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Analytical Chemistry Division Semiannual Progress Report for Period Ending April 20, 1954

Description: Progress report of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Analytical Chemistry Division providing updates on various projects, experiments, and other work in ionic analyses, analytical instrumentation, radiochemical analyses, activation analyses, spectrochemical analyses, inorganic preparations, optical and electron microscopy.
Date: July 5, 1956
Creator: Kelley, M. T.; Susano, C. D. & Raaen, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fabrication of Heat Exchangers and Radiators for High Temperature Reactor Applications

Description: Two 500-kw fused-fluoride-to-Nak heat exchangers, two 500-kw NaK-to-air radiators, and a 20-tube high-velocity heat exchanger were fabricated for a heat-exchanger development program. A construction procedure, utilizing both inert-arc-welding and high temperature dry-hydrogen brazing, was used successfully on all of the units. The tube-to-header joints were welded and back-brazed; the manifold joints were inert-arc-welded with full penetration; and the tube-to-fin joints were brazed. A detailed description of the fabrication of each type of component is discussed and a cost analysis of the 500-kw units is presented.
Date: July 5, 1955
Creator: Patriarca, P; Slaughter, G. M.; Manly, W. D.; Heestand, R. L.; Clausing, R. K.; Conner, O. K. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report For Period Ending June 10, 1955

Description: The development of the reactor layout is continuing. New features that have been incorporated because of stress, fluid flow, or fabricability considerations include an elliptical fuel expansion tank, a rounded dome to enclose the top of the reactor, a newly designed sodium pump impeller, and other related items. Recently completed heat exchanger tests yielded consistent data from which a series of heat exchangers is being designed. The most promising of these will be chosen for the ART.
Date: July 28, 1955
Creator: Jordan, W. H.; Cromer, S. J.; Strough, R. I.; Miller, A. J. & Savolainen, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homogenous Reactor Project Quarterly Progress Report For Period Ending April 30, 1955

Description: Part I. Experimental Reactors: The effect of prompt-neutron lifetime upon reactor safety was investigated for the HRT. It was found that for a given pressure rise the allowable rate of reactivity addition was relatively insensitive to the average prompt-neutron lifetime, although the rate de creased somewhat with decreasing lifetime for the higher pressure rises. With only source neutrons present and the reactor initially subcritical, the allowable rate was practically independent of the initial value of k£. For a core-pressure rise of 400 psi, the corresponding rate of reactivity addition was about 0.8% per second; for a pressure rise of 4000 psi, the rate was 2.5 to 3.0% per second. Part II. Thorium Breeder Reactor: An economic study of one-region thorium breeder reactors was completed. Where possible, the process characteristics and cost factors were the same as those used previously in studies of two-region-type reactors. The mini mum-cost reactor is about 12 ft in diameter, operating with 260 g of thorium per liter on a chemical processing cycle of about 450 days. The ratio of U232 to U233 produced is approximately 2 x 10~4 VIM in the minimum-cost one-region system, compared with 4 x 10 5 in the two-region system. The unit cost of power is 0.9 mill/kwhr higher than for the optimum two-region reactor if it is assumed that the fixed costs for both reactor types are equal and that each reactor delivers 125 Mw of electrical power.
Date: July 14, 1955
Creator: McDuffie, H. F. & Kelly, D. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diffusion of Ions in a Plasma Across a Magnetic Field

Description: A theoretical and experimental investigation of the coefficient for diffusion of ions across a magnetic field Is described. The resultant diffusion coefficient is found to vary inversely as the square of the magnetic field strength, in accord with the usual collison-diffusion theory. The magnitude of the coefficient is much larger (x700) than the coefficient predicted by the usual ambipolar diffusion theory. This discrepancy is resolved by showing that diffusion across a magnetic field is not ambipolar in character in most arc experiments. The final experimental and theoretical values are in good agreement, and it is unecessary to postulate any additional diffusion mechanisms, such as plasma oscillations.
Date: July 1955
Creator: Simon, Albert & Neidign, Rodger V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Determination of Plutonium and Uranium in Scrup Dissolver Solutions

