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Examination of Uranium-2 w/o Zirconium Experimental Fuel Slugs Irradiated in EBR-I. Final Report-Program 6.1.11

Description: Six groups of U-2 wt% Zr fuel slugs were irradiated in the first core of the EBR-I to burnups of 0.080 to 0.189 at.% at calculated temperatures of 307 to 353 deg C. Two groups of cast specimens were found to be more dimensionally stable than four groups of wrought slugs. Of the wrought slungs, the as quenched group showed less tendency to grow than the three groups which had some annealing after quenching. Specimens at burnups of about 0.189 at.% and at 383 deg C showed the onset of swelling as… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Murphy, W. F.; Klank, A. C. & Paine, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analytical model for a vertical buoyant jet

Description: An analytical model for a round and two-dimensional turbulent buoyant jet which is discharged vertically into a stagnant ambient is developed. The buoyant jet is considered to have three separate zone models which are matched to form a complete solution. The velocity field is determined for the entire jet and plume regions by the use of an eddy viscosity which varies along the axis of the jet. The centerline decay of buoyancy is determined throughout and the results are compared to existing num… more
Date: October 1, 1980
Creator: Lee, D. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Emission Characteristics of Tantalum, Tungsten, Rhenium, and Iridium in Plasma Diodes

Description: Experimental determinations of the ionic and electronic emission characteristics of Ta, W, Re, and lr cathodes in vapor thermionic converters are compared. It is shown that Ta provides superior thermal ionization qualities at high pressure compared with W, Re, and Lr. High electronic current densities may be obtained from Cs on Re and Cs on Ir at much lower Cs vapor pressures than from Ta or W. An over-all efficiency of 19% was achieved with a Re cathode at 2440 deg K. (auth)
Date: March 15, 1962
Creator: Gust, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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2D PERT. A TWO-DIMENSIONAL PERTURBATION CODE

Description: Given multigroup fluxes and adjoint fluxes of any cylindrical R-Z configuration, 2D PERT may compute: the prompt-neutron lifetime; the relative worth of various delayed neutrons; the integrals of capture, fission, etc., of given materials over any given region; local perturbations, i.e., danger coefflcients; and integrated perturbations, i.e., reactivity effect of uniform variation in the cross sections affecting a whole region. 2D PERT is programmed for a 32K IBM-704 using 3 tape units. The co… more
Date: May 1, 1962
Creator: Chaumont, J. M. & Koerner, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A TRANSISTORIZED ALPHA COUNTER FOR AN ALPHA GAUGE

Description: A transistorized instrument prototype was designed and constructed to replace a vacuum-tube instrument in an alpha gauge, which measures the thickness density of gases. The instrument amplifies, shapes, discriminates, and counts alpha pulses from a Au-Si surface-barrier detector exposed to an alpha source in a gas-filled chamber. The circuit consists of a charge-sensitive preamplifier, a main amplifier with pulse clipping, a Schmitt trigger, a diode pump, and a count rate meter. Preliminary tes… more
Date: August 23, 1962
Creator: Kopp, M.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-temperature of thermodynamic properties of sodium

Description: The set of high-temperature thermodynamic properties for sodium in the two-phase and subcooled-liquid regions which was previously recommended, has been modified to incorporate recent experimental data. In particular, replacement of the previously estimated critical constants with experimentally-determined values has resulted in substantial differences in the region of the critical point. The following thermodynamic properties were determined: pressure, density, enthalpy, entropy, internal ener… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Padilla, A. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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STUDIES OF THE SCINTILLATION PROCESS IN CsI(Tl)

Description: The scintillation response of CsI(Tl) crystals, having various thallium contents, was measured for excitation of the crystals by monoenergetic gamma rays, protons, and alpha particles. The investi gation was made to provide a test of some of the features of a theoretical model of the scintillation process in thallium-activated alkali iodides proposed by Murray and Meyer. In order to insure that the results obtained in this program would provide a critical test of the scintillation model, specia… more
Date: November 30, 1962
Creator: Gwin, R. & Murray, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mechanical properties of LX-10-1. Process Development Endeavor No. 105

Description: Two Holston lots of LX-10-1 were evaluated for mechanical properties. The average 21/sup 0/C tensile failure stress-strain values for Lot 711-1 and 711-2 were 2.32 MPa at 0.15% and 2.07 MPa at 0.18%, respectively. The failure stress range for both lots was approximately 0.4 MPa at 74 C to 5.6 MPa at -37C. Several additional pressing cycles were required to obtain a density of 1.865 Mg/m/sup 3/ for Lot 711-1 material. The additional cycles appear to have increased the tensile failure stress of L… more
Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: Johnson, H.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Celotex trademark charring depths in the DT-18 shipping container

