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Gadget Lending Project: Filling the Gap in Students' Equipment and Technology Needs

Description: This report documents the "Gadget Lending Project: Filling the Gap in Students' Equipment and Technology Needs" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities including the research, purchase of products, developing circulation policies, creating catalog records, preparing items for circulation, marketing and communication, creation of a LibGuide, employee training, and budget. It also addresses the project outcomes, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: Spring 2022
Creator: Keshmiripour, Setareh; Akers, Emily; Knox, Briana & Mount, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Enriching Access through Partnership: Expanding Audio/Visual Equipment Holdings at the Music Library and The Spark

Description: This report documents the "Enriching Access through Partnership: Expanding Audio/Visual Equipment Holdings at the Music Library and The Spark" project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly documents the project activities, budget, outcomes and best practices, and program continuity.
Date: January 31, 2022
Creator: Wolski, Kristin; Fernandez, Sabino & Brubaker, Blaine
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data

Description: This report documents the "Improving Subjects in the Digital Collections with Data" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities, budget, outcomes and other results, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: January 2022
Creator: Tarver, Hannah; Miles, Chassidy & Zipperer, Rachael
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Making Music Accessible in the UNT Digital Libraries

Description: This report documents the "Making Music Accessible in the UNT Digital Libraries" project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the project purpose, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and program continuity.
Date: September 21, 2021
Creator: Hicks, William & Cleveland, Susannah, 1972-
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project

Description: This report documents the Special Collections Spanish Translation Pilot Project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project purpose, activities, budget, outcomes and best practices, and program continuity.
Date: December 14, 2021
Creator: Parker, Jaimi; Judkins, Julie & Knighton, Maia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI)

Description: This report documents the Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative (TALI) project funded by the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report briefly describes the project scope, activities, budget, outcomes, best practices, and project continuity.
Date: December 20, 2021
Creator: Leuzinger, Julie & Condrey, Coby
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Aim for Accessibility: Creating Accessible LibGuides for Library Patrons

Description: This report documents the "Aim for Accessibility: Creating Accessible LibGuides for Library Patrons" funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities, the budget, project outcomes, other relevant results/information, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: 2020/2021
Creator: Roy, Meranda M.; Stayton, Jennifer & Ranjit, Utsav
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Little Scrappy's Search: A Library Breakout

Description: This report documents the "Little Scrappy's Search: A Library Breakout" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities, budget, project outcomes, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: January 27, 2022
Creator: Monahan, Jo; Newsom, Matina & Robson, Diane
Partner: UNT Libraries
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MEI at UNT: Towards a Semantic Presentation of Music Scores

Description: This report documents the "MEI at UNT: Towards a Semantic Presentation of Music Scores" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities, budget, outcomes and other results/information, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: January 31, 2022
Creator: Feustle, Maristella; Cleveland, Susannah, 1972-; La Spata, Adam; Morris, Laikin; Wodny, Anna; Esperante, Daniel et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Increasing Music Accessibility for Patrons With Print Disabilities

Description: This report documents the "Increasing Music Accessibility for Patrons With Print Disabilities" project funded through the Dean's Innovation Grant. The final report describes the project activities, budget, outcomes and other relevant results/information, best practices, and future program continuity.
Date: January 31, 2022
Creator: Brubaker, Blaine; Wolski, Kristin & Fernandez, Sabino
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Mental Health Collection Evaluation Report

Description: This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Mental Health collection to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was determined that the collection was currently meeting patrons' needs, and some recommendations for future collection maintenance and enhancements for specific key areas were included.
Date: April 1, 2022
Creator: Harker, Karen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Summer Institute Programs: A Synthesis of Best Practices

Description: A spring 1994 report outlining best practices for Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) instruction within NTIEVA Summer Institute programs.
Date: Spring 1994
Creator: Wilson, Brent & Rubin, Blanche
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Chemistry Division Semiannual Progress Report for Period Ending June 20, 1955

Description: Continued work on the adsorbability of metal complexes from concentrated LiCl solutions and LiCl-HCl mixtures on a strong-base anion-exchange resin further demonstrated the much higher adsorbability of these complexes from LiCl solutions than from HCl solutions. The effect is believed to be due to the formation of less strongly adsorbed undissociated chloro-complex acids in the case of the HCl solutions.
Date: June 20, 1955
Creator: Taylor, E. H. & Bredig, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effects of Reactor Irradiation of Thorium-Uranium Alloy Fuel Plates

