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Chemical Technology Division Unit Operations Section Monthly Progress Report, September 1961

Description: Nine samples of ThO/sub 2/ -UO/sub 2/ prepared as part of the solgel process development studies showed no consistent effects from small variations in several process parameters. The reaction of methane and copper oxide was studied. Engineering studies of the continuous dissolution of simulated U-Zr-Sn fuels in 6.5 M NH4F, 0.6-1.0 M NH/sub 4/NO/sub 3/, 0.1 M H/sub 2/O/sub 2/ were continued in modified 6-in.-dia. equipment. A total of 1642 kg of U from NaK bonded SRE Core I fuel rods wad dejacke… more
Date: April 1, 1962
Creator: Whatley, M. E.; Haas, P. A.; Horton, R. W.; Ryon, A. D.; Suddath, J. C. & Watson, C. D.
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TCT hybrid preconceptual blanket design studies

Description: The conceptual design of a tokamak fusion-fission (hybrid) reactor, which produces electric power and fissile material, has been performed in a cooperative effort between Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Battelle's Pacific Northwest Laboratories (PNL). PPPL, who had overall project lead responsibility, designed the fusion driver system. Its core consists of a tokamak plasma maintained in the two-component torus (TCT) mode by both D and T beams and having a single null poloidal d… more
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Aase, D. T.; Bampton, M. C. C.; Doherty, T. J.; Leonard, B. R.; McCann, R. A.; Newman, D. F. et al.
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Coal Technology Program. Progress report for November 1977

Description: A block of Pittsburgh seam bituminous coal and a block of Wyodak subbituminous coal were pyrolyzed under reducing gas in support of in situ gasification. Information from previously completed block pyrolysis of bituminous coal under an argon atmosphere show that differences in evolved gas result from differences in heating rates. Compared to block pyrolysis at 0.3 C/sup 0//min, block pyrolysis at 3 C/sup 0//min produces less gas but gas with a higher heating value, yielding a higher overall pyr… more
Date: January 1, 1978
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Investigation of joining techniques for advanced austenitic alloys

Description: Modified Alloys 316 and 800H, designed for high temperature service, have been developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Assessment of the weldability of the advanced austenitic alloys has been conducted at the University of Tennessee. Four aspects of weldability of the advanced austenitic alloys were included in the investigation.
Date: May 1, 1991
Creator: Lundin, C. D.; Qiao, C. Y. P.; Kikuchi, Y.; Shi, C. & Gill, T. P. S.
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Research, development and demonstration of nickel-iron batteries for electric vehicle propulsion. Annual report for 1979

Description: Research progress in the development of Ni/Fe batteries (electrodes in particular) for the period is described. The negative plate demonstrated a reliable lifetime of almost 1000 cycles; 20 mm positive plates were proved feasible; prototype cells yielded output at about 50 Wh/kg and 100 Wh/liter; program goals of 20% greater than these figures appear feasible. 27 figures, 20 tables. (RWR)
Date: June 1, 1980
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Corrosion Behavior of Reactor Materials in Fluoride Salt Mixtures

Description: Molten fluoride salts, because of their radiation stability and ability to contain both Th and U, offer important advantages as high-temperature fuel solutions for nuclear reactors and as media suitable for nuclear fuel processing. Both applications have stimulated experimental and theoretical studies of the corrosion processes by which molten salt mixtures attack potential reactor materials. Corrosion experiments with fluoride salts which were conducted in support of the Molten-Salt Reactor E … more
Date: September 19, 1962
Creator: DeVan, J. H. & Evans, R. B., III
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EFFECT OF NEUTRON IRRADIATION ON MATERIALS SUBJECTED TO MULTI-AXIAL STRESS DISTRIBUTIONS. Quarterly Report for the Period Ending June 30, 1962

Description: Activities in a program to determine the effects of neutron irradiation on A-302B steel are reported. Plans are discussed concerning performance tests on tensile, notched tensile, tube, and Charpy specimens. An irradiation capsule design was finalized. A theoretical analysis of the critical conditions arising in a tube subjected to both internal pressure and axial load is included. (J.R.D.)
Date: August 13, 1962
Creator: Trozera, T A
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Evaluation of Subsize Izod Specimen Designs for Determining the Notch Toughness of Zircaloy-2

