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Reconciliation Report

Description: Reconciliation report with an ending account balance of $2,398.57 reconciled for the period ending on November 29, 2002.
Date: December 11, 2002
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Characterization of Vadose Zone Sediment: Borehole C3103 Located in the 216-B-7A Crib Near the B Tank Farm

Description: This report summarizes data collected from samples in borehole C3103. Borehole C3103 was completed to further characterize the nature and extent of vadose zone contaminants supplied by intentional liquid discharges into the crib 216-B7A/7B between 1954 and 1967. These cribs received dilute waste streams from the bismuth phosphate fuel reprocessing program in the 1950's and decontamination waste in the 1960's. Elevated concentrations of several constituents were primarily measured at different d… more
Date: December 1, 2002
Creator: Lindenmeier, Clark W.; Serne, R JEFFREY.; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Last, George V.; Lanigan, David C.; Lindberg, Michael J. et al.
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Effects of Globally Waste-Disturbing Activities on Gas Generation, Retention, and Release in Hanford Waste Tanks

Description: Various operations are authorized in Hanford single- and double-shell tanks that disturb all or a large fraction of the waste. These globally waste-disturbing activities have the potential to release a large fraction of the retained flammable gas and to affect future gas generation, retention, and release behavior. This report presents analyses of the expected flammable gas release mechanisms and the potential release rates and volumes resulting from these activities. The background of the flam… more
Date: December 18, 2002
Creator: Stewart, Charles W.; Huckaby, James L. & Meyer, Perry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Engineering Study for Materials Open Test Assembly (MOTA)/Shielded Materials Facility (SMF) Waste Removal

Description: This engineering study identifies the options for removal of radioactive waste from the Shielded Materials Facility (SMF) located within the 324 Building, 300 area, of the Hanford Site.
Date: December 1, 2002
Creator: Bailey, Sharon A.; Alzheimer, James M.; Baker, Carl P.; Catalan, Michael A. & Valdez, Patrick L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operations and Maintenance Best Practices--A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency

Description: This guide is designed to serve as a source for O&M management and technical staff. It does not try to represent the universe of O&M related material. Rather, it attempts to: (1) provide needed background information on why O&M is important and the potential for savings from good O&M, (2) define the major O&M program types and provide guidance on the structure of a good O&M program, (3) provide information on state-of-the-art maintenance technologies and procedures for k… more
Date: December 31, 2002
Creator: Sullivan, Gregory P.; Pugh, Ray & Melendez, Aldo P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Characterization of Vadose Zone Sediment: Borehole 299-E33-46 Near Tank B-110 in the B-BX-BY Waste Management Area.

Description: This report presents vadose sediment characterization data that improves understanding of the nature and extent of past releases in the B tank farm. A vertical borehole, located approximately 15 ft (5 m) from the northeast edge of single-shell tank 241-B-110 was drilled to a total depth of 264.4 ft bgs, the groundwater table was encountered at 255.8 ft bgs. During drilling, a total of 3 two-ft long, 4-inch diameter split-spoon core samples were collected between 10 and 254 ft bgs-an average of … more
Date: December 15, 2002
Creator: Serne, R. Jeffrey; Bjornstad, Bruce N.; Gee, Glendon W.; Schaef, Herbert T.; Lanigan, David C.; Mccain, Richard G. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sorptive Polymers and Photopatterned Films for Gas Phase Chemical Microsensors and Arrays

Description: Chemical sensors using interactive sorptive materials typically involve a ''two-step'' response mechanism. While the sorptive material collects and concentrates gas phase molecules, the device on which it has been applied transduces the presence of these sorbed molecules into an analytical signal. Usually, the sorptive material is a thin film and the device is a microfabricated structure, although other configurations exist. The film of a sorptive material is often referred to as the ''selectiv… more
Date: December 10, 2002
Creator: Grate, Jay W. & Nelson, D A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ultrasonic Examination of Double-Shell Tank 241-AN-105 Examination Completed September 2002

Description: COGEMA Engineering Corporation (COGEMA), under a contract from CH2M Hill Hanford Group (CH2M Hill), has performed an ultrasonic examination of selected portions of Double-Shell Tank 241-AN-105. The purpose of this examination was to provide information that could be used to evaluate the integrity of the wall of the primary tank. The requirements for the ultrasonic examination of Tank 241-AN-105 were to detect, characterize (identify, size, and locate), and record measurements made of any wall t… more
Date: December 31, 2002
Creator: Pardini, Allan F. & Posakony, Gerald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Phase I Source Investigation, Heckathorn Superfund Site, Richmond, California