Description: Celotex {trademark}, the insulating material used between the outer and inner containers of the DT-18 shipping package, undergoes decomposition, combustion, or both when heated to temperatures exceeding 150{degrees}C. Several DT-18 packages that had previously undergone hypothetical thermal accident testing were opened and Celotex {trademark} charring depths ranging from {1/2} to 1 {1/2} in. were recorded. The majority of char depth data taken was between 3/4 and 1 {1/4} in. One-dimensional HEA… more
Date: March 1, 1992
Creator: Anderson, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Multigroup Calculations of Effective Delayed-Neutron Fractions, Prompt- Neutron Lifetime, and Related Kinetics Parameters. IBM-704 Program 1188/RE

Description: In the course of a recent study of kinetics parameters, it was found that RE-185, because of its limitations, was inadequate to handle the problems involved with the reactors considered. Program ll88/RE was written entirely independent of and is intended to make RE-185 obsolete. The multigroup calculations of primary interest performed by the code are as follows: the total effective delayed-neutron fraction and its distribution into six ' families'' which are characterized by their periods; the… more
Date: March 1962
Creator: Kvitek, L. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Multi-transducer dummy unit evaluation of polystyrene bead foam as an encapsulant for electronic packages

Description: A dummy electronic assembly without electronic components was used to measure loadings and deflections caused by 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 g/cm/sup 3/ densities of polystyrene bead foam during fusion and thermal cycling. Previously developed and proven transducers showed that the lower three densities caused low and safe loads and deflections, but that the highest two densities must be used with care for fragile electronic components.
Date: September 1, 1980
Creator: Swanson, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uncertainty in the power distribution for a fast reactor burnup cycle

Description: Demonstration that advanced reactor designs satisfy safety and performance goals requires the analysis of uncertainties in calculated reactor characteristics. Two of the important performance characteristics of advanced liquid metal reactors (LMR) are the burnup reactivity swing and the local power peaking factor. Previous work reported a study of the uncertainty in the burnup reactivity swing attributable to nuclear data uncertainties for a typical advanced LMR design. The results are reported… more
Date: January 1, 1989
Creator: Downar, D.J.; Khalil, H. (Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (USA) & Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM BEARING FUEL MATERIALS. Progress Report for Period April 1 through June 30, 1961

Description: BS>Activities are discussed for work done in the preparation of PuO/sub 2/ using the continuous oxalate process, and continuous coprecipitation studies using a uranium-20 wt% plutonium nitrate feed solution. Characterization studies of the PuO/sub 2/ powders indicated that variations in the processing variables can affect the final product. Measurements with the B. E. T. and Innes apparatus confirmed that the specific surface area of the initial batch of the PuO/sub 2/ powder had increased appr… more
Date: October 31, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR BeO IRAADIATION EXPERIMENTS ORNL 41-8 AND ORNL 41-9

Description: The experimental plan for irradiating BeO pellets in Experiments ORNL 41- 8 and ORNL 41-9 was chosen in accordance with the principles of experimental design. The design is known by statisticians as a 2/sup 5/ factorial experiment confound'' in six replications. Five variables---size, density, grain size, temperature and time--are controlled at two levels to form the basic 2i factorial experiment. The sixth variable, neutron flux, is introduced by confounding on higher-order interactions. An ex… more
Date: July 18, 1962
Creator: Gardiner, D.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Detection sensitivity of x-ray CT imaging for NDE of green-state ceramics

Description: Improved ceramic-processing methods that use pressure slip-casting and injection molding are being developed at Norton Advanced Ceramics, with a goal of producing reliable structural ceramics for advanced heat engines. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of ceramic parts at different stages of processing can provide useful diagnostic information to help improve processing techniques. For example, an evaluation of density gradients in as-cast green-body samples can be used to judge mold performance … more
Date: 1991~
Creator: Gopalsami, N.; Rizo, P.; Ellingson, W. A. & Tracey, D. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Particulate behavior in a controlled-profile pulverized coal-fired reactor: A study of coupled turbulent particle dispersion and thermal radiation transport

Description: This report describes recent progress in a fundamental, three-year investigation of the coupled problem of turbulent particle dispersion and thermal radiation transport. The project's objective is to make measurements of particle size, velocity, number density, temperature and wall radiant heat flux in a parametrically-controlled reactor presently existent at Brigham Young University (BYU). Although the study proposed here is primarily designed to provide experimental data not currently availab… more
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Queiroz, M. & Webb, B.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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