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Reaction of Fluorine With Carbon as a Means of Fluorine Disposal

Description: Memorandum presenting an experimental investigation showing that amorphous carbon, such as wood charcoal, is readily applicable to fluorine disposal by a specified chemical reaction. Fluorine and fluorine-oxygen and fluorine-nitrogen mixtures containing as little as 6.5 percent fluorine reacted spontaneously with fresh dry charcoal.
Date: July 18, 1957
Creator: Schmidt, Harold W.
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Compatibility of Metals with Liquid Fluorine at High Pressures and Flow Velocities

Description: Report presenting testing of specimens of various metals in selected geometric configurations exposed to liquid fluorine under controlled conditions of flow and pressure. None of the samples eroded, decomposed, or exhibited any measurable physical or chemical changes.
Date: April 17, 1958
Creator: Schmidt, Harold W.
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Analysis of fluorine addition to the vanguard first stage

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents data pertinent to the problem of boosting rocket performance by adding up to 30 percent liquid fluorine to the liquid oxygen of an existing oxygen-hydrocarbon rocket engine."
Date: January 24, 1957
Creator: Tomazic, William A.; Schmidt, Harold W. & Tischler, Adelbert O.
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