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RSG Deployment Case Testing Results

Description: The RSG deployment case design is centered on taking the RSG system and producing a transport case that houses the RSG in a safe and controlled manner for transport. The transport case was driven by two conflicting constraints, first that the case be as light as possible, and second that it meet a stringent list of Military Specified requirements. The design team worked to extract every bit of weight from the design while striving to meet the rigorous Mil-Spec constraints. In the end compromises were made primarily on the specification side to control the overall weight of the transport case. This report outlines the case testing results.
Date: September 1, 2005
Creator: Owsley, Stanley L.; Dodson, Michael G.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Seim, Thomas A.; Alexander, David L. & Hawthorne, Woodrow T.
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Isotope Production Facility Conceptual Thermal-Hydraulic Design Review and Scoping Calculations

Description: The thermal-hydraulic design of the target for the Isotope Production Facility (IPF) is reviewed. In support of the technical review, scoping calculations are performed. The results of the review and scoping calculations are presented in this report.
Date: August 1, 1998
Creator: Pasamehmetoglu, K.O. & Shelton, J.D.
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Cobalt source calibration

Description: The data obtained from these tests determine the dose rate of the two cobalt sources in SRTC. Building 774-A houses one of these sources while the other resides in room C-067 of Building 773-A. The data from this experiment shows the following: (1) The dose rate of the No.2 cobalt source in Building 774-A measured 1.073 x 10{sup 5} rad/h (June 17, 1999). The dose rate of the Shepherd Model 109 Gamma cobalt source in Building 773-A measured 9.27 x 10{sup 5} rad/h (June 25, 1999). These rates come from placing the graduated cylinder containing the dosimeter solution in the center of the irradiation chamber. (2) Two calibration tests in the 774-A source placed the graduated cylinder with the dosimeter solution approximately 1.5 inches off center in the axial direction. This movement of the sample reduced the measured dose rate 0.92% from 1.083 x 10{sup 5} rad/h to 1.073 x 10{sup 5} rad/h. and (3) A similar test in the cobalt source in 773-A placed the graduated cylinder approximately 2.0 inches off center in the axial direction. This change in position reduced the measured dose rate by 10.34% from 1.036 x 10{sup 6} to 9.27 x 10{sup 5}. This testing used chemical dosimetry to measure the dose rate of a radioactive source. In this method, one determines the dose by the chemical change that takes place in the dosimeter. For this calibration experiment, the author used a Fricke (ferrous ammonium sulfate) dosimeter. This solution works well for dose rates to 10{sup 7} rad/h. During irradiation of the Fricke dosimeter solution the Fe{sup 2+} ions ionize to Fe{sup 3+}. When this occurs, the solution acquires a slightly darker tint (not visible to the human eye). To determine the magnitude of the change in Fe ions, one places the solution in an ...
Date: December 3, 1999
Creator: Rizvi, H.M.
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Design of Metal Hydride Vessels for Processing Tritium

Description: Metal hydrides offer safe, compact and efficient ways to process tritium in areas including storage, pumping, compression, transportation and purification. Westinghouse at Savannah River Site in USA has developed and implemented metal hydride based technology for various tritium applications over the past 20 years. This paper presents our experience in designing different types of metal hydride vessels for tritium processing.
Date: October 2, 2001
Creator: Heung, L.K.
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Experimental Investigation of Continuous-Wave Laser Ionization of Krypton

Description: This report describes experimental investigations of a method that uses continuous-wave (CW) lasers to ionize selected isotopes of krypton with high isotopic selectivity. The experiments show that the ionization rate is at least a factor of 100 lower than calculated with our model that has been described in a previous report. This discrepancy may be due to a much smaller excitation cross section that expected based on previous work and/or the aberrations in the ultraviolet beam used for the first step in the excitation. Additional problems with damage to mirrors, alignment instabilities, and manufacturers halting production of key products make this approach not worth further development at this time
Date: October 30, 2001
Creator: Cannon, Bret D & Shannon, Robert F
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Characterization of the Precision Laser Beam Welding Process for the MC4368A Neutron Generator

