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Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative AFC-1D, AFC-1G and AFC-1H End of FY-06 Irradiation Report

Description: The U. S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) seeks to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to transmute the long-lived transuranic actinide isotopes contained in spent nuclear fuel into shorter-lived fission products, thereby dramatically decreasing the volume of material requiring disposition and the long-term radiotoxity and heat load of high-level waste sent to a geologic repository. The AFC-1 irradiation experiments on transmutation fuels are expected to provide irradiation performance data on non-fertile and low-fertile fuel forms specifically, irradiation growth and swelling, helium production, fission gas release, fission product and fuel constituent migration, fuel phase equilibria, and fuel-cladding chemical interaction. Contained in this report are the to-date physics evaluations performed on three of the AFC-1 experiments; AFC-1D, AFC-1G and AFC-1H. The AFC-1D irradiation experiment consists of metallic non-fertile fuel compositions with minor actinides for potential use in accelerator driven systems and AFC-1G and AFC-1H irradiation experiments are part of the fast neutron reactor fuel development effort. The metallic fuel experiments and nitride experiment are high burnup analogs to previously irradiated experiments and are to be irradiated to = 40 at.% burnup and = 25 at.% burnup, respectively. Based on the results of the physics evaluations it has been determined that the AFC-1D experiment will remain in the ATR for approximately 4 additional cycles, the AFC-1G experiment for an additional 4-5 cycles, and the AFC-1H experiment for approximately 8 additional cycles, in order to reach the desired programmatic burnup. The specific irradiation schedule for these tests will be determined based on future physics evaluations and all results will be documented in subsequent reports.
Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative AFC-1D, AFC-1G and
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Kinetics of phase growth in the Cu-Sn system and application to composite Nb3Sn strands

Description: Nb{sub 3}Sn is the superconductor most used in the R and D of high field accelerator magnets by either the wind and react or the react and wind technique. In order to program the low temperature steps of the heat treatment, the growth kinetics of Cu-Sn intermetallics was investigated as a function of duration and temperature. The diffusion constants of {eta}, {var_epsilon} and {delta} phases between 150 and 550 C were evaluated using Cu-Sn model samples. Statistical and systematic errors were thoroughly evaluated for an accurate data analysis. Next the behavior of Internal Tin and Modified Jelly Roll Nb{sub 3}Sn composites was compared with the model predictions.
Date: November 18, 2002
Creator: al.1, Emanuela Barzi et
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Hadronic Contributions to R and G-2 from Initial-State-Radiation Data

Description: I review the recent efforts to improve the precision of the prediction of the anomalous moment of the muon, in particular of the hadronic contribution of the vacuum polarization, which is the contribution with the largest uncertainty. Focus is given to the recent result for e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} by the BaBar collaboration, obtained using events with radiation in the initial state.
Date: April 6, 2012
Creator: Bernard, Denis, 1 & Polytechnique, /Ecole
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[General orders no. 2, January 13, 1865]

Description: General orders no. 2 specifies five orders that will promote uniformity in reports and returns. These orders will also prevent illegal and irregular details in reports or returns.
Date: January 13, 1865
Creator: Headquarters 1st Seperate Brigade
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[General orders no. 2, January 13, 1865]

Description: General orders no. 2 specifies five orders that will promote uniformity in reports and returns. These orders will also prevent illegal and irregular details in reports or returns.
Date: January 13, 1865
Creator: Headquarters 1st Seperate Brigade
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[General orders no. 4, February 16, 1865]

Description: General orders no. 4 specifies the following calls that would be observed by the soldiers on duty in this command. The daily call schedule is detailed and additional specifications to the schedule are noted.
Date: February 16, 1865
Creator: Headquarters 1st Seperate Brigade
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Synthesis and Characterization of Templated Ion Exchange Resins for the Selective Complexation of Actinide Ions

Description: The purpose of this research is to develop a polymeric extractant for the selective complexation of uranyl ions (and subsequently other actinyl and actinide ions) from aqueous solutions (lakes, streams, waste tanks and even body fluids). Chemical insights into what makes a good complexation site will be used to synthesize reagents tailor-made for the complexation of uranyl and other actinide ions. These insights, derived from studies of molecular recognition include ion coordination number and geometry, ionic size and ionic shape, as well as ion to ligand thermodynamic affinity. Selectivity for a specific actinide ion will be obtained by providing the polymers with cavities lined with complexing ligands so arranged as to match the charge, coordination number, coordination geometry, and size of the actinide metal ion. These cavity-containing polymers will be produced by using a specific ion (or surrogate) as a template around which monomeric complexing ligands will be polymerized. The complexing ligands will be ones containing functional groups known to form stable complexes with a specific ion and less stable complexes with other cations. Prior investigator's approaches for making templated resins for metal ions have had marginal success. We have extended and amended these methodologies in our work with Pb(II) and uranyl ion, by changing the order of the steps, by the inclusion of sonication, by using higher complex loading, and the selection of functional groups with better complexation constants. This has resulted in significant improvements to selectivity. The unusual shape of the uranyl ion suggests that this approach will result in even greater selectivities than already observed for Pb(II). Preliminary data obtained for uranyl templated polymers shows unprecedented selectivity and has resulted in the first ion selective electrode for uranyl ion.
Date: March 1, 2001
Creator: Murray, George M.; Uy, O. Manual murragm1@aplcomm.jhuapl.edu & uyom1@aplmsg.jhuapl.edu
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Spatial filter lens design for the main laser of the National Ignition Facility

