variables.
Date: December 31, 1969
Creator: Hanes, L.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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HE calorimetry. Quarterly report, April--June, 1969

Description: The 48-inch detonation sphere confined the gaseous products resulting from the discharge of approximately one-half pound (225 g) of an HE (PETN) under investigation. Product analysis, combined with calorimetric measurements will provide data regarding the detonation processes. Results of the initial HE detonation are still in the process of evaluation and tabulation. The final summary of this information will be instrumental in the direction of future experimental endeavor. Investigation at Pantex will be in collaboration with and guided by the research in progress at LRL. A new lid, still in the design stage, must be fabricated to make the detonation sphere compatible with the anticipated need in the testing of future explosives. This will necessitate the modification of the vacuum lines, but the extent of this modification is not known at this time.
Date: December 31, 1969
Creator: Sandoval, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Explosive performance. Quarterly report, July--September, 1969

Description: This project is for experimentally determining the detonation pressure, etc., of explosives. The detonation pressure of several sizes of PBX 9404 charges was determined using the aquarium technique. Pressure data (from the larger shots) were generally in good agreement with the quoted values for PBX 9404 in these geometries. The small unconfined charge pressure values were consistently about 6% below the accepted 375 kbar value. Experimental shock velocity and computed pressure data are reported.
Date: December 31, 1969
Creator: Rigdon, J.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Formulation facility. Quarterly report, April--June, 1969

Description: Two 250-pound batches of LX-09 were made for BAECP for special studies. Twenty Micronizer runs were made to ascertain the effects of various fluids and wetting gents upon the stability of high surface area PETN and to establish the limits within which repeatability can be expected. One sample, after being treated with the wetting agent dodecyl sodium sulfate, stabilized at 7,400 cm{sup 2}/gm after the 300-hour bake at 100 C. A study was begun to determine the effects of deaeration upon the rheological and firing properties of Extex. Rheological data indicate that deaeration has little effect on extrudability. Firing data are currently being obtained.
Date: December 31, 1969
Creator: Osborn, A. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Year in Review]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: December 31, 1969
Duration: 14 minutes
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Agnew]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: December 31, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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