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Application of Photogrammetric Techniques for Environmental Surveillance of Amchitka Island, Alaska, Annual Progress Report, July 1, 1969 - June 30, 1970

Description: Report concerning surveys made to determine the abundance and distribution of otters at Amchitka Island, Alaska, as well to document the effects of an underground nuclear reactor.
Date: March 1972
Creator: Stephan, Joachim G. & Mercier, Ian M.
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Progress Report on Refining of MgX and Other Uranium-Bearing Materials

Description: Abstract: "The effects of acidity on extraction of vanadium and molybdenum by diethyl ether are described. Solubility data for several vanadium compounds in nitrate process solutions are presented. Preliminary results on the extraction of uranium from process slurries by tributyl phosphate are reported, including data on the contaminants extracted with the uranium."
Date: unknown
Creator: Ewing, R. A.; Belcher, R. L.; Kiehl, S. J., Jr. & Bearse, A. E.
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Static Tests of Corrosion Inhibitors for Aluminum and Carbon Steel

Description: The experiments described in this report were performed for two purposes: (1) to find a chemical, or combination of chemicals, that would be effective for inhibiting corrosion of steel in static portions of the Hanford water systems, and (2) as screening tests to select candidate mixtures for further testing to replace sodium dichromate as the inhibitor of aluminum and steel corrosion in the Hanford single-pass reactor cooling water.
Date: February 1965
Creator: Richman, R. B.
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Geophysical Seismic Evaluation Study at Hanford

Description: From introduction: "In June, 1963, a geophysical research program was conducted at Hanford to determine the feasibility and desirability of using seismic methods in geohydrologic studies. Detection and delineation were desired of seven different geological features that in some sites affect the movement of liquid radioactive wastes discharged to the ground."
Date: December 1964
Creator: Brown, Ruth E.
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PRTR second generation shim assembly

Description: From introduction: "This document discusses the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly, and testing of a second generation shim rod assembly prototype for use in the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor."
Date: November 1964
Creator: Rasmussen, D. E.
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Corrosion of thorium and uranium during long-term storage

Description: From introduction: "The over-all objective of the present study was to determine the nature and extent of the present study was to determine the nature and extent of the corrosion of these materials under a variety of such storage conditions and to determine the ability of several potential protective coatings to retard this corrosion."
Date: April 10, 1962
Creator: Stephan, Elmer F.; Miller, P. D. & Fink, Frederick W.
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Fast-Neutron and Gamma Spectrum and Dose in Beryllium Oxide

Description: This report follows a series of tests run to determine the shielding properties of beryllium oxide, conducted at the Battelle Lid-Tank Shielding Facility. Neutron and gamma penetrations through and behind beryllium oxide were measured.
Date: January 11, 1961
Creator: Klingensmith, Raymond W.; Jung, Richard G.; Lindgren, William A.; Epstein, Harold M. & Chastain, Joel W.
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Effects of Ternary Additions on Aluminum-35 w/o Uranium Alloys

Description: Abstract: "The effects of a number of ternary additions on the constitution, casting, and fabricating characteristics and the physical properties of aluminum-35 w/o uranium were investigated. Initial investigations were concerned with the effects of 3 w/o ternary additions on the microstructure and press-forging characteristics of the alloy. It was found that additions of this magnitude often introduced extrinsic phases in the alloy. At the 3 w/o level, additions of germanium, silicon, tin or zirconium inhibited the formation of UAl4 and thereby increased the content of the aluminum matrix in the alloy. It was also noted that these additions decreased the pressures required for extruding, and the tin addition also improved the homogeneity of cast shapes. Lead and palladium also improved the homogeneity of the cast material; however, neither of these was an effective inhibitor of UAl4 and free lead was detected in the alloy to which lead had been added at the ternary. From these studies it appears that tin and zirconium are as effective as silicon in enhancing the fabricating characteristics of aluminum-35 w/o uranium alloys, and may prove superior when evaluated on the bases of casting qualities and recycling characteristics."
Date: October 27, 1959
Creator: Daniel, Norman E.; Foster, Ellis L. & Dickerson, Ronald F.
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Survey of End Capping Methods for Zircaloy-2-Clad Uranium Fuel Elements

Description: From Abstract: "A literature survey was made of both welding and brazing methods that might be used to minimize the amount of exposed core material and provide the longest path for corrosion in the event of a defective weld in enextruded Zircaloy-2-clad uranium and uranium-2 w/o zirconium fuel elements."
Date: October 27, 1959
Creator: Vagi, Julius J.; Koppenhofer, Roger L. & Evans, Robert M.
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Shielding Studies on Salt Slabs, Gadolinium, and Water

Description: Review of a study regarding a lid-tank shielding facility's properties, including fast-neutron and gamma dose rates and thermal-neutron fluxes, which were mapped in a symmetry plane. The removal cross section of gadolinium was determined through comparison with various other materials.
Date: October 7, 1959
Creator: Klingensmith, Raymond W.; Epstein, Harold M. & Chastain, Joel W.
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Centrifugal Casting of Aluminum-Uranium Alloys

Description: "Centrifugal-casting techniques were investigated as a method of producing hollow cylindrical extrusion billets of aluminum-35 w/o uranium. Among the variables evaluated were melt temperature, mold and pouring-spout configurations, mold speed, and method of pouring. With the equipment employed it was found that the best castings were produced stilizing a pouring temperature of 2400 F, a heavy-walled steel cylinder rotating between 700 to 900 rpm for the mold and bottom-pouring technique employing a retractable pouring spout. Sound, nonporous billets 26 in. long and 5 in. in diameter were produced with a yield after machining of over 75 per cent of the original charge. The major losses occurred in the pouring spout-and-cup assembly. This loss is relatively unaffected by the casting length; and, therefore, coatings of greater length than 26 in. should results in even greater recoveries.
Date: July 20, 1959
Creator: Daniel, Norman E.; Foster, Ellis L. & Dickerson, Ronald F.
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The Effect of Fabrication Variables on the Structure and Properties of UO₂-Stainless Steel Dispersion Fuel Plates

Description: From introduction: "This report deals with a part of the research and development studies which preceded the manufacture of fuel elements for the Gas Cooled Reactor Experiment (GCRE)." The studies evaluate the effects of varying the type and size of UO2 particles, stainless steel matrix powders, blending procedures, compacting pressures, sintering times, temperatures and atmospheres, roll-cladding temperatures and reduction rates, total cold reduction, and heat-treating times and temperatures has been made for UO2 stainless steel dispersion fuel elements."
Date: February 18, 1959
Creator: Paprocki, Stan J.; Keller, Donald L. & Cunningham, G. W.
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Canning graphite for gas-cooled reactors

Description: From abstract: "A preliminary investigation was made of techniques and materials for canning graphite to protect it for use at high temperatures in a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere"
Date: 1959
Creator: Paprocki, Stan J.; Carlson, Ronald J. & Bonnell, Paul H.
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Further Studies with the GCRE Critical-Assembly

Description: This report follows ciritical-assembly studies on: the effect on reactivity caused by changes in axial reflector materials; the effect on reactivity and the power perturbation caused by fast safety control-blade guides; the effect of changes in fuel-element material composition; the effect of changes in fuel-elements spacing designed to produce uniform radial power-generation rates.
Date: December 29, 1958
Creator: Dingee, David A.; Ballowe, William C.; Egen, R. A.; Jankowski, Francis J. & Chastain, Joel W.
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GCRE Critical-Assembly Studies

Description: This report follows critical-assembly studies made to provide engineering and physics data to aid in developing the Gas Cooled Reactor Experiments.
Date: September 10, 1958
Creator: Dingee, David A.; Ballowe, William C.; Klingensmith, Raymond W.; Egen, R. A.; Jankowski, Francis J. & Chastain, Joel W.
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