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PRTR second generation shim assembly

Description: From introduction: "This document discusses the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly prototype for use in the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor."
Date: November 1964
Creator: Rasmussen, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fast Critical Assembly Safeguards. Summary Report, October 1978 - September 1979, Volume 2

Description: PART 1: The effectiveness of a neutron well correlation counter (NWCC) and a random driver (RD) for plutonium-containing item assay and loss detection has been studied. The items were 4 in. x 2 in. x 1/4 in. stainless steel-clad metal plates and 6 in. x 3/8 in. stainless steel-clad oxide rods, each in two types of containment. PART 2: A neutron-counting/fuel-weighting system has been developed to provide the capability to assay the ZPR-6 and -9 plutonium fuel canisters rapidly and accurately. T… more
Date: September 1980
Creator: Winslow, G. H.; Bellinger, F. O.; Scharping, R. A.; Rusch, G. K. & Groh, E. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plutonium Calorimetry and SNM Holdup Measurements, Progress Report: March 1976-August 1976

Description: The calorimetric instrumentation developed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for making nondestructive measurements of the plutonium content of fuel rods is discussed. Measurements with these instruments are relatively fast (i.e., 15 to 20 minutes) when compared to the several hours usually required with more conventional calorimeters and for this reason are called ''fast-response.'' Most of the discussion concerns the One-Meter and the Four-Meter Fuel-Rod Calorimeters and the Analytical Sma… more
Date: February 1977
Creator: Brumbach, S. B.; Finkbeiner, A. M.; Lewis, R. N. & Perry, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Program for Development and Evaluation of Nondestructive Assay Techniques for Plutonium Holdup

Description: An outline is presented for an experimental program to develop and evaluate nondestructive assay techniques applicable to holdup measurement in plutonium-containing fuel fabrication facilities. The current state-of-the-art in holdup measurements is reviewed. Various aspects of the fuel fabrication process and the fabrication facility are considered for their potential impact on holdup measurements. The measurement techniques considered are those using gamma-ray counting, neutron counting, and t… more
Date: May 1977
Creator: Brumbach, S. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Magnetically Assisted Chemical Separation (MACS) Process : Preparation and Optimization of Particles for Removal of Transuranic Elements

Description: This report describes the development of a separation process for TRU elements from various high-level waste streams.
Date: September 1994
Creator: Nuñez, Luis; Kaminski, M.; Bradley, C.; Buchholz, B. A.; Landsberger, S.; Aase, S. B. et al.
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Test and Evaluation of the Argonne BPAC10 Series Air Chamber Calorimeter Designed for 20 Minute Measurements

Description: This paper is the final report on DOE-OSS Task ANLE88002 Fast Air Chamber Calorimetry.'' The task objective was to design, construct, and test an isothermal air chamber calorimeter for plutonium assay of bulk samples that would meet the following requirements for sample power measurement: average sample measurement time less than 20 minutes. Measurement of samples with power output up to 10 W. Precision of better than 1% RSD for sample power greater than 1 W. Precision better than 0.010 watt SD… more
Date: October 1990
Creator: Perry, Ronald B.; Fiarman, Sidney; Jung, Erwin A. & Cremers, Teresa
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Determination of Total Plutonium in the Presence of Aluminum

Description: Introduction: "The adoption of aluminum nitrate as salting agent in the Redox process made it imperative that a method be available for determining plutonium in the presence of aluminum. However, large amounts of aluminum have been found to interfere with the determination of plutonium by the lanthanum fluoride procedure. Previous attempts to increase the accuracy of the lanthanum fluoride method, by precipitating LaF3 from 4 M HF (rather than 2 M), have been successful only when the initial pl… more
Date: February 10, 1950
Creator: Burns, R. E. & Barton, G. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Development of Plutonium Electrodeposition Methods : Interim Report

Description: From introduction: "The following report presents a body of information obtained in the Health Instrument Development Laboratory from September, 1948, to the present, and is intended to be a preliminary review of [the study of electrodeposition of plutonium]. Many improvements in technique and methods and investigations along lines not explored are suggested by the present work. These will be undertaken as time permits, and reported at a later time."
Date: March 1, 1950
Creator: Schwendiman, L. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Spontaneous Fission of 48

