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Preparation of bismuth powder

Description: The Purpose of this manual is to describe preparation of bismuth powder for use in process operations. Bismuth powder is to be prepared in Room 232 of ``T`` Building where all necessary apparatus is installed.
Date: February 15, 1949
Creator: Cox, G.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Project 9536 HEW Building 105: Conference on welding design and technique

Description: On February 4 at a conference in T.C. Gary`s office attended by Messrs. Wood, Gary, H.T. Daniels, Burns and C.R. Johnson, the design of the strap plates on the front and rear shields of the pile was discussed from the standpoint of welding technique in the field. Discussion of the design centered about the plug welding of the plates to the Laminated blocks and the ability of the field to perform this work properly. It was decided that welding specialists should be consulted prior to the beginning of the actual field erection in order that the best technique could be employed to guarantee good workmanship. It was agreed that a conference with such specialists should embrace both the features of the design as well as the practical phases of welding itself. This report provides details of this conference.
Date: February 15, 1944
Creator: Daniels, H.T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A design for a removable floor-drain grill and trap for use in radioactive risk areas

Description: A design is proposed for a removable drainage grill and trap for floor drains in radioactive risk areas. One simple element provides free liquid run off, an air and fume barrier, and ready access for cleaning or replacement in event of contamination. Application may be made to existing and future untrapped drains.
Date: June 15, 1949
Creator: Olt, R.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A THEOREM AND ITS APPLICATION TO FINITE TAMPERS

Description: A theorem is derived which is useful in the analysis of neutron problems in which all neutrons have the same velocity. It is applied to determine extrapolated end-points, the asymptotic amplitude from a point source, and the neutron density at the surface of a medium. Formulas for the effect of finite tampers are derived by its aid, and their accuracy is discussed.
Date: August 15, 1946
Creator: Feynman, R.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Production for Mesons by X-rays

Description: At the spring, 1949, meeting of the National Academy of Sciences(l) a preliminary account was given of some observations of mesons produced by the 335 Mev x-ray beam from the Berkeley synchrotron. The present paper is a progress report of this work; no claim is made for completeness, but sufficient new data are available to make publication at this time worth while, especially since some of the numerical results given in the earlier report require revision. The x-ray beam, produced by the impact of 335 Mev electrons on a 20 mil thick platinum target, has a width at half maximum of 0.0135 radian (about 1 inch at 6 feet from the target). In all but the earliest experiments the beam was further defined by a 1 inch hole in a lead block, then passed through a piece of carbon which served as the meson source. The x-ray intensity at one meter from the target was about 3500 r per hour (measured behind 1/8 inch of lead) under the best running conditions; the average was about half this. The actual exposures at the carbon meson source (6 feet from the target) ranged from 500 to 2000 r in the later runs. Mesons were recorded on Ilford nuclear plates; the highest density of meson endings observed was about 100 per square centimeter in a 100 micron emulsion. In the following sections the experimental conditions and some of the results are described in more detail.
Date: September 15, 1949
Creator: McMillan, Edwin M.; Peterson, Jack & White, R. Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiments on the Effect of Atomic Electrons on the DecayConstant of Be7 II.

Description: A comparison of the decay constants of Be{sup 7} in beryllium oxide and in beryllium fluoride has given {lambda}{sub BeO}-{lambda}{sub BeF{sub 2}} = (+1.375 {+-} 0.053)10{sup -3}{lambda}{sub BeO} thus showing a definite effect of the chemical binding on the radioactive decay constant.
Date: June 15, 1949
Creator: Leininger, R.F.; Segre, E. & Wiegand, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Founding of the Brookhaven National Laboratory - Associated Universities, Inc.

Description: At the end of the war it became apparent that the teamwork of government and scientific institutions, which had been so effective in wartime work, must somehow be perpetuated in order to insure the continued progress of nuclear science in peace time. The enormous expense of the tools needed to pursue the next steps in this research -- nuclear reactors and high energy accelerators -- and the shortage of scientifically trained personnel pointed towards the establishment of a cooperative laboratory. Such a laboratory, using government funds, could carry out a comprehensive research program that would benefit the many interested research groups throughout the country. As a result of the wartime programs under the Manhattan District, centers of research in nuclear science were already active at the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California, at Los Alamos in New Mexico, at the Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and at the Argonne Laboratory in Chicago. No analogous nuclear research laboratories, however, had developed in the Northeast, and since so much of the nation's scientific talent and industrial activities are concentrated in the northeastern states, it was proposed that a new laboratory be established near New York City. As a result of this plan, the Brookhaven National Laboratory is now in operation at Upton, Long Island. The work of this Laboratory is performed under a contract between the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and a corporation, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) , formed by representatives of nine of the larger private universities in the northeast: Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, the University of Rochester, and Yale. The purpose of this laboratory is the advancement of knowledge in the fundamentals of nuclear science, the extension of its application to other fields, and the training of young scientists ...
Date: January 15, 1948
Creator: LABORATORY, BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Progress Report No. 65 Aug. 15-Sept. 15, 1948

Description: This is a progress report on the following: (1) 184-inch Cyclotron Program; (2) 60-inch Cyclotron Operation; (3) Synchrotron Program; (4) Linear Accelerator Operation; (5) Experimental Physics; (6) Theoretical Physics; (7) Isotope Separation Program; (8) Chemistry; (9) Medical Physics; and (10) Health Chemistry and Physics.
Date: September 15, 1948
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

100 Areas, February 5--February 11

Description: This report gives the weekly status for the B, D, and F piles. Also given is the reactivity status at the end of the week for each pile. Process water control and pressure drop studies are discussed. Finally a brief discussion is given of the graphite expansion problem.
Date: February 15, 1946
Creator: Jordan, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Requirements for heater test element

Description: The test unit is to simulate the conditions existing in the ``active``section of a pile process tube. This section is loaded with 64 slugs each of length equal to 4.3767 inches, giving an overall active length of 23.34 feet. The figure of 4.3767 inches is the overall length of the aluminum can, rather than that of the slug proper. The calculations tabulated on the accompanying data sheet are representative of the conditions of operation of the ``maximum performance tube`` in the pile. The resistance of a heater element with the specified wall thickness is such as to give a total heating of 552 Kw (corresponding to an 800 mw operating level) with a current of 13,000 amperes flowing through the tube. The heating distribution is a sine curve with a maximum heating of 33.56 Kw/ft. at the center. No attempt will be made to simulate the heating distribution in the aluminum end cap.
Date: November 15, 1949
Creator: Roy, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sand filter pilot proposal

Description: This report is a short communication concerning the performance of pilot plant sand filters at Building 292-B at Hanford Atomic Products Operation. (VC)
Date: July 15, 1948
Creator: Stainken, F. A. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Review of stuck slugs

Description: Records show that difficulty has been encountered with the discharge of two tubes in B Pile, twelve in the D Pile, and fifteen in the F Pile during the period from initial start-up until March 15, 1948. In sixteen cases the tubes have been replaced, six of the tubes which were in the fringe have been made air tubes, four did not warrant replacement, and three are to be replaced in the future. General statistics for these twenty-nine tubes are presented with additional details in this report.
Date: March 15, 1948
Creator: Alexander, W. K. & Woods, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Site ``W`` description

Description: This site description of the Hanford Reservation from February 1943 gives size, topography, geology, population, water supply, railroad, highway, power, meteorological, and valuation information. Maps are included.
Date: February 15, 1943
Creator: Grady, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department