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Materials Testing Reactor-Engineering Test Reactor Technical Branches Quarterly Report: October 1 - December 31, 1963

Description: From summary: "Reactor fuel material consisting of U3Si particles embedded in an aluminum matrix have been examined with an electron microprobe to determine reaction between fuel particles and matrix. Partial reaction was observed with no observable tendency for the uranium or silicon to diffuse outward into the matrix.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Phillips Petroleum Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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In-Pile Test of Prototype ML-1 Fuel Elements

Description: Report documenting the testing of prototype fuel elements used in a mobile nuclear power plant. Includes descriptions and evaluations of the test.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Brunhouse, J. S.; Burgess, A. B.; Geering, G. T.; Nakazato, S. & Titus, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gamma-Ray Spectrometry of Neutron-Deficient Isotopes: Annual Progress Report, March 1964

Description: From abstract: "The objective of this program is to produce a set of pulse-height spectra representing the response of a standard gamma-ray scintillation spectrometer to radiations emitted in the decay of neutron-deficient nuclides."
Date: March 27, 1964
Creator: Heath, R. L. & Cline, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrology of Subsurface Waste Disposal, National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho : Annual Progress Report, 1963

Description: From introduction: "The present report indicates additional preliminary progress in the interpretation of the geology of the area on the basis of preliminary gravity and magnetic surveys and sketches the progress made in operational phases of the study of the hydrology of waste disposal."
Date: May 1964
Creator: Morris, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Television System Study for Accident Recovery : Phase I

Description: From abstract: "A previous study of equipment necessary for clean-up following a nuclear accident indicated a need for a portable television system capable of operating in hazardous environments during recovery operations. A system to accomplish this is described and justified in this study."
Date: April 1966
Creator: Talpis, N. A. & Burge, D. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EOCR Control Rod and Driver Fuel Hydraulic Tests

Description: Report discussing the results of experiments on an EOCR prototype control rod, control rod drive, and driver fuel assembly that were extensively tested in 500 deg F Santowax and 132 deg F water. These tests not only established the operating characteristics of these assemblies but also revealed a number of deficiencies in the various components. It includes descriptions of the control rod, control rod drive, and driver fuel assembly together with descriptions of their method of operation.
Date: October 19, 1962
Creator: Harrison, L. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Design of a Dynamic Corrosion and Chemical Control Test Loop and Preliminary Out-of-Pile Test Results

Description: From abstract: "This report describes the overall loop design and the means by which this design was developed. These include critical facility measurements, analog computer calculations, hydraulic and heat transfer computations, and the construction and operation of an out-of-pile mock-up loop to determine the dynamic characteristics of the loop."
Date: July 12, 1963
Creator: Zelezny, W. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fundamentals in the Operation of Nuclear Test Reactors: Volume 2, Materials Testing Reactor Design and Operation

Description: Second volume of reports on the operation of nuclear test reactors. It includes six chapters: engineering description fo the materials testing reactor, reactor control components and instrumentation, reactor control circuitry, reactor operation, reactor shutdown and tank work, and supplemental facilities at the materials testing reactor.
Date: October 1963
Creator: Phillips Petroleum Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Addendum to the Spert IV Hazards Summary Report: Capsule Driver Core

Description: From abstract: "explain all important features pertaining to a new pulsed irradiation reactor, the Capsule Driver, Core, and to analyze the potential problems and hazards of operating this reactor in the existing Spert IV facility."
Date: February 1965
Creator: Miller, R. W.; McCardell, Richard K. & Lagier, T. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SNAPTRAN 2/10A-3 destructive test results

Description: Report regarding a rapid water immersion test on a SNAP 10A/2 reactor core. It includes the radiological results of the tests and the reactor behavior that influenced these results.
Date: 1965
Creator: Brockett, George F.; Fletcher, R. D. (Robert Dearborn), 1917-; Dinneen, G. A.; Cordes, O. L. & Kessler, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Post-Test Physical, Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis of SNAPTRAN-3 Fuel

Description: The fuel element damage which occurred during the SNAPTRAN-3 Destructive Test of a Snap 10A/2 reactor is described. Chemical analysis of the fuel indicated that approximately 15% of the hydrogen was released and that the core flux was higher toward the center both radially and axially. Metallurgical analysis of the fuel determined the presence of the epsilon, delta, and gamma phases in the grain structure and evidence of a possible alpha or beta phase.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Fletcher, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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