Description: This report represents Phase I of a multi-phase approach to a source investigation of DDT at the Heckathorn Superfund Site, Richmond, California, the former site of a pesticide packaging plant, and the adjacent waterway, the Lauritzen Channel. Potential identified sources of contamination were from sloughed material from undredged areas (such as side banks) and from outfall pipes. Objectives of Phase I included the (1) evaluation of pesticide concentrations associated with discharge from outfal… more
Date: December 18, 2002
Creator: Kohn, Nancy P. & Evans, Nathan R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Microstructural Origins of Dynamic Fracture in Ductile Metals

Description: From the formation of microscopic cracks in the fuel pipe liner of the space shuttle to the safety of roadway bridges, the fracture of materials has enormous implications throughout our society. The ability to assess and design safe engineering structures requires a detailed knowledge of this failure process. The fracture process depends on both the loading history and the detailed microscopic structure (microstructure) of the material. Weak points, such as inclusions and grain boundary junctio… more
Date: December 16, 2002
Creator: Becker, R; Belak, J & Campbell, G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Shear Localization and Fracture in Shocked Metals

Description: Metals are used in structural engineering applications because they can yield and deform before they break. However, under certain conditions of dynamic loading, metals can fail prematurely. This behavior is often associated with shear localization phenomena, with a shear band acting as a precursor to crack formation. These phenomena have been observed in metals for some time, however modeling this behavior in a continuum simulation code has met with very limited success. We are pursuing a seri… more
Date: December 16, 2002
Creator: Becker, R; Belak, J & Campbell, G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Biological and Chemical Security

Description: The LLNL Chemical & Biological National Security Program (CBNP) provides science, technology and integrated systems for chemical and biological security. Our approach is to develop and field advanced strategies that dramatically improve the nation's capabilities to prevent, prepare for, detect, and respond to terrorist use of chemical or biological weapons. Recent events show the importance of civilian defense against terrorism. The 1995 nerve gas attack in Tokyo's subway served to catalyze and… more
Date: December 19, 2002
Creator: Fitch, P J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Novel Concepts for Damage-Resistant Alloys in Next Generation Nuclear Power Systems - Final Report , Project 99-0280

Description: The discovery of a damage-resistant alloy based on Hf solute additions to a low-carbon 316SS is the highlight of the Phase II research. This damage resistance is supported by characterization of radiation-induced microstructures and microchemistries along with measurements of environmental cracking. The addition of Hf to a low-carbon 316SS reduced the detrimental impact of radiation by changing the distribution of Hf. Pt additions reduced the impact of radiation on grain boundary segregation bu… more
Date: December 27, 2002
Creator: Bruemmer, Stephen M.; Simonen, Edward P.; Gan, Jian; Garner, Francis A.; Gelles, David S.; Edwards, Danny J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Results of Detailed Hydrologic Characterization Tests - Fiscal Year 2001

Description: This report provides the results of detailed hydrologic characterization tests conducted within newly constructed Hanford Site wells during fiscal year 2001. Results obtained from these tests provide hydrologic information that supports the needs of RCRA waste management area characterization and sitewide groundwater monitoring and modeling programs.
Date: December 3, 2002
Creator: Spane, Frank A.; Thorne, Paul D. & Newcomer, Darrell R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Modeling and Characterization of Recompressed Damaged Materials

Description: Ductile metals subjected to shock loading can develop internal damage through nucleation growth and coalescence of voids. The extent of damage can range from a well-defined spall plane induced by light shocks to more widespread damage caused by strong shocks. Because damage materials are often part of a dynamic system, significant additional deformation can occur in extensively damaged materials. To represent material behavior in simulation codes for stockpile stewardship calculations, both the… more
Date: December 16, 2002
Creator: Becker, R; Belak, J & Campbell, G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Characterization of Vadose Zone Sediment: Borehole 299-E33-45 Near BX-102 in the B-BX-BY Waste Management Area

Description: The goal of the Tank Farm Vadose Zone Project is to define risks from past and future single-shell tank farm activities. This report contains all the geologic, geochemical, and selected physical characterization data collected on vadose zone sediment recovered from a borehole installed northeast of tank BX-102 (borehole 299-E33-45). This report also presents data on the sediment lithologies, the vertical extent of contamination, their migration potential, and the source of the contamination in … more
Date: December 15, 2002
Creator: Serne, R. Jeffrey; Last, George V.; Gee, Glendon W.; Schaef, Herbert T.; Lanigan, David C.; Lindenmeier, Clark W. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geochemical Factors Affecting the Behavior of Antimony, Cobalt, Europium, Technetium, and Uranium in Vadose Zone Sediments

