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Removal of Radioiodine From Air Streams by Activated Charcoal

Description: Contamination of the atmosphere by radioactive isotopes of iodine constitutes a serious biological hazard and, for this reason, provisions should be made at reactors to prevent such releases in the event of an accident. The efficiency of activated charcoal for adsorption of iodine vapor from air streams was measured by using a radioactive tracer method, and efficiencies of 99.6 to 99.999+% were obtained for various conditions. Comparative tests were run with silver-plated copper ribbon. A crite… more
Date: April 1, 1960
Creator: Adams, R. E. & Browning, W. E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Theoretical Feedback Analysis in Boiling Water Reactors

Description: The dynamic behavior of boiling-water reactors for small perturbations was investigated in a systematic way. General expressions for the transfer functions associated with the individual feedback mechanisms were obtained for an arbitrary flux distribution, weighting function, and steam velocity distribution. Specific forms were derived in the case of a first power flux weighting, a uniform steam velocity distribution, and a sinusoidal flux distribution with an adjustable wave length. These form… more
Date: October 1, 1960
Creator: Akcasu, A. Ziya
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Diffusion of Hydrogen in Zirconium Hydride

Description: The diffusion of hydrogen in zirconium hydride was studied using permeation techniques. The rate of permeation of hydrogen through zirconium hydride disks was measured for small concentration gradients. Data were obtained at 61 to 65 at.% hydrogen and 500 to 750 ction prod- C. The diffusion coefficients were determined by the time-lag method. Ho variation of the diffusion coefficients with hydrogen concentration was observed. The diffusion coefficients can be expressed by D (cm/sup 2/ per sec) … more
Date: March 1, 1960
Creator: Albrecht, W. M. & Goode, W. D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Decay of Neptunium-238

Description: >A study was made of the energy levels of Pu/sup 238/ which are populated by Np/sup 238/ beta decay, by an examination of the Np/sup 238/ conversion electron spectrum in high-resolution beta spectrographs. The general features of the level scheme as previously given were unchanged but several new transitions were observed, with energies of 119.8, 871, 943, 989, and 1034 kev. Two new levels are postulated at 915 and 1034 kev which accommodate all but the 943-kev transition. A possible assignment… more
Date: December 1, 1960
Creator: Albridge, R. G. & Hollander, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Scale "Up or Down" Analysis for Prototype Test

Description: Introduction: In conjunction with the final design and development of a 70 MW sodium intermediate heat exchanger and a sodium steam generator, an analysis is required which can be used as a basis for a determination to scale up or scale down the designs. Included in this analysis are those considerations leading to the recommendation of the best prototype test unit and to some of the limits imposed on scaling up or down when considering future applications of designs other than those actually … more
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Alco Products (Firm).
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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EURIPUS-3 AND DAEDALUS--MONTE CARLO DENSITY CODES FOR THE IBM-704

Description: EURIPUS-3 calculates the one-dimensional spatial density of neutrons slowing-down past a given energy in an infinite homogeneous medium consisting of hydrogen and one other isotope with arbitrary mass and energydependent differential-elastic and absorption cross sections. DAEDALUS determines the corresponding spatial distribution of angular integrals of an arbitrary function times the vector flux density. Spatial moments of all density functions are furnished directly. Although scattering angle… more
Date: February 1, 1960
Creator: Amster, Harvey J.; Kuehn, Heidi G. & Spanier, Jerome
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Radiochemistry of Technetium

Description: ""Nuclear Science Series'' of the National Research Council. Committee on Nuclear Science. The radiochemistry of technetium is discussed. The properties of metallic technetium, solution chemistry, volatilization methods, extraction into organic solvents, chromatographic behavior and electrochemical behavior of technetium are outlined. The dissolution of samples containing compounds of technetium is described. Counting techniques for use with isotopes of technetium are reviewed. A collection of … more
Date: November 1, 1960
Creator: Anders, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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LEAKAGE OF WATER FROM GASKETED JOINTS PROPOSED FOR THE HWCTR. PART I

Description: When mockups of typical gasketed joints proposed for the HWCTR were subjected to thermal and pressure cycling that simulated reactor operating conditions, the average leakage rate was less than 0.11 lb of water per year per linear inch of gasket. The joints were exposed to deionized light water and were cycled 100 times from about 70 deg C and atmospheric pressure to 250 deg C and 1000 psig. (auth)
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Apple, F.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SN5001-AN IBM-650 CODE FOR STEADY-STATE THERMAL EVALUATION OF AN INSTRUMENTED MULTIFUEL-PLATE SUBASSEMBLY

Description: An IBM-650 computer program, SN5001, for the calculation of steady-state thermal conditions in the fuel plates and coolant of an instrumented multi-fuel- plate subassembly is described. The program is applicable for subcooled or bulk boiling coolant conditions and surface conditions of heating, local boiling, and film boilimg, and can be used for data reduction or design. The derivation and a list of the heat conduction and coolant enthalpy equations and a description of the code sufficient for… more
Date: April 1, 1960
Creator: Arbtin, E. & Westphal, R.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gas-Cooled Reactors in the USA: A Survey and Recommendation

Description: A study was made of approximately 132 reports on gascooled reactors and related subjects. Charts and tables containing the following information are included: all available reactor information, reactor flow diagrams of suggested concepts, possible core arrangement at core cross section, typical fuel and moderator cell. possible fuel types for unit fuel cell, the properties of materials for moderators and reflectors. the compatibility of gases and base fuel materials at maximum surface temperatu… more
Date: November 1, 1960
Creator: Armstrong, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A LUNAR POWER PLANT