Description: The design of experiments (DOEx) approach was used to characterize the Precision Laser Beam Welding Process with respect to four processing factors: Angle of Attack, Volts, Pulse Length, and Focus. The experiment was performed with Lap Joints, Nickel-Wire Joints, and Kovar-Wire Joints. The laser welding process and these types of welds are used in the manufacture of MC4368A Neutron Generators. For each weld type an individual optimal condition and operating window was identified. The widths of the operating windows that were identified by experimentation indicate that the laser weld process is very robust. This is highly desirable because it means that the quality of the resulting welds is not sensitive to the exact values of the processing factors within the operating windows. Statistical process control techniques can be used to ensure that the processing factors stay well within the operating window.
Date: September 1, 2001
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Cobalt Source Calibration

Description: The data obtained from these tests determine the dose rate of the two cobalt sources in SRTC. This testing used chemical dosimetry to measure the dose rate of a radioactive source.
Date: October 25, 1999
Creator: Barnes, M.
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Soft X-Ray Measurements of Z-Pinch-Driven Vacuum Hohlraums

Description: This article reports the experimental characterization of a z-pinch driven-vacuum hohlraum. The authors have measured soft x-ray fluxes of 5 x 10{sup 12} W/cm{sup 2} radiating from the walls of hohlraums which are 2.4--2.5 cm in diameter by 1 cm tall. The x-ray source used to drive these hohlraums was a z-pinch consisting of a 300 wire tungsten array driven by a 2 MA, 100 ns current pulse. In this hohlraum geometry, the z-pinch x-ray source can produce energies in excess of 800 kJ and powers in excess of 100 TW to drive these hohlraums. The x-rays released in these hohlraums represent greater than a factor of 25 in energy and more than a factor of three in x-ray power over previous laboratory-driven hohlraums.
Date: July 21, 1999
Creator: Baker, K. L.; Porter, J. L.; Ruggles, L. E.; Chandler, G. A.; Deeney, Chris; Vargas, M. et al.
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A High Intensity Multi-Purpose D-D Neutron Generator for Nuclear Engineering Laboratories

Description: This NEER project involves the design, construction and testing of a low-cost high intensity D-D neutron generator for teaching nuclear engineering students in a laboratory environment without radioisotopes or a nuclear reactor. The neutron generator was designed, fabricated and tested at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).
Date: November 29, 2005
Creator: Leung, Ka-Ngo; Vujic, Jasmina L.; Morse, Edward C. & Peterson, Per F.
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Evaluation of Heat Shields from RTS Wright Industries Magnesium and Uranium Beds

Description: Heat shields from a factory test of the furnaces that will be used to heat the magnesium and uranium beds for the tritium extraction facility (TEF) were examined to determine the cause of discoloration. The samples were examined using visual, optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray spectroscopy, and Auger electron spectroscopy.
Date: October 29, 2002
Creator: Korinko, P.S.
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Laser Programs Highlights 1998

Description: This report covers the following topics: Commentary; Laser Programs; Inertial Confinement Fusion/National Ignition Facility (ICF/NIF); Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS); Laser Science and Technology (LS&T); Information Science and Technology Program (IS&T); Strategic Materials Applications Program (SMAP); Medical Technology Program (MTP) and Awards.
Date: December 1, 1999
Creator: Lowdermilk, H. & Cassady, C.
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Stable isotope customer list and summary of shipments, FY 1977

Description: The compilation of stable isotope customers and shipments is divided into four parts. There are alphabetical lists of domestic and foreign customers, alphabetical list of isotopes with cross-references to customers, alphabetical list of states and customers with cross-reference to customers, and tabulation of shipments, quantities, and dollars. (JSR)
Date: April 1, 1978
Creator: Davis, W.C.
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