Description: Methods for the determination of plutonium and uranium in highly radioactive scrup dissolver solutions have been developed. Plutonium was separated from the dissolver solutions by solvent-extraction and ion-exchange techniques and determined by potentiometric titration. Uranium was separated by ion exchange and determined by potentiometric titration. Solutions that were similar to the actual dissolver solutions and that contained known amounts of plutonium and uranium were analyzed by these methods. Evaluation of the data secured for the determination of plutonium and uranium by the methods given herein indicated that, within the limits of the precision of the methods, there was no bias. The precision of the data obtained for the determination of plutonium, expressed as the relative standard deviation, was better than 2% for plutonium in the concentration range of 0.27 to 0.64 mg/ml. The precision for uranium was estimated to be about 0.2% for uranium concentrations of 425 mg/ml. These methods and the data obtained by then are discussed in this report; the procedures are appended.
Date: July 14, 1955
Creator: Foster, R. W.; Cooper, J. H. & Raaen, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Solid State Division Semiannual Progress Report For Period Ending February 28, 1955

Description: This semiannual progress report and future reports will be published as two documents to permit a wider distribution of the unclassified material. The report numbers are assigned in sequence so that the two reports will fall together when filed by report number.
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Billington, D. S. & Crawford, J. H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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NURE Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Detail Survey of Portions of Northeast Washington, Final Report: Volume 2A. Mt. Leona-Nancy Creek, Washington Area

Description: Volume 2-A of reports that follow the study of rotary wing detailed high sensitivity radiometric and magnetic survey in portions of northeast Washington state. This volume presents the stacked profile data acquired over Mt. Leona-Nancy Creek, Washington.
Date: July 1981
Creator: Carson Helicopters, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence: Initial Report

Description: A brief report summarizing the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's activities, meetings, relationships with the U.S. Government, industry, and academia, early substantive assessments, commission staff, and next steps.
Date: July 31, 2019
Creator: National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Extrusion of Compound Tubes of Aluminum and B4C

Description: Various experimenters have shown (H.H. Gersman U.S. Patent 2,335,590, Nov. 30, 1943; Aluminum Co. of America, various technical papers; also CT-482) that when a billet is extruded by proper technique into a rod (or tube by a floating mandril) that flow of material is streamline and and the extruded article is essentially a space replica of the billet, with linearly distorted coordinates. Advantage is taken of this fact in the manufacture of alclad tubing in which a billet containing an inner core of one alloy with the outer part of another alloy cast around it is extruded together into an integral tube, e.g., to combine high corrosion resistance with high strength. The following experiments were carried out because of the desirability of obtaining a control rod which can be water cooled (or immersed in P9) and which contains boron. For some pile structures it may be desirable to have the major portion of the energy released by the neutron absorption of the control rod be spend in the rod itself by the nuclear reactions [formula] rather than in the surrounding media as is the case when absorption of neutrons is by cadmium according to the reaction [formula]. In the later case most of the energy appears as gamma rays so the heating effect cannot be localized to an easily cooled region. One possible objection to the use of boron (as in boron-steel and other alloys) is the possibility of building up high pressures when an appreciable fraction of it is converted to helium n a confined space. the present method provides channels for the diffusion of this gas away from the region where it is produced so that there is no danger of its cracking the material in which it is formed.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Creutz, E. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sealing of Holes in Aluminum Sheet by Oxidation

Description: Aluminum oxide occupies a larger volume than the aluminum it contains would fill as metal, consequently, the assumption has been made that holes in metallic aluminum would close by a sufficient amount of oxidation. Therefore, we were asked to investigate the rate of plug formation under conditions to be expected in the pile. For the latter we were requested to approach the pile conditions as nearly as we could by employing the Chicago cyclotron. It seems to us that the problem divides itself into two separate questions: (1) under what conditions may holes be expected to close? (2) if holes do close how much corrosion of uranium may be expected before the closure becomes impervious to water vapor? In this report only the first question is considered. The experiments and theory coupled with the data collected by other workers on the project definitely define the limits within which pores in the aluminum cans may be expected to close by an oxidation process. Under the most favorable conditions only small holes may be sealed in this manner. In the large majority of the cases the holes not only fail to close but become larger.
Date: July 15, 1944
Creator: Anderson, S. & Goldowski, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Behavior of Some Solid Materials Under Pile Operating Conditions