Description: In developing the Field Investigation Report (FIR) for the Waste Management Area (WMA) S-SX at the Hanford Site, cesium-137 was the only gamma emitting radionuclide of concern (Knepp 2002). However, in WMA B-BX-BY, the spectral gamma logging data identify seven gamma emitting radionuclides, cesium-137, antimony-125, europium-152 and -154, cobalt-60, uranium-235 and -238 (DOE-GJPO 1998). The geochemical behaviors of several of these radionuclides, antimony-125 and the two europium isotopes, have… more
Date: December 15, 2002
Creator: Krupka, Kenneth M. & Serne, R. Jeffrey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of PFP Furnace Systems for Thermal Stabilization of Washed High Chloride Plutonium Oxide Items

Description: High chloride content plutonium (HCP) oxides are impure plutonium oxide scrap which contains NaCl, KCl, MgCl2 and/or CaCl2 salts at potentially high concentrations and must be stabilized at 950 C per the DOE Standard, DOE-STD-3013-2000. The chlorides pose challenges to stabilization because volatile chloride salts and decomposition products can corrode furnace heating elements and downstream ventilation components. A high-temperature furnace (same make and model as used at the RMC at Plutonium … more
Date: December 17, 2002
Creator: Fischer, Christopher M.; Elmore, Monte R.; Schmidt, Andrew J.; Gerber, Mark A.; Muzatko, Danielle S.; Gano, Susan R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Report: Deconvolution of Adaptive Optics Images of Titan, Neptune, and Uranus

Description: This project involved images of Titan, Neptune, and Uranus obtained using the 10-meter W.M. Keck II Telescope and its adaptive optics system. An adaptive optics system corrects for turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere by sampling the wavefront and applying a correction based on the distortion measured for a known source within the same isoplanatic patch as the science target (for example, a point source such as a star). Adaptive optics can achieve a 10-fold increase in resolution over that obta… more
Date: December 20, 2002
Creator: Gibbard, S & Marchis, F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimating Field-Scale Hydraulic Parameters of Heterogeneous Soils Using A Combination of Parameter Scaling and Inverse Methods

Description: As the Hanford Site transitions into remediation of contaminated soil waste sites and tank farm closure, more information is needed about the transport of contaminants as they move through the vadose zone to the underlying water table. The hydraulic properties must be characterized for accurate simulation of flow and transport. This characterization includes the determination of soil texture types, their three-dimensional distribution, and the parameterization of each soil texture. This documen… more
Date: December 10, 2002
Creator: Zhang, Z. F.; Ward, Andy L. & Gee, Glendon W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Projected Response of Typical Detonators to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Environments

Description: The purpose of this discussion is to indicate the threshold values for low-order detonator response by using first principles applied to pin-to-pin configurations and associated limits in pin-to-case scenarios. In addition an attempt to define the electrical environment by first principles is shown to be inadequate and indicates the need to define the electrical insult by reasonable standards. A comparison of two accepted electrical models and a combination of the extreme reported levels from b… more
Date: December 20, 2002
Creator: Wilson, M. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electroabsorption and Transport Measurements and Modeling Research in Amorphous Silicon Based Solar Cells: Final Technical Report, 24 March 1998--15 August 2002

Description: The contributions of this research project to amorphous silicon solar cells are in the following areas: (1) Improved understanding of the open-circuit voltage; (2) Improved knowledge of the built-in potential; (3) Variations in hole drift-mobilities for differing forms of a-Si:H; (4) Infrared spectroscopy of interfaces in a-Si:H cells; (5) Polymer p-layers; and (6) Hydrogen-based models for defects and metastability.
Date: December 1, 2002
Creator: Schiff, E. A.; Middya, A. R.; Lyou, J.; Kopidakis, N.; Rane, S.; Rao, P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plutonium Decontamination of Uranium using CO2 Cleaning

Description: A concern of the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) and Defense Programs (DP), and of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is the disposition of thousands of legacy and recently generated plutonium (Pu)-contaminated, highly enriched uranium (HEU) parts. These parts take up needed vault space. This presents a serious problem for LLNL, as site limit could result in the stoppage of future weapons work. The Office of … more
Date: December 1, 2002
Creator: Blau, M
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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