Description: Several plates of 98.7% Th - 1.2% U 235 (clad in aluminum) were irradiated in the MTR for an integrated flux of 2.6 x 10 21 neutrons/cm2. Although these samples represent an early development in bonding of aluminum to thorium and there are better methods at present, the bond proved to be quite strong and both clad and core were dimensionally stable under irradiation. The production of uranium 233 was as much as theory would indicate and the total amount of fissionable material material after irradiation and after decay of the protactinium 233 was greater than before irradiation. A fuel element of this nature appears to offer excellent potentialities from the standpoint of radiation stability.
Date: September 7, 1955
Creator: Carrell, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Evaluation of the Corrosion and Oxidation Resistance of High-Temperature Brazing Alloys

Description: The fabrication of heat exchangers and radiators to be used in conjunction with high-temperature nuclear reactors may present exceedingly complex problems. Rigid heat transfer requirements may necessitate the use of compact assemblies of thin-walled small-diameter tubes as integral parts of the heat transfer units. Intricate designs may also be required in which cooling fins must be securely joined to the tubes at closely spaced intervals. In addition to the difficulties in fabrication imposed by the designs themselves, the high operating temperatures involved require the careful selection of materials and joining techniques. The choice of fabrication procedure for a given component must not only be based upon the stresses and temperatures to be encountered, but also upon special factors peculiar to nuclear service. Since many reactor applications employ highly corrosive environments, compatibility of the structural ma terials with the corrosive media is of paramount importance. The low nuclear cross-section require ment for brazing alloys to be used inside the re actor also places stringent limitations on the possible choices of in-pile applications. The use of boron in alloys for certain service may not be considered feasible, for example, because of its high nuclear absorption cross section. Although welding is used extensively in the construction of radiators and heat exchangers, high-temperature brazing is also attractive for several applications. In Fig. 1, a photograph of a liquid-metal-to-air radiator, it can be seen that brazing serves as the most feasible method of attaching cooling fins to thin-walled tubes. Typical of the joints obtainable is that shown in Fig. 2, in which are shown stainless-steel-clad-copper high-conductivity fins2 brazed to an Inconel tube.
Date: November 7, 1956
Creator: Hoffman, E. E.; Leitten, C. F., Jr.; Patriarca, P.; Slaughter, G. M.; Pope, J. E.; Shubert, C. E. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Statistical Evaluation of Methods for the Analysis of Dibasic Aluminum Nitrate (DIBAN)

Description: The indicated methods for determining the following constituents of Diban, which is an aqueous solution of dibasic aluminum nitrate, Al(OH)2NO3, were evaluated statistically: 1aluminum by gravimetric, volumetric, and spectrophotometric procedures, 2. basicity (hydroxyl value) by formation of an aluminum complex and titration of the free acid with standard alkali solution, 3. total nitrogen by the Kjeldahl method, 4. ammonia by the Kjeldahl method, and 5. nitrates by means of a cation-exchange resin and titration of the liberated acid with standard alkali solution. Recommendations are made regarding the preferred methods of determining the constituents in dibasic aluminum nitrate and regarding means of minimizing errors in these analyses.
Date: September 16, 1955
Creator: Surak, J. G.; Thomason, P. F. & Haaen, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Materials for a Water Cooled and Moderated Reactor

Description: An investigation of the materials for use in the water-moderated and cooled Aray Package Power Reactor (APPR) operating at about 500°F was made. The available literature was analyzed, and the results of the different investigators were compared and averaged. Twenty different materials, including stainless steels, nickel alloys, Stellites and others, were investigated from the point of view of physical properties, susceptibility to radiation damage, and corrosion resistance. Corrosion rates were established for all the materials under various conditions, such as irradiation, flow, weld, stress, and various water conditions. Type-304 stainless steel was selected as the basic structural material. Operating conditions, to maintain minimum corrosion, were established also.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Scheib, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Materials for a Water Cooled and Moderated Reactor

Description: An investigation of the materials for use in the water-moderated and cooled Aray Package Power Reactor (APPR) operating at about 500°F was made. The available literature was analyzed, and the results of the different investigators were compared and averaged. Twenty different materials, including stainless steels, nickel alloys, Stellites and others, were investigated from the point of view of physical properties, susceptibility to radiation damage, and corrosion resistance. Corrosion rates were established for all the materials under various conditions, such as irradiation, flow weld, stress, and various water conditions. Type-304 stainless steel was selected as the basic structural material. Operating conditions, to maintain minimum corrosion, were established also.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Scheib, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aqueous Uranium Slurry Studies