Description: Technical report abstract. The present state of knowledge concerning the effect of pile radiation on a variety of solid materials is reviewed. Radiation corrosion will not be a serious hazard for aluminum or stainless steel but it can be for iron or lead if either are exposed to water. Apart from corrosion the principal uncertainty is in regard to the Wigner effect on the behavior of metals. There is at present no ground for optimism regarding the behavior of tuballoy. The effect on aluminum or a bonding material while less severe must also be considered serious. The expectation in regard to graphite is that its behavior will not cause trouble during the first 100 days of operation although serious troubles will probably arise within two years of operation. Organic materials can be used safely only in regions of limited exposure.
Date: July 20, 1944
Creator: Burton, Milton, 1902- & Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Metallurgical Laboratory, Chemical Research - Radiation Chemistry, Report for the Month Ending June 30, 1944

Description: Technical report with short reports on (1) P-9 recovery from UO2F2 solution; (2) Correlation of theories on action of radiation on matter; (3) Literature surveys on organic compounds and on chemistry of UO2F2; (4) effect of radiation on organic compounds; and (5) Effect of radiation on 100 area construction materials.
Date: July 14, 1944
Creator: Hogness, T. R. (Thorfin Rusten), 1894- & Burton, Milton, 1902-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effect of Radiation on the Corrosion of Metals by Water

Description: Technical report. Long-time tests have been made on the effect of various types of radiation on the corrosion of 2S aluminum in simulated W water. In no case was any acceleration of corrosion by the radiation observed; the effect of radiation, if any, appeared to be a protective one. Deuteron irradiation did accelerate the corrosion of mild steel at low flow rates in hot water of pH 6 to 7, but no appreciable effect was observed with copper, stainless steel, or tuballoy. The general theory of the effect of radiation on corrosion is discussed, with the conclusion that no acceleration of corrosion by radiation is to be expected in most cases of practical interest.
Date: July 6, 1944
Creator: Allen, A. O. (Augustine O.); Bowman, M. C.; Goldowski, Nathalie; Larson, R. G. & Treiman, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Healing of Fast-Neutron-Induced Changes in Graphite. II. The Effect of Heating During Exposure, Interim Report on Problem 323 MLC 2301

Description: Technical report. The effect of temperature during pile exposure on the fast-neutron-induced change in properties of graphite was studied. Temperatures up to 125 degrees C have no effect upon the rate of increase of elastic modulus; pieces exposed at 300 degrees C on the other hand show no change at all in elastic modulus. The increase in electrical resistance s an inverse function of the temperature of exposure at all temperatures in the range 60 to 300 degrees C.
Date: July 10, 1944
Creator: Neubert, Thomas A.; Novick, A.; Schenck, R. & Shapiro, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Contributions to the Water Problem

Description: Technical report describing the investigation of the short-lived activities produced in oxygen compounds by irradiation with pile neutrons. The most prominent of these activities in cooling water is a beta and gamma emitting activity of about 8 second half-life. Because of its production by epicadmium neutrons it was believed to be the 8 second N16 produced in the pile by n,p on O16. The identification has been accomplished and it is established that the 8 second activity is N16. Part 2 of the report deals with the determination of the recoil range of the Al28 atoms formed by pile n,p reaction on Al27.
Date: July 3, 1944
Creator: Novey, Theodore B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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FMPC Solvent Treatment Area - Process Design

Description: This memorandum presents the process design for the solvent reast area of the Feed Materials Production Center. The purpose ofthe transmittal is to provide the basis for the detailed mechanical design and layout of this section of the refinery. Drawings, flowsheets, and specifications are included.
Date: July 6, 1951
Creator: Pfeiffer, Carl & Maerker, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Soduim Graphite Reactor, Quarterly Progress Report, September-November 1953

Description: "For a central station reactor power plant of the sodium-graphite type, two designs have been investigated. The first operates as a converter using slightly enriched uranium fuel and produces 150 electrical megawatts. The second operates as a thermal breeder using a U233-Th alloy fuel and produces 300 electrical megawatts. Consideration has also been given to the problem associated with the design and operation of the Sodium Reactor Experiment. All work related to the plutonium plus power sodium-graphite pilot plant, which was undertaken at an earlier date, has been completed."
Date: July 1, 1954
Creator: Inman, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Alco Products Inc. Criticality Facility : Description and Operation

Description: The Alco Products Criticality Facility, site location, and operating procedures are described in detail, including the handling of fissionable material and the operating procedures for the safe performance of critical experiments.
Date: July 16, 1958
Creator: Noaks, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[TXSSAR Officer Reports: July 2011]

Description: Officer Reports for the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, compiled for the July 2011 Board of Managers meeting.
Date: July 2011
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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