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Correlation of alluvial deposits at the Nevada Test Site

Description: Because characteristics of rock layers and problems in drilling must be studied before radioactive waste can be safely contained, an evaluation was made of methods for correlating alluvial deposits at Yucca Flat of the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Although correlation of Tertiary volcanic tuff beds at the NTS has been successfully achieved, correlation of stratigraphic zones in the overlying alluvium has posed technical difficulties. We have evaluated several methods for correlating alluvial deposit… more
Date: September 30, 1977
Creator: Grothaus, B. & Howard, N.
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Picotron 100 streak tubes as a 150-channel photometer

Description: The characterization of a streak camera based upon Picotron 100 tube types is given. Both a large (30 cm 1 x 10 cm dia.) and a small (18 cm 1 x 5 cm dia.) version of this design has been tested. Over 150 channels of information are simultaneously time resolved with system S.N.R. of 3 at 100 picosecond time resolution without post intensification. Absolute photometric evaluation is given in the dynamic mode, i.e. while operating in the picosecond time domain. Such quantitative data has been lack… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Majumdar, S.; Weiss, P.B. & Black, J.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy: a computer controlled, scanning monochromator system for the rapid determination of the elements

Description: A computer controlled, scanning monochromator system specifically designed for the rapid, sequential determination of the elements is described. The monochromator is combined with an inductively coupled plasma excitation source so that elements at major, minor, trace, and ultratrace levels may be determined, in sequence, without changing experimental parameters other than the spectral line observed. A number of distinctive features not found in previously described versions are incorporated int… more
Date: March 1, 1980
Creator: Floyd, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Digital SLIFER Recorder, Model A. [Underground nuclear explosions]

Description: The Digital SLIFER Recorder (DSR) is an instrument that records a time-varying frequency signal in the range from 700 kHz to 1500 kHz with an amplitude greater than 200 mV. This signal is referenced to an input fiducial marker, and recording is initiated by an increase in the frequency of the signal. The primary purpose of this instrument is to record data from the SLIFER system. The DSR records 512 samples after the record trigger signal, with a sample interval of 50 ..mu..s (for a total recor… more
Date: November 1, 1977
Creator: Breding, D.R.; Fogel, D.; Loukota, J.J.; Worthen, G.S. & Watterberg, J.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Avalanche transistor pulser for fast-gated operation of micro-channel plate image-intensifiers

Description: Transistors operated in the avalanche mode are employed to generate a 1000 volt 10 to 30 nsec wide pulse with less than 4 nsec rise and fall times. This pulse is resistively attenuated to approximately equal to 270 volts and drives the image intensifier tube which is a load of approximately equal to 200 pf. To reduce stray inductance and capacitance, transistor chips were assembled on a thick-film hybrid substrate. Circuit parameters, operating conditions, and coupling to the microchannel plate… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Lundy, A.; Parker, J. R.; Lunsford, J. S. & Martin, A. D.
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Development of passive electronic components for instrumentation of improved geothermal logging tools and components. Annual progress report

Description: Short term objectives for well-logging instrumentation are circuits which can operate at temperatures in the range 275/sup 0/C to 350/sup 0/C; the medium term goal is operation up to 500/sup 0/C, and the long term goal is to achieve operation at 1000/sup 0/C. It is apparent that useful electronic circuits will require the combination of both passive components and active devices. In order to meet the compatibility requirements, the basic technology which has been selected in this project is the… more
Date: October 20, 1977
Creator: Raymond, L.S.; Hamilton, D.J. & Kerwin, W.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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(Hadamard Raman imaging)

Description: We have used newly developed holographic notch filters for obtaining both Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman images. The filters can be used as close as {plus minus}70 cm{sup {minus}1} from the Rayleigh line. We have demonstrated that they are insensitive to polarization, have 80% transmission across their clear apertures and block laser light by 10{sup 4}. The devices now have replaced sharp-cut glass filters on our microscope. We have successfully developed multispectral control and display softwar… more
Date: January 1, 1991
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Surfaces and Thin Films Studied by Picosecond Ultrasonics

Description: This research is the study of thin films and interfaces via the use of the picosecond ultrasonic technique. In these experiments ultrasonic waves are excited in a structure by means of a picosecond light pulse ( pump pulse''). The propagation of these waves is detected through the use of a probe light pulse that is time-delayed relative to the pump. This probe pulse measures the change {Delta}R(t) in the optical reflectivity of the structure that occurs because the ultrasonic wave changes the o… more
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Maris, J. H. & Tauc, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ultraviolet imaging of hydrogen flames

Description: We have assembled an ultraviolet-sensitive intensified camera for observing hydrogen combustion by imaging the OH, A/sup 2/..sigma.. - X/sup 2//Pi/ bandhead emissions near 309 nm. The camera consists of a quartz and CaF achromat lense-coupled to an ultraviolet image intensifier which is in turn fiber-coupled to a focus projection scan (FPS) vidicon. The emission band is selected with interference filters which serve to discriminate against background. The camera provides optical gain of 100 to … more
Date: January 1, 1988
Creator: Yates, G. J.; Wilke, M. & King, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Slit-mounted LED fiducial system for rotating mirror streak cameras

Description: We have developed a fiducial system for rotating mirror streak cameras that utilizes light emitting diodes mounted at the slit position of the camera. The diodes are driven to the required high brightness by a unique pulse power circuit designed to provide high voltage, high current pulses 18 nanoseconds in length at a frequency of up to 2.5 megahertz. The availability of super bright light emitting diodes with a wavelength of 630 to 640 nanometers allows us to record fiducial pulses, at streak… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Shaw, L.L.; Muelder, S.A. & Rivera, A.T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ion-optical studies for improved ion transmission in multistage isotope-ratio mass spectrometers