Description: A summary of the laboratory development program on aqueous uranium slurry fuels for the Homogenous Reactor Project during the period April 1951 through March 1953 is presented. These investigations were devoted primarily to a study of the uranium oxides in aqueous suspensions. It was concluded that U(VI) was most likely to be the stable valence state in such slurry fuels and it was shown that β-UO3·H2O platelet crystals were the stable modification at 250°C. Very pure slurries of β-UO3·H2O platelets, uranium concentration of 250g/liter and average particle size of about 10 μ, had favorable settling rates and could be easily redispersed. Their viscosity and corrosion rate in stainless steel were comparable with those in water. Exposure of these slurries to pile radiation disclosed that radiolytic hydrogen and oxygen gas pressure comparable in magnitude to those of uncatalyzed uranyl sulfate solutions could be expected. Fission products in the irradiated slurries were predominantly associated with the solids. Radiation also tended to promote caking of these solids on the walls of the radiation bombs. Uranyl phosphate and the magnesium uranates were briefly investigated as alternate system but were not found satisfactory. The program was discontinued before the feasibility of uranium slurries for reactor fuels could be definitely established.
Date: October 20, 1955
Creator: Blomeke, J. O.; Bamberg, J. L.; Blomeke, J. O.; Bruce, F. R.; Fulmer, J. M.; McBride, J. P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Extraction and Recovery of Uranium (and Vanadium) from Acidic Liquors with DI (2-Ethylhexyl) Phosphoric Acid and Some Other Organophosphorus Acids

Description: Bench scale studies have been made of the recovery of uranium from acid leach liquors (and slurries) by solvent extracting with di (2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid in an organic diluent. Uranium may be stripped from the organic solvent by either alkaline or acidic reagents, the former having been studied in greater detail. On the basis of these tests, a recovery process may be considered which shows promise both from the standpoint of operation and chemical costs. Under proper conditions, vanadium can also be extracted by the di (2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid and stripping again may be accomplished with either acidic or alkaline reagents. Preliminary studies have been made of these possibilities. In addition to di (2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid, some other organophosphorus acids, have been cursorily examined in respect to their extraction and/or stripping performance.
Date: May 13, 1955
Creator: Blake, C. A.; Brown, K. B.; Coleman, C. F.; Horner, D. E. & Schmitt, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report For Period Ending June 10, 1955

Description: The development of the reactor layout is continuing. New features that have been incorporated because of stress, fluid flow, or fabricability considerations include an elliptical fuel expansion tank, a rounded dome to enclose the top of the reactor, a newly designed sodium pump impeller, and other related items. Recently completed heat exchanger tests yielded consistent data from which a series of heat exchangers is being designed. The most promising of these will be chosen for the ART.
Date: July 28, 1955
Creator: Jordan, W. H.; Cromer, S. J.; Strough, R. I.; Miller, A. J. & Savolainen, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homogenous Reactor Project Quarterly Progress Report For Period Ending April 30, 1955

Description: Part I. Experimental Reactors: The effect of prompt-neutron lifetime upon reactor safety was investigated for the HRT. It was found that for a given pressure rise the allowable rate of reactivity addition was relatively insensitive to the average prompt-neutron lifetime, although the rate de creased somewhat with decreasing lifetime for the higher pressure rises. With only source neutrons present and the reactor initially subcritical, the allowable rate was practically independent of the initial value of k£. For a core-pressure rise of 400 psi, the corresponding rate of reactivity addition was about 0.8% per second; for a pressure rise of 4000 psi, the rate was 2.5 to 3.0% per second. Part II. Thorium Breeder Reactor: An economic study of one-region thorium breeder reactors was completed. Where possible, the process characteristics and cost factors were the same as those used previously in studies of two-region-type reactors. The mini mum-cost reactor is about 12 ft in diameter, operating with 260 g of thorium per liter on a chemical processing cycle of about 450 days. The ratio of U232 to U233 produced is approximately 2 x 10~4 VIM in the minimum-cost one-region system, compared with 4 x 10 5 in the two-region system. The unit cost of power is 0.9 mill/kwhr higher than for the optimum two-region reactor if it is assumed that the fixed costs for both reactor types are equal and that each reactor delivers 125 Mw of electrical power.
Date: June 30, 1955
Creator: Swartout, J. A.; Winters, C. E.; Beall, S. E.; Lane, J. A.; Briggs, R. B.; Bohlmann, E. G. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diffusion of Ions in a Plasma Across a Magnetic Field

Description: A theoretical and experimental investigation of the coefficient for diffusion of ions across a magnetic field Is described. The resultant diffusion coefficient is found to vary inversely as the square of the magnetic field strength, in accord with the usual collison-diffusion theory. The magnitude of the coefficient is much larger (x700) than the coefficient predicted by the usual ambipolar diffusion theory. This discrepancy is resolved by showing that diffusion across a magnetic field is not ambipolar in character in most arc experiments. The final experimental and theoretical values are in good agreement, and it is unecessary to postulate any additional diffusion mechanisms, such as plasma oscillations.
Date: July 1955
Creator: Simon, Albert & Neidign, Rodger V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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