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13-Watt Curium-Fueled Thermoelectric Generator for Hard Lunar Impact Mission. Final Report-Subtask 5.8

Description: Results of a conceptual design study for a curium powered thermoelectric generator of minimum size and weight which is capable of sustaining hard impact is presented. The generator produces a minimum of 13 watts of d-c power at 3 volts, and weighs 6.2 pounds excluding shielding. (J.R.D.)
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Bloom, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

14-Inch Swing Check Valve Test

Description: The check valve for the Hallam Power Reactor uses a knife-edge bearing for the flapper in place of the usual journal-type bearing. Mechanical cycling in sodium at 600 deg F was used to check operation of this bearing. A total of 309 mechanical cycles was completed with no apparent malfunctioning of the valve. Measured leskage rates were 0.46 gpm at 0.93 psig, 0.73 gpm at 3.4 psig. and 0.32 gpm at 5.9 psig. (M.C.G.)
Date: February 10, 1960
Creator: Cygan, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

40-MW(E) PROTOTYPE HIGH-TEMPERATURE GAS-COOLED REACTOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Summary Report for the Period January 1, 1959-December 31, 1959 and Quarterly Progress Report for the Period October 1, 1959-December 31, 1959

Description: The HTGR prototype plant (Peach Bottom Power Reactor) is being designed to produce steam at l450 psi and 1000 deg F and to have a net capacity of 40 Mw(e). The fuel temperatures and gas pressures will be approximately the same as those required for larger plants. The reactor data and operating conditions for the graphite-clad core are given. The reactor and primary coolant systems are described. The prospects for development of the graphite-clad fuel element in time for use in the first loading of the reactor were improved by important advances in methods of fabrication and testing of both fuel compacts and graphite sleeves. The hot-pressing process for making fuel compacts was used successfully to make full-size compacts with a uniform distribution of ThC/sub 2/- UC/sub 2/ particles. Three irradiation capsules were fabricated and inserted in a test reactor to determine fuel compact and sleeve performance under HTGR conditions of irradiation and temperature. Two of these ran satisfactorily for the scheduled time of operation. A scope design study of the in-pile loop that will be used to evaluate the full-diameter graphite-clad element was completed. Experiments to determine the extent of fuel migration within the element were undertaken. Preliminary results indicated that the central fuel-element temperatures must not exceed 2300-C for routine operation. An important start was made in developing an understanding of how to treat the neutron thermalization process in high-temperature graphite reactors. Analytical techniques for calculating the thermal neutron spectra in poisoned graphite media were developed and programmed for the IBM 704 computer. The experimental technique of measuring neutron spectra by using a pulsed linear electron accelerator was demonstrated by measurements made with boron-loaded graphite. A mockup of a small portion of the reactor core was constructed and operated to determine the local heat-transfer coefficients and pressure drop ...
Date: September 1, 1960
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Description: For presentation at ASCE Convention in Reno, Nevada on Thursday, June 23, 1860. A description of the Hallam Nuclear Power Facslity is presented. The history of the project, program participants, site description, component development program, reaetor building, reactor structure, reactor core, sodium systems, instrumentation and control, fuel and component handling, auxsