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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending December 10, 1955

Description: This quarterly progress report of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project at ORNL records the technical progress of the research on circulating-fuel reactors and other ANP research at the Laboratory under its Contract W-7405-eng-26. The report is divided into three major parts: I. Reactor Theory, Component Development, and Construction, II. Materials Research, and III. Shielding Research. The ANP Project is comprised of about 530 technical and scientific personnel engaged in many phases of research directed forward the achievement of nuclear propulsion of aircraft. A considerable portion of this research is performed in support of the work of other organizations participating in the national ANP effort. However, the bulk of the ANP research at ORNL is directed toward the development of a circulating-fuel type of reactor. The design, construction, and operation of the Aircraft Reactor Test (ART), with the cooperation of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division, are the specific objectives of the project. The ART is to be a power plant system that will include a 60-Mv circulating-fuel reflector-moderated reactor and adequate means for heat disposal. Operation of the system will be for the purpose of determining the feasibility, and the problems associated with the design, construction, and operation, of a high-power, circulating-fuel, reflector-moderated aircraft reactor system.
Date: March 12, 1956
Creator: Jordan, W. H.; Cremer, S. J.; Miller, A. J. & Savelainen, A. W.
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Laboratory Development of the Thorex Process

Description: Changes made in the Thorex process flowsheet were a decrease in the extraction column acidity to decrease thorium losses and the addition of a second thorium solvent-extraction cycle to provide the increased decontamination required when thorium irradiated to 2000-4000 g of U233 per ton is processed. Bonded slugs could not be dissolved by the Thorex flowsheet procedure. Various laboratory scale studies on feed preparation, first-cycle variables, and radiation damage to the solvent are reported.
Date: June 12, 1956
Creator: Wischow, R. P. & Mansfield, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Biology Progress Report for Period Ending August 15, 1955

Description: Progress report of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biology Division providing updates on various projects, experiments, and other work. This report includes a summary of scholarly output from the division and departmental activities in: cytology and genetics, microbial protection and recovery, mammalian recovery, mammalian genetics and development, pathology and physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, enzymology and photosynthesis, plant biochemistry, general physiology, and biophysics.
Date: December 12, 1955
Creator: Hollaender, Alexander; Carson, Stanley F. & Sleughter, E. J.
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Dissolution of Metals in Fused Fluorides

Description: In scouting tests, a number of metals used in nuclear reactor fuel elements were dissolved by 44.5-48.5-7.0 mole % ZrF4-KF-NaF fused salt at 675°C through which HF was being passed. These included type 304 stainless steel at 4 mils/hr; type 347Nb stainless steel at 7 mils/hr; thorium at 14 mils/hr; nonirradiated uranium at 17 mils/hr; zirconium at 22-35 mils/hr; titanium at 31 mils/hr; and Zircaloy-2 at 22-46 mils/hr. Only small amounts of volatile fission products formed when irradiated uranium was dissolved. Variables that appear to affect the dissolution rate are the composition of the fused fluoride, the fused fluoride temperature, the HF flow rate, the metallurgical characteristics of the material being dissolved, and the presence of other metals. The low dissolution rate of 0.001 mil/hr observed for nickel suggests that it may be suitable as a material of construction for reaction vessels.
Date: October 12, 1953
Creator: Leuze, R. E.; Cathers, G. I. & Schilling, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Solid State Division Semiannual Progress Report For Period Ending February 28, 1955

Description: This semiannual progress report and future reports will be published as two documents to permit a wider distribution of the unclassified material. The report numbers are assigned in sequence so that the two reports will fall together when filed by report number.
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Billington, D. S. & Crawford, J. H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uniformity Of Output From A Low-Amplitude Plane-Wave Nitroguanidine Explosive System

Description: In the Plowshare Program many calculations of the effects of underground explosions are made. Usually these are done on high-speed digital computers. The effects are calculated for ranges up to hundreds of meters from the explosion; at these ranges pressures become less than one kilobar. In order to make these calculations, information about the properties of the materials involved is required. Benedick [13] has developed a low-pressure, plane-wave lens using nitroguanidine. It was decided to use a similar lens in the Plowshare Program. A number of lenses were built using Benedick's technique. This report is of a study of simultaneity and pressure uniformity of these lenses, with some attempts at development of a reflection pressure vs particle velocity curve for them.
Date: May 12, 1964
Creator: Hearst, Joseph R. & Geesaman, L. B.
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Radioactivity Induced in Commercial Materials

Description: Six structural materials (aluminum 2S, aluminum 72S, copper, iron, steel, lead and bismuth) were irradiated for about 100 kilowatt hours in the center of the Argonne pile. The alpha and gamma decays were then followed for 130 days on Geiger counters and are presented here graphically as number of rays per minute per gram per kilowatt hour vs. time of decay. A quantitative interpretation of the gamma-ray decay curves gave fair agreement with the chemical analysis of impurities found in the materials.
Date: February 12, 1944
Creator: Seren, Leo, 1918-; Sturm, W.; Moyer, W.; Miller, G. & Jordan, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis for Oxide in Thorium Metal

Description: Abstract. to estimate the oxygen picked up by thorium in casting a rapid method of running the acid insoluble content was developed. the quickest procedure consists of reacting with mixed acids, fuming with perchloric and filtration to separate the "free" thorium from the "combined". The precipitate is ignited and weighed as thorium dioxide.
Date: May 12, 1945
Creator: Ayers, A. S.
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[TXSSAR Officer Reports: October 12 - 14, 2018]

Description: Officer Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution October 12 - 14, 2018 Board of Managers meeting.
Date: 2018-10-12/2018-10-14
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TXSSAR Committee Reports: October 12 -14, 2018]

Description: Committee Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution October 12 - 14, 2018 Board of Managers meeting.
Date: 2018-10-12/2018-10-14
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[TXSSAR Officer Reports: October 12 - 13, 2013]

Description: Officer Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, compiled October 12 - 13, 2013.
Date: 2013-10-12/2013-10-13
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
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Final Report for Third Year of Project and Project Proposal for Fourth Year

Description: A document presented to the Getty Center for Education in the Arts by the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA). The document includes a project report for November 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993 and a proposal for July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1994. Seventeen appendices are attached.
Date: April 12, 1993
Creator: North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Analysis of submarginal ore, Fawn Springs area, Bull Canyon District, San Miguel and Montrose Counties, Colorado

Description: During a compilation of ore reserves at Bull Canyon, it was apparent from the grade of submarginal mineralization that this material might be a low-grade reserve of importance. Mr. Lewis Hazen requested a memorandum of the results of the analysis; this memorandum is a response to that request.
Date: June 12, 1953
Creator: Garbrecht, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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