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Kinematics of the Relativistic Two-Body Problem

Description: Abstract: "The kinematics of elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, and the two body reaction problem is developed in the relativistic limit and exact expressions obtained for the energies, angles, and solid-angle transformations involved. The results are specialized for zero rest mass of one or more of the particles involved. An outline for the coding of the problem on the I.B.M. Electronic Data Processing Machine, Type 701 is presented."
Date: August 1955
Creator: Blumberg, Leroy & Schlesinger, Stewart I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Survey of Los Alamos and Pueblo Canyon for Radioactive Contamination and Radio Assay Tests Run on Sewer-Water Samples and Water and Soil Samples Taken From Los Alamos and Pueblo Canyons

Description: "Report of the Survey of Los Alamos and Pueblo Canyon for radioactive contamination and radioassay tests run on sewer water samples and water and soil samples taken from Los Alamos and Pueblo Canyons." The objective of this report was to determine the extent and sources of radioactive contamination in the areas studied.
Date: February 20, 1947
Creator: Kingsley, William H.; Fox, Alvin; Tribby, J. F. & Doner, Elmer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fabrication of Uranium Wire

Description: From abstract: "The present report describes experimental work performed to establish a procedure for the production of uranium metal wire. In all cases, the size of the initial rod was 1/2 inch diameter. Three materials were used: hot extruded tuballoy rod, high purity cast tuballoy rod, and cast U-235 rod."
Date: October 25, 1949
Creator: Anderson, R. E.; Taub, J. M. & Doll, D. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fall-Out Studies with a Laboratory Controlled Model

Description: From abstract: "To seek information for a better understanding of the phenomena involved in fall-out, a fireball effect was simulated in a small closed room by subjecting various materials to a high-current (~360 amp.) are produced between graphite electrodes, and anode being impregnated with radioactive materials. The time duration of the arc, power dissipated, and distance from the samples were controlled. The radioactivity which remained airborne, that which settled out onto the floor and its distribution, and that deposited on the test material was measured, and percentages of the total measured activity were determined."
Date: August 1955
Creator: Kalil, Ford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bibliography : Impact Testing of Materials

Description: The bibliography provided investigates the following sources: Chemical Abstracts 1947-1950., Metallurgical Abstracts Vols. 1-18., ASM Review of Metals Literature Vols. 1-6., J. Institute of Metals Vols. 78-80 (No. 7)., Physics Abstracts 1937-1950.
Date: June 8, 1952
Creator: Fick, Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat Treatment and Machinability of Beryllium Rod

Description: Purpose: "The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether or not the machinability of extruded beryllium rod could be improved by appropriate heat treatment. It was thought that this could be accomplished in the extruded Be rod by recrystallization without further growth of these grains. This should impart a certain degree of ductility to the metal. The investigations was divided into two parts: Part I - Heat Treatment of Beryllium Rod; Part II - Machinability of Beryllium Rod."
Date: February 19, 1946
Creator: Norhaft, P. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Wind Variability of Fall-Out Patterns

Description: The following report investigates part of the variability of the computed fall-out intensity patterns due to the variability of the winds, on the basis of winds from four Pacific shot days. An extreme case from Operation Sandstone is also considered.
Date: March 1956
Creator: Sherman, Leon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fraunhofer Diffraction Pattern Produced by a Slit of Varying Width and its Application to High Speed Cameras

Description: Abstract: "A theoretical and experimental investigation is made of the diffraction pattern produced by a slit, whose aperture varies uniformly from a constant value A to zero. The results of this investigation are applied to a proposed high speed camera. It is shown that diffraction effects are very serious and cannot be neglected. It seems, unless the suggested design of this high speed camera is changed, the camera will be of little use for accurate measurements, and photographs will show too much blue to give details."
Date: November 11, 1947
Creator: Geiger, F. E. & Brixner, Berlyn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Simple Critical Mass Calculations

Description: Abstract: "This report gives (1) a simple empirical equation which should yield critical mass values of homogeneous, partially moderated, unreflected spherical assemblies with an accuracy of a factor two, and (2) critical mass estimates obtained from from (1) for Oy-C-H and Oy-W-CH2 systems."
Date: October 1955
Creator: Hansen, Gordon Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimated Upper Bounds to the Half-Life of Thermal Decomposition of Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methane, and Propane

Description: An estimate was made of the upper bound for the half-time of dissociation at 100 atm for ammonia, methane, and propane at 2500 deg K and hydrogen at 5000 deg K. In each case a unimolecular reactron in the homogeneous gas phase was chosen as most suitable for this purpose. Slater's theory has been used to estimate the necessary frequency factors. The upper bounds to the half- time for dissociation range from 3 x 10⁻⁷ to 6 x 10⁻⁶ sec. Extrapolation of decomposition rate data obtained at --1000 deg C and 1 atm pressure gives smaller values for the half-time of dissociation.
Date: August 1955
Creator: Herschbach, Dudley R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separation of Small Amounts of Scandium From Uranium