Description: Report discussing an experiment to reinvestigate the spontaneous fission of 48 (Pu-238) in an effort to determine a more accurate value for the spontaneous fission constant that was found in a previous experiment.
Date: December 19, 1949
Creator: Jungerman, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Biology Seminar : methods of assaying for plutonium in biological materials

Description: From introduction: "Since plutonium is manufactured at the Hanford Works, a study of its effect on biological materials is important. To determine the amount of plutonium deposited in a biological sample, it is necessary to have an accurate method for extracting plutonium from these samples. Some of the different methods for plutonium assay are reviewed and given in this paper."
Date: November 1948
Creator: Case, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Preparation of Thin Films of Plutonium by Electrodeposition

Description: This report discusses methods for preparing thin films of plutonium on metallic disks, which are used for alpha energy analysis, fission counting, and preparation of geometry standards in ordinary counting. Various methods of preparation were tested and analyzed, but electrodeposition was the most effective method. Deposition was then tested, but the yields were "somewhat erratic".
Date: March 22, 1950
Creator: Miller, H. W. & Brouns, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A New Anionic Solvent Extraction Technique

Description: From abstract: "The extraction of acids with long-chain amines is described. Preliminary results on the extraction of the amine salts of polonium, plutonium and uranium are given."
Date: July 17, 1952
Creator: Moore, F. L.; Kelley, M. T. & Susano, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Survey of Radioactive Constituents in Rainwater at ORNL

Description: Technical report surveying radio-chemical analyses by ORNL's Analytical Chemistry Division and Health-Physics Division of large volumes of rainwater for plutonium, uranium, and fission products. Overall, carrying efficiencies for Al(OH)3 scavenging of rainwater were determined for these elements, as well as for Pu and U. [From Abstract, Introduction]
Date: December 4, 1950
Creator: Booksbank, W. A., Jr.; Emmons, A. H.; Gost, J. W. & Reynolds, S. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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X-ray Photometric Assay of Plutonium in Metal Castings

Description: This following report discusses certain topics pertinent to the x-ray photometric method, such as the optimum size of sample and of sample concentration, the technique of measurement for high precision, the use of easily prepared uranium standards for future calibrations and corrections for extraneous substances, and it compares results obtained by both x-ray and chemical assays.
Date: December 12, 1952
Creator: Lambert, M. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measurement of the Slow Neutron Absorption Cross Section of Some Heavy Isotopes

Description: The following report investigates cross sections for the absorption of slow neutrons of heavy isotopes. The purpose of these measurements was to determine the cross section of an isotope of element 94 for the process of fission by the absorption of a slow neutron, relative to the cross section of U235 for the same process, that is, to measure R.
Date: 1943
Creator: English, Spofford Grady
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mechanism of Carrying Pu(III) on Lanthanum Fluoride

Description: From introduction: "Analytical procedures for the determination of plutonium samples from the extraction and concentration plants utilize the carrying of the hydroxylamine-reduced trivulent plutonium by coprecipitation on lanthanum fluoride. Most other plutonium procedures also take advantage of the efficient carrying on lanthanum fluoride."
Date: April 15, 1952
Creator: Ralphs, Delbert Lloyd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of the Ratio of PU²³⁹ Fission Cross Section to U²³⁵ Fission Cross Section

Description: This report presents the final results from the investigation of the ratio of Pu-239 fission cross section to U-235 fission cross section. Three sets of plutonium and uranium foils were prepared at KAPL and were investigated to acquire the final results.
Date: February 20, 1953
Creator: Leonard, B. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Determination of Fluoride in Plutonium Metal by Thorium Titration

Description: Abstract: "A titrimetric method for the determination of fluoride in plutonium is reported. Prior to a steam distillation of the fluoride, the bulk of the plutonium is separated by precipitation of the sulfate. The fluoride in the distillate is titrated at a pH of 3.2 with 0.001 M thorium nitrate, using chrome azurol-S indicator. Applied to samples containing 1 to 15 parts per million fluoride, the recovery is 87% and the precision on the 95% confidence level is +/- 0.65 ppm."
Date: May 4, 1954
Creator: Ferguson, W. S. & Newell, D. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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