Description: The National Ignition Facility (NIF), being designed and constructed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), comprises 192 laser beams The lasing medium is neodymium in phosphate glass with a fundamental frequency (1{omega}) of 1 053{micro}m Sum frequency generation in a pair of conversion crystals (KDP/KD*P) will produce 1 8 megajoules of the third harmonic light (3{omega} or {lambda}=351{micro}m) at the target The purpose of this paper is to provide the lens design community with the current lens design details of the large optics in the Main Laser This paper describes the lens design configuration and design considerations of the Main Laser The Main Laser is 123 meters long and includes two spatial filters one 13 5 meters and one 60 meters These spatial filters perform crucial beam filtering and relaying functions We shall describe the significant lens design aspects of these spatial filter lenses which allow them to successfully deliver the appropriate beam characteristic onto the target For an overview of NIF please see ``Optical system design of the National Ignition Facility,`` by R Edward English. et al also found in this volume.
Date: June 5, 1998
Creator: Korniski, R. J., Optics 1 Inc, Westlake Village, CA
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Conceptual Design of A 1-2 GeV Synchroton Radiation Source

Description: A description is presented of the conceptual design of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 1-2 GeV Synchrotron Radiation Source, which is designed to produce ultraviolet and soft x-ray radiation. The facility consists of an injection system (linac plus booster synchrotron), a low emittance storage ring optimized at 1.5 GeV, several insertion devices (wigglers and undulators) located in the storage ring straight sections, and beam lines from the insertion devices and bending magnets. Storage ring performance is analyzed in terms of lattice, collective instabilities and beam lifetime. The injection system and its performance are discussed. Spectral characteristics of the radiation are presented.
Date: August 1, 1986
Creator: St, The 1-2 GeV Synchrotron Radiation Source Design
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[Special orders, February 4, 1865]

Description: Special orders from Lt. Col. J. S. Platner to Capt. H. K. Redway specifying the requirements for monthly and tri-monthly reports. The orders state that the reports should include details on extra and daily duty men, as well as men on detached service. It notes that in the report's remark column the number of men in Charleston, the men who are sick, and those who are on any other kind of duty.
Date: February 4, 1865
Creator: Headquarters 1st Vet. Cavalry
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[Special orders, February 6, 1865]

Description: Special orders from Lt. A. H. Nash to Captain Hamilton K. Redway specifying that applications for furloughs should hereafter be addressed to J. M. Rife, Captain & A. A. A. General, 1st Separate Brigade,Department of West Virginia.
Date: February 6, 1865
Creator: Nash, Lt. A. H.
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[Special orders, December 31, 1864]

Description: Special orders from Lieut. Col. J. S. Platner to Lieut. Redway which order the mustering of Redway's company. It specifies that the muster rolls be sent to headquarters as soon as possible. Nash states that the muster rolls will be read as soon as Tuesday January 3, 1865.
Date: December 31, 1864
Creator: Platner, Lieutenant Colonel J. S.
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The Influence of Fold and Fracture Development on Reservoir Behavior of the Lisburne Group of Northern Alaska

Description: The Carboniferous Lisburne Group is a major carbonate reservoir unit in northern Alaska. The lisburne is detachment folded where it is exposed throughout the northeastern Brooks Range, but is relatively underformed in areas of current production in the subsurface of the North Slope. The objectives of this study are to develop a better understanding of four major aspects of the Lisburne: (1) The geometry and kinematics of detachment folds and their truncation by thrust faults, (2) The influence of folding on fracture patterns, (3) The influence of deformation on fluid flow, and (4) Lithostratigraphy and its influence on folding, faulting, fracturing, and reservoir characteristics.
Date: July 23, 2001
Creator: Wallace, Wesley K.; Hanks, Catherine L.; Whalen, Michael T.; Jensen1, Jerry; Shackleton, J. Ryan; Jadamec, Margarete A. et al.
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