Description: Theoretical and experimental ion-optical studies of multistage isotope-ratio mass spectrometers were conducted to determine what improvement in ion transmission efficiency might be attainable through design changes. The computer program GIOS (General Ion Optical Systems) was used to perform theoretical calculations of focusing properties and ion transmission efficiency. Actual transmission through multiple-sector instruments was determined from measurements of the ion beam vertical profile at t… more
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Stoffels, J.J. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)) & Laue, H.J. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States))
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Advanced Light Source U8 beam line, 20--300 eV

Description: The U8 is a beam line under construction at the Advanced Light Source (ALS). The beam line will be described along with calculations of its performance and its current status. An 8 cm period undulator is followed by two spherical collecting mirrors, an entrance slit, spherical gratings having a 15{degree} deviation angle, a moveable exit slit, and refocusing and branching mirrors. Internal water cooling is provided to the metal M1 and M2 mirrors as well as to the gratings. Calculations have bee… more
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Heimann, P.; Warwick, T.; Howells, M.; McKinney, W.; Digennaro, D.; Gee, B. et al.
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Geophysics: Building E5032 decommissioning, Aberdeen Proving Ground

Description: integration of data from surveys using three geophysical technologies has provided information used to define the locations of buried utilities, tanks, vaults, and debris near building E5032 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles indicate the presence of buried pipes, tanks, reinforcement rods (rebar), and remnants of railroad tracks. A magnetic map constructed from a detailed magnetic survey on the north side of the building outlines buried iron-rich objects th… more
Date: July 1, 1991
Creator: McGinnis, L.D. & Miller, S.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Optimization of a VISAR for measuring flyer-plate velocities

Description: VISAR (Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector) is commonly used for measuring flyer-plate velocities up to 6 km/s. Flyer plates can travel as much as 1 mm, which is large compared to usual depth-of-focus requirements for VISARs. Flyer plates are explosively driven, or driven by some other very energetic means; as such, they must be tested in a chamber, which will contain the explosion. Routing the laser beam to the chamber and the signal beam to the VISAR can be done safely and easily… more
Date: May 6, 1992
Creator: Sweatt, W. C.; Crump, O. B., Jr. & Brigham, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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NDA technology for uranium resource evaluation. Progress report July 1-December 31, 1979. [Gamma spectra calculations; field prototype photoneutron logging probe]

Description: This report describes work performed during the time period from July 1, 1979 to December 31, 1979, on the contract for Nondestructive Nuclear Analysis (NDA) Technology for Uranium Resource Evaluation in Group Q-1. Calculational effort was focused on improving the accuracy with which detector response function maps can be generated for subsequent enfolding with ONETRAN angular flux data. Experimental effort was highlighted by a field test of the prototype photoneutron logging probe at the Grand… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Evans, M.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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On-line chemical composition analyzer development

Description: The energy consumed in distillation processes in the United States represents nearly three percent of the total national energy consumption. If effective control of distillation columns can be accomplished, it has been estimated that it would result in a reduction in the national energy consumption of 0.3%. Real-time control based on mixture composition could achieve these savings. However, the major distillation processes represent diverse applications and at present there does not exist a pro… more
Date: February 1, 1992
Creator: Roberts, M.J.; Garrison, A.A.; Muly, E.C. & Moore, C.F.
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Microdistribution of lead in bone: A new approach

Description: A knowledge of the microdistribution of lead in bone is important in order to understand the mechanisms for accumulation and release of lead. The availability of the synchrotron x-ray microscope for sensitive measurements of bone content and distribution of lead provides a valuable tool which, when combined with kinetic, balance, and tissue measurements, can lead to better evaluation of lead toxicity. It may also provide the basis for the development of a suitable model of how lead behaves in t… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Jones, K.W. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Bockman, R.S. (Cornell Univ., New York, NY (United States). Medical Coll.) & Bronner, F. (Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington, CT (United States))
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Hyper filter-fluorescer spectrometer for x rays above 120 keV

Description: An apparatus utilizing filter-fluorescer combinations is provided to measure short bursts of high fluence x-rays above 120 keV energy, where there are no practical absorption edges available for conventional filter-fluorescer techniques. The absorption edge of the prefilter is chosen to be less than that of the fluorescer, i.e., E/sub PRF/ < E/sub F/, contrary to the prior art technique E/sub PRF/ > E/sub F/. In this way, the response function is virtually zero between E/sub PRF/ and E/sub F/ a… more
Date: July 7, 1981
Creator: Wang, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Timing and control monitor system upgrade design document. Version 4

Description: This is a design document for the Timing and Control Monitor System Upgrade Project. This project is intended to provide a replacement system for the existing user Encoder Monitor Systems and Varian 72 Control Room computer systems. All of these systems reside at the Nevada Test Site. The function of the T and C Monitor System is to gather real-time statistics and data on user defined key variables from control, communication, data acquistion systems, and from the monitoring system itself. The … more
Date: January 24, 1984
Creator: Brandt, J.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Time-Resolved Doubly Bent Crystal X-Ray Spectrometer

Description: X-ray spectroscopy is an essential tool in high temperature plasma research. We describe a time-resolved x-ray spectrometer suitable for measuring spectra in harsh environments common to many very high energy density laboratory plasma sources. The spectrometer consisted of a doubly curved Si(111) crystal diffraction element, a WL-1201 (ZnO:Ga) phosphor, a coherent fiber optic array, and two visible streak cameras. The spectrometer design described here has a minimum time resolution of 1.3 ns wi… more
Date: January 1, 1988
Creator: Hockaday, M. P.; Wilke, M. D.; Blake, R. L.; Vaninetti, J.; Gray, N. T. & Nedrow, P. T.
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