Description: A concept of a nuclear power plant to be assembled on earth and operated on the moon is presented. The two principal design objectives are reliability and high specific power. Wherever there is an incompatibility between these two objectives, the decision favors reliability. The design is based on the premise that the power plant must be designed on the basis of current technology and with a minimum amount of research and development. The principal components consist of a fast reactor in a dire… more
Date: December 1, 1960
Creator: Armstrong, R.H.; Carter, J.C.; Hummel, H.H.; Janicke, M.J. & Marchaterre, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PRELIMINARY HAZARDS EVALUATION OF THE ISOLATED COOLANT LOOPS IN THE HWCTR

Description: The design features of two isolated coolant loops in the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) and the effect of these features on reactor safety are described. It is shown that limitations on the operating conditions, backed up by properly chosen safety systems, will permit operation of the loops without adding appreciably to the reactor hazards. (auth)
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Arnett, L.M.; Parkinson, T.F.; Randall, D. & Ross, C.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Halogen Collector Test Program

Description: Report documenting the Halogen Collector Test program, which was undertaken to provide "methods of removing trace quantities of radioactive iodine from an air stream" (p. 1). The report includes designs of the program and the test facility, test results, analysis of these results, and encountered problems. Appendices begin on page 38.
Date: March 1, 1960
Creator: Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SERVOMECHANISMS WITH FORCE FEEDBACK

Description: A class of linear proportional servomechanisms is examined in which an electrical signal proportional to output force is used to improve performance. The effect of this "force feedback" on a positional servomechanism is analyzed as well as the effect on a special type of servomechanism which reflects load forces back to the input. This latter type of servomechanism is called "force reflecting." Laboratory models of these servormechanisms were designed and constructed, and experimental data are … more
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Arzbaecher, R.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SRP radioactive waste releases. Startup through 1959

Description: This report summarizes and documents radioactive waste released to the environs of the Savannah River Plant from startup through 1959. During this period, the quantity of beta-emitting radioisotopes released was determined by a total or ``gross`` analysis. However, advanced instrumentation and technology now permit an economical determination of most individual radionuclides. Therefore, future waste audit reports, beginning with January 1960, will record the quantity of specific radioisotopes r… more
Date: September 1, 1960
Creator: Ashley, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TESTING OF HNPF FREEZE-SEAL PUMP

Description: >A centrifugal pump performed adequately at a flow rate of 7200 gpm of 945 gas-cooled F sodium at a 150-ft head. A two-region freeze seal was developed and used successfully as a shaft seal on this pump. The results indicate that this pump could perform satisfactorily in the Hallam Power Reactor. (auth)
Date: November 1, 1960
Creator: Atz, R.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE DIFFUSION OF KRYPTON-85 FROM URANIUM DIOXIDE POWDER

Description: The diffusion of Kr/sup 85/ in two UO/sub 2/ powders was studied by performing a series of post-irradiation anneals on the powders. The emanation data were analyzed by considering the effect of sintering as well as the effect of a distribution of particle sizes within the sample. Measurements were made at 900 to 1500 deg C. The time at a temperature was between 8 and 24 hours. The diffusion coefficients for Kr/sup 85/ in the two powders are represented by the equations: D = 2.65 x 10/sup -4/ ex… more
Date: February 1, 1960
Creator: Auskern, A.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Calculations for a Plutonium-Fueled Zpr-Iii

Description: Calculations of critical size, reactivity coefficients, and delayed neutron fractions are described for mockups of a plutonium-fueled EBR-I (Mark IV) and five possible metal-fueled power reactors. The calculations for critical size were performed using the SNG transport-theory code. The reactivity coefficients were estimated by SNG calculations or by one-group perturbation- theory desk calculations. The delayed-neutron fractions were estimated by an approximate method, which starts with a calcu… more
Date: September 1, 1960
Creator: Baker, A. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Reaction Between Sulfuric Acid and Aliphatic Hydrocarbons. Amsco 125- 82

Description: Concentrated sulfuric acid is regularly used to remove unsaturated hydrocarbon impurities from saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons. The reaction between concentrated sulfuric acid and saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons is not so well known. A survey of the chemical literature was found to include studies that show several relatively slow reactions. Isotopic exchange with D/sub 2/SO/ sub 4/, racemization of optically active alkanes, isomerization, cleavage to alkanes of lower molecular weight, combin… more
Date: June 1, 1960
Creator: Baldwin, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analog Computer Study of the MSR-ORR in-Pile Pressurized Water Loop No. 1

Description: A study of the dynamic behavior of the Merchant Ship Reactor Pressurized Water Loop was made using the Reactor Controls Analog Facility. Computer curves show the predicted response of the loop temperatures to normal load changes and component failure accidents. Except for complete flow stoppage, which was not investigated here, the safety system was shown to be adequate in curbing loop temperature excursions due to postulated accidents. (auth)
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Ball, S. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A versatile recording potentiometer

Description: ABS>A recording potentiometer was modified to provide a versatile instrument that can be applied to a variety of problems without time-consuming changes. Ranges may be selected in six spans, from 0.5 to 100 mv. No adjustments of amplifier gain are required when switching from one range to another. Zero suppression is continuously variable over a plus or minus 100 mv range by means of coarse and vernier controls. Cold junction compensation is provided for four standard thermocouples, and chart s… more
Date: February 1, 1960
Creator: Ballou, C. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CERENKOV AND SCINTILLATION PROPERTIES OF PLEXIGLAS UVT AND UVA

Description: The scintillation and Cherenkov properties of UVA (ultraviolet absorbing) and UVT (ultraviolet transmitting) Plexiglas specimens were tested by analyzing cosmic-rayinduced pulses traversing the materials. It was found that the UVT sample has less than 1/6 the scintillation effect of UVA and is preferred for use in counters. (J.R.D.)
Date: September 1, 1960
Creator: Balzarini, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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