Description: Abstract: A method for separating small amounts of scandium (1 to 10 mg.) from a gram of uranium depends upon formation of insoluble uranium peroxide while the scandium in solution is complexed with ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid. The precipitated peroxide carries down less than 30 p.p.m. of scandium. Uranium left in solution, less than one milligram in amount, does not interfere when the scandium is precipitated as ammonium scandium tartrate and determined gravimetrically by ignition of the tartrate to the oxide.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Bergstresser, Karl S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Tests on Hand Stacking of U-235 Cubes

Description: From abstract: "Critical assembly tests have been made on the Pajarito Universal Machine to determine the safety limits of handstacking cubes of 95% U-235 in spherical geometries preparatory to making critical assemblies of U-235 in an "infinite" tuballoy tamper. The U-235 cubes were stacked as pseudospheres in a cavity at the top of a tuballoy block 12" high and 8" on a side, and the assembly tamped by locating it inside a doughnut shaped water tank whose tamping effect is equivalent to the tamping caused by personnel necessary for hand stacking."
Date: October 11, 1948
Creator: Josephson, V.; Young, D. S. & Dike, R. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Methyl Methacrylate Casting Resin

Description: Abstract: "This report describes work done to improve the casting characteristics of methyl methacrylete resin under CMR-6-18 authorization. The experimental program was initiated with the objectives of decreasing casting time, bubble formation and shrinkage. It has been found that by use of a common solvent for monomer and polymer concentration in monomer can be attained greater than any previously reported in preparation of a methacrylate casting resign. Incorporation of this greater amount of polymer has produced the desired effects. A bibliography of relevant literature is included to which reference is made in the text."
Date: January 8, 1948
Creator: Church, J. S. & Tyler, H. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Influence of Gamma Irradiation on RG 8/U Cable

Description: Abstract: "Static measurements have been made of the currents produced by Co-60 gamma irradiation of solid dielectric RG 8/U cable. Sensitivity curves are presented as a function of the magnitude and polarity of the collection voltage to 90 volts. It is shown that the current is due to a polarity- and voltage-sensitive ionization component and to a polarity- and voltage-insensitive component attributed to the Compton process. The total cable sensitivity at -90 volts, with saturation not achieved, was (11 +/- 1) x 10-(-12) coulomb per roentgen-meter of cable, or 0.08 percent of what one would expect from ionization in an air dielectric cable of this volume."
Date: November 1955
Creator: Kloepper, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Method for Rolling Uranium Foil

Description: "This report gives briefly a rather simple method for fabricating foils from uranium buttons. Two log sheets one of a U-238 run and one of a U-255 run are given."
Date: October 21, 1947
Creator: Bernard, George L., (Jr.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of Hydrogen in Lithium Hydride

Description: Abstract: "A method for determining hydrogen in lithium hydride by heating samples with lead at 600 C, was developed. The hydrogen evolved during thermal decomposition of the hydride is purified and oxidized to water with cupric oxide at 400 C. The analysis is completed by collecting and weighing this water. Success in development of the analytical procedure has depended upon a careful design and assembly of equipment for handling samples in a dry, inert atmosphere. For seven pure hydride samples analyzed by the recommended method the estimates of the standard deviation varied between 0.12 and 0.41 percent lithium hydride (or 1.3 and 4.2 parts per thousand) for 8 to 18 determinations on each sample. The procedure is relatively insensitive to variations in certain conditions. For single-piece samples weighing 0.2 to 0.5 gram it was found to be more satisfactory than a method which uses mercury in place of lead for sample decomposition. For powdered lithium hydride samples the lead and mercury methods are equally satisfactory."
Date: May 1954
Creator: Bergstresser, K. S. & Waterbury, Glenn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Temperature and Reactivity Changes in Operation of the Los Alamos Plutonium Reactor

Description: The operation of the Fast Reactor is considered in terms of normal equilibrium conditions and normal shut-down. The proposed loading, control rod adjustment and subsequent "floating" operation are discussed. Safety devices and interlocks are described. Temperature and reactivity changes are examined with respect to various system failures, phase changes, and "flashing" of the reactor. Slow changes due to faulty slug cooling are also considered. The calculations were initially based upon 10 kw operation. Performance tests of the mercury system now indicate that 20-kw operation may be feasible.
Date: May 28, 1948
Creator: Hall, David B. & Hall, Jane H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process Development of 2,2-Dinitropropyl Acrylate

Description: Abstract: Developmental production of approximately 500 pounds of 2,2-dinitropropanol and 250 pounds of 2,2-dinitropropyl acrylate was carried out in a 50-gallon capacity stainless-steel reactor system. The intermediate alcohol was produced in a yield of 73%. The ester was made with a yield of 78%. Cost studies show that the manufacturing cost for DNPA monomer should approximate $2.70 per pound on a production basis of 30,000 pounds, with an indicated plant cost of $4.60 per pound for the polymeric form.
Date: October 1955
Creator: Benziger, T. M.; Rohwer, R. K. & Stein, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department