Description: Correlations were made on Zircaloy-2 Izod impact data and Charpy-V drop- weight data. Subsize Izod impact specimens of various geometries and notch configurations and standard ASTM Charpy-V specimens were prepared from bar and plate stock and tested. Drop-weight tests were also conducted and the NDT (nil- ductility transition) temperature was determined for 1/2 in. Zircaloy-2 plate. Results show that the impact properties of Zircaloy-2 are sensitive to hydrogen concentration, specimen and notch… more
Date: October 1, 1962
Creator: Prislinger, J. J.
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Delayed Failure Hydrogen Embrittlement of Zirconium. Quarterly Report No. 1, September 15, 1961 to December 14, 1961

Description: A research program to determine the extent to which Zr and Zircaloy-2 exhibits delayed fnilure (static fatigue) as caused by absorbed H/sub 2/ and applied stress is outlined. Dynamic tensile tests were carried out on Zr and Zircaloy-2 without and wlth 200 ppm H/sub 2/. Preliminary results of a delayed failure investigation suggest that Zr containing 200 ppm H/sub 2/ is relatively insensitive to delayed ailure at room temperature up to 900 hr. (D.L.C.)
Date: January 1, 1962
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Effects of Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Normal Uranium Dingot

Description: Fatigue properties of normal uranium dingot for rotating beam specimens between 150 and 600 deg C are shown as S-N diagrams and are also given by an empirical equation of the form S = bN/sub m/, where S is the stress, N the number of cycIes, and b and m temperature dependent parameters. Tensile properties for temperatures ranging from 30 to 700 deg C are presented in tabular form and as stress-strain diagrams. All of the properties were found to decrease in value with increasing temperature exc… more
Date: January 1, 1962
Creator: Pederson, K. & Murphy, G.
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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.
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Elastic constants and the structural phase transition in La sub 2-x Sr sub x CuO sub 4

Description: Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy is used to measure the temperature dependence of all six elastic moduli of La{sub 2-x}Sr{sub x}CuO{sub 4}. A giant softening (> 50% reduction) in the in-plane shear modulus, c{sub 66}, is observed and is attributed to the tetragonal-orthorhombic structural phase transition in this material. This phase transition and the corresponding softening is examined with a simple anharmonic mechanical model and a macroscopic Ginsburg-Landau formalism exploiting the full sy… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Sarrao, J.L.; Lei, Ming; Stekel, A.; Bell, T.M.; Leisure, R. G.; Sham, L.J. et al.
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Elastic properties of monoclinic hafnium oxide

Description: The elastic properties of monoclinic hafnium oxide were studied as functions of porosity, temperature and grain size. An important finding of this study was that hafnium oxide is subject to microcracking when the grain size exceeds a critical value between 2 and 3 mu m. The behavior of the elastic moduli with porosity and temperature for crack-free hafnium oxide was typical for polycrystalline ceramics. The nature of the thermal expansion and the internal friction supported this finding. The el… more
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Dole, S.L.
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Techniques and processes for the measurement of the resonances of small single crystals

Description: The mechanical resonances of small oriented single crystals of materials of interest to basic science and engineering can be used to determine all the elastic moduli and the ultrasonic attenuation of these materials. To measure the resonances of the samples without introducing the resonances of the measuring system requires that the transducers be non-resonant at the frequencies of interest, and that they be well isolated from their mounts. However, for samples near 1 mm in the largest dimensio… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Migliori, A.; Stekel, A.; Sarrao, J.L.; Visscher, W.M.; Bell, T. & Lei, M.
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Research, development and demonstration of lead-acid batteries for electric vehicle propulsion. Annual report, 1979

Description: This report describes work performed from October 1, 1978 to September 30, 1979. The approach for development of both the Improved State-of-the-Art (ISOA) and Advanced lead-acid batteries is three pronged. This approach concentrates on simultaneous optimization of battery design, materials, and manufacturing processing. The 1979 fiscal year saw the achievement of significant progress in the program. Some of the major accomplishments of the year are outlined. 33 figures, 13 tables. (RWR)
Date: June 1, 1980
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