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Status Report on the Argonne Advanced Research Reactor

Description: The interim design and development status is reported. The scope of the work was limited to conceptual design studies supported by critical experiments plus heat transfer and hydraulic tests. Design criteria, facility and site, reactor, core geometry and composition, fuel elements, reflector, core and reflector support structure, reactor vessel, control and instruments, primary coolant systems, secondary coolant system, auxiliary systems, experimental facilities, building layout and constructio… more
Date: November 1, 1961
Creator: Lennox, D. H.; Barts, E. W.; Batch, R. V.; Beyer, F. C.; Jorgensen, G. L.; Kelber, C. N. et al.
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First wall/blanket/shield design and optimization system

Description: First wall/blanket/shield design and optimization system (BSDOS) has been developed to provide a state-of-the-art design tool for fast accurate analysis. In addition, it has been designed to perform several other functions: (1) allowing comparison and evaluation studies for different concepts using the same data bases and ground rules, (2) permitting the use of any figure of merit in the evaluation studies, (3) optimizing the first wall/blanket/shield design parameters for any figure of merit u… more
Date: February 1, 1988
Creator: Gohar, Y.; Baker, C.; Attaya, H.; Cha, Y.; Majumdar, S. & Scandora, T.
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Measurement of energy deposited by charged-particle beams in composite targets

Description: We have measured the energy deposited in two types of composite targets by a number of charged-particle beams: targets made of /sup 238/U, Lucite, and polyethylene were exposed to 0.26-GeV protons and 0.33-GeV deuterons, and aluminum-Lucite composites were exposed to 0.5-GeV electrons. In addition, we measured neutrons and gamma rays emitted from solid targets of various materials (including /sup 238/U and iron) exposed to 0.26-GeV protons and 0.33-GeV deuterons. We used passive detectors (ther… more
Date: July 2, 1980
Creator: Farley, E.; Becker, J.; Crase, K.; Howe, R. & Selway, D.
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Computer program SCAP-BR for gamma-ray streaming through multi-legged ducts

Description: A computer program, SCAP-BR, has been developed at Burns and Roe for the gamma-ray streaming analysis through multi-legged ducts. SCAP-BR is a modified version of the single scattering code, SCAP, incorporating capabilities of handling multiple scattering and volumetric source geometries. It utilizes the point kernel integration method to calculate both the line-of-sight and scattered gamma dose rates by employing the ray tracing technique through complex shield geometries. The multiple scatter… more
Date: December 8, 1977
Creator: Byoun, T. Y.; Babel, P. J. & Dajani, A. T.
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SOLUBLE NEUTRON POISONS AS A PRIMARY CRITICALITY CONTROL IN SHIELDED AND CONTAINED RADIOCHEMICAL FACILITIES

Description: Studies indicated that the use of soluble poisons as a primary criticality control offers economic and other advantages in that it permits the factors of vessel size and shape and solution concentrations to be dictated by considerations other than those of criticality. It is believed that soluble poison criticality control can be made as reliable as other methods of coaditional control if the application is preceded by adequate development work and is monitored by multiple. independent safeguar… more
Date: July 26, 1962
Creator: Nichols, J.P.
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Measurements and Changes on SM-1 Core II During Period October 1, 1961 to May 30, 1962

Description: Tests at the SM-1 reactor are reported for the period October 1, 1961, to May 31, 1962. Loading changes were made in SM-1 Core II during the scheduled semiannual shutdowns in October to November 1961 and April to May 1962. Core physics tests include control rod bank calibrations, bank position at several temperature and xenon poison conditions vs core changes and energy release, shutdown neutron source decay and startup channel testing, and critical rod positions for stuck rod configurations. S… more
Date: July 1, 1962
Creator: Motte, F. G.; Best, W. C. & Kortheuer, J. D.
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Shielding considerations for advanced space nuclear reactor systems

Description: To meet the anticipated future space power needs, the Los Alamos National Laboratory is developing components for a compact, 100 kW/sub e/-class heat pipe nuclear reactor. The reactor uses uranium dioxide (UO/sub 2/) as its fuel, and is designed to operate around 1500 k. Heat pipes are used to remove thermal energy from the core without the use of pumps or compressors. The reactor heat pipes transfer mal energy to thermoelectric conversion elements that are advanced versions of the converters u… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Angelo, J.P. Jr. & Buden, D.
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The Radiation Leakage Survey of the Shield of the Nuclear Ship Savannah

Description: A detailed 4urvey of the radiation from the N.S. Savannah shield was made. The study was accomplished with the reactor at its full power of 69 Mw during a cruise of 2821 miles. The results of the detailed shield survey show that the design dose rate of 0.5 rem/yr for passenger spaces is not exceeded in any region to which passengers have access. ln the area restricted to crew access the design dose rate of 5.0 rem/yr is nowhere exceeded except in a small region on D'' deck in a room to which en… more
Date: August 29, 1962
Creator: Blizard, E.P.; Blosser, T.V. & Freestone, R.M. Jr.
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Spent Fuel Transfer, Storage and Shipment for PL-3

Description: In refueling development studies performed on PL-3 Phase I design, several methods of fuel transfer, storage, and shipment were investigated. An evaluation of the relative merits of the systems and designs under study, as applied to either the BWR or PWR concepts, is made and optimum designs are selected. An analysis of spent fuel shipping cask shielding requirements is presented, along with recommendations for future study in this area. (auth)
Date: March 1, 1962
Creator: Hauenstein, G. C. & Pomeroy, D. L.
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Status of reactor-shielding research in the US

Description: While reactor programs change, shielding analysis methods are improved slowly. Version-V of ENDF/B provides improved data and Version-VI will be cost effective in advanced fission reactors are to be developed in the US. Benchmarks for data and methods validation are collected and distributed in the US in two series, one primarily for FBR-related experiments and one for LWR calculational methods. For LWR design, cavity streaming is now handled adequately, if with varying degrees of elegance. Inv… more
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Maienshein, F.C.
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Superconductivity: Past, present, and future

Description: This paper provides an overview of superconductor research and development activities, with emphasis on the potential of high-{Tc} materials for future applications. Superconductor applications are grouped under the following categories: electronics/instrumentation, bulk material/castings, research devices, industrial/commercial, electric power, and transportation/propulsion. Near-term applications are typically based on thin film and cast forms of high-{Tc} materials, while large-scale applica… more
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Uherka, K.L.
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Effect of high aspect ratio on ITER maintenance design

Description: The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) baseline machine configuration and auxiliary systems design specify maintainability and repairability as fundamental requirements. Two important maintenance requirements for ITER are a device that is fully remotely maintainable, with the provision for hands-on maintenance wherever possible, and the ability to maintain components with short lives or high failure rates without moving other components or disturbing the machine's internal … more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Herrick, T.J.; Davis, F.C.; Hollis, M.J. & Lousteau, D.C.
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SOILD: A computer model for calculating the effective dose equivalent from external exposure to distributed gamma sources in soil

Description: The SOLID computer model was developed for calculating the effective dose equivalent from external exposure to distributed gamma sources in soil. It is designed to assess external doses under various exposure scenarios that may be encountered in environmental restoration programs. The models four major functional features address (1) dose versus source depth in soil, (2) shielding of clean cover soil, (3) area of contamination, and (4) nonuniform distribution of sources. The model is also capab… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Chen, S. Y.; LePoire, D.; Yu, C. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Schafetz, S. (Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY (United States)) & Mehta, P. (Fayetteville State Univ., NC (United States))
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SRE CONTROL ROD SHIELDING REQUIREMENTS

Description: Data taken on radiation traverse of the Mark 1 control rod were analyzed. Future radiation levels for all SRE control and safety rods were predicted from this. The shielding necessary to ship a complete rod and that necessary to protect a person doing maintenance work on these rods were calculated. The unshielded gamma dose rate 1 cm from the surface of the most highly activated portion of the control rod was calculated to be 5.0 x 10/sup 4/ r/hr 14 days after shutdown following an extended pow… more
Date: October 22, 1957
Creator: Whittum, H.O.
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Analysis of x-ray production in TMX upgrade

Description: TMX Upgrade (TMX-U), a tandem mirror experiment at LLNL, will use high power microwaves for electron cyclotron resonant heating (ECRH). As demonstrated on Elmo Bumpy Torus (EBT) and related experiments which use similar heating techniques, high energy electron populations are created. In these devices, which run CW, significant x-ray production occurs and adequate shielding must be provided for personnel protection. TMX-U is a pulsed experiment; however, significant x-ray production is expected… more
Date: February 4, 1982
Creator: Stallard, B. & Stephens, L.
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Engineering considerations of the advanced free electron laser facility

Description: The Advanced Free-Electron Laser (AFEL) is being built at Los Alamos inside a large laboratory building. In addition to cost and available space considerations, several engineering issues affected the design of the AFEL and its facility. The 1300-MHz, 20-MeV electron linac required extensive radiation shielding and a short rf-waveguide run. Free-Electron Lasers (FEL) and photocathode-drive laser optics required a clean, constant temperature environment. New environmental, health, and safety (ES… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Meier, K.L.
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Material Considerations in the Design of a Bulk Shield for the Fusion Engineering Device

Description: The FED bulk shield provides protection from high-energy neutrons and gamma rays and removes nuclear heat generated. Bulk shield optimization calculations were conducted using the Los Alamos ONEDANT discrete ordinates and the General Atomic PATH point kernel codes. Six candidate steel alloys were considered.
Date: January 1, 1981
Creator: Kirchner, J. & Engholm, B. A.
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Research and Development of Metal Hydrides. Summary Report for October 1, 1958-September 30, 1960

Description: A detailed study of the fundamental relations in the zirconium -- hydrogen system was made in order to clarify the many points of dispute and to evolve a complete picture describing all phases of this system. An engineering evaluation was made of means for utillzing the various high cross-section metal hydrides in shielding or control applications. These materials would combine the processes of thermalization and absorption. Consequently, they are of considerable interest for use in shielding o… more
Date: November 1, 1960
Creator: Beck, R. L.
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