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The Quantitative Techniques of Scintillation Spectrometry as Applied to the Calibration of Standard Sources

Description: Report presenting "the determination of absolute gamma emission rates for monoenergetic gamma emitters using a single-channel scintillation spectrometer. Examples are given for Cr⁵¹, Cs¹³⁷, Nb⁹⁵, and Zn⁶⁵. Sources of error are discussed and steps being taken to improve the accuracy of the method are described" (p. 1).
Date: April 25, 1955
Creator: Heath, R. L. & Schroeder, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radiation Damage in Boron Carbide

Description: From introduction: "Report describing the study of radiation damage in boron carbide with an integrated thermal neutron flux of 3x10^20 neutrons/cm² in the Materials Testing Reactor (MTR)."
Date: August 18, 1953
Creator: Tucker, Charles W., Jr. & Senio, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U-233 Power-Breeder Reactor: Reactor Design and Feasibility Problem

Description: Report containing information regarding several designs of breeder reactors that utilizes the circulation of solid particles consisting of a fuel-moderator mixture, from the core to a separate heat exchanger vessel from which the solids flow freely to and through the core by gravity" (p. 13). Appendix begins on page 117.
Date: January 1954
Creator: Halik, R. R.; Beckberger, L. H.; Haibeck, J. M.; Mealia, J. E.; Northrop, W. A.; Rees, D. R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Progress Report on Loading of Titanium with Deuterium

Description: Report issued by the University of California Radiation Laboratory discussing an experiment in which a system was designed and built to load titanium with deuterium gas of a high purity. It discusses the results and the parameters affecting the amounts and purity of the absorbed gas.
Date: May 5, 1955
Creator: Ruff, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surface Motions from a Series of Underground Nuclear Tests

Description: Abstract: Ground effects resulting from Blanca, Logan, Evans, Tamalpais and Mars events of HARDTACK Phase II underground explosions were measured by strong-motion and teleseismic seismographs out to distances of nearly 100 miles.
Date: August 10, 1959
Creator: Carder, D. S.; Cloud, W. K.; Pearce, T. H. & Murphy, L. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Scintillation Spectrometer for Routine Use

Description: From abstract: An automatic gamma-ray spectrometer for routine assays in radiochemical investigations has been constructed. Circuits are described for the automatic control of the pulse analyzer bias and automatic recording of the counting data. Typical gamma-ray spectra are shown as an indication of the perfomance obtained.
Date: 1952
Creator: O'Kelley, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separation of Zirconium & Hafnium : Proposal for Construction & Operation of Zirconium Production Plant

Description: Abstract: A re-evaluation of the cost of producing essentially hafnium free zirconium as zirconium oxide at a rate of 150,000-200,000 pounds zirconium per year by solvent extraction of the metal thiocyanates in a permanent plant has been made. Using part of the present temporary facilities, the cost, with five year amortization of the plant, will be $3.15 per pound zirconium. A by-product of the mixed oxides of hafnium and zirconium, having at least fifty percent hafnium and perhaps as high as ninety percent hafnium, can be made available with little additional cost.
Date: November 17, 1955
Creator: Googin, J. M. & Strasser, G. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Zirconium-Hafnium Separation : Mixer-Settler Studies : Final Report

Description: Abstract: Use of the mixer-settler apparatus as a rapid means of determining improved conditions for plant operation is described including the experimental details. The preparation of highly purified samples of both zirconium oxide and hafnium oxide is discussed. (This document is concerned almost entirely with explorations of small scale continuous systems. Another document dealing with this general problem using small scale batch operations is being published simultaneously. It should prove of advantage to the reader to study this companion report, Document Y-611, by Barton, Overholser, and Grimes, to obtain a complete picture of the available information.).
Date: November 17, 1955
Creator: Waldrop, F. B.; Ward, W. T. & Leaders, W. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of The Texas Company Airborne Radioactivity Survey at Blanding, Utah

Description: Purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to present an analysis and evaluation of the airborne radioactivity survey of the Blanding, Utah district conducted by The Texas Company on behalf of the Atomic energy Commission. Within the scope of the report, only the results of the airborne survey and the data used in its evaluation are presented. No attempt is made to discuss the details of the survey or of the drilling program conducted in the area. A separate report by P. 1. Melanoon, on the drilling program is in preparation.
Date: April 25, 1952
Creator: Rosenzweig, Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Evaluation of the Calder Hall Type of Nuclear Power Plant

Description: Abstract: Presented herein is the preliminary design of a natural uranium, graphite moderated, CO2-cooled reactor and power plant similar to, but larger than, the British Calder Hall plant, with a net electrical output of 130 MWE.
Date: January 18, 1957
Creator: Banks, William F.; Schneider, G. A.; Morgan, William T. & Ash, E. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polonium

Description: From foreword: This is a report on the efforts of Monsanto Chemical Co. to solve some of the chemical problems involved in the atomic energy program.
Date: July 1956
Creator: Moyer, Harvey Vernon; Gnagey, Lloyd B. & Rogers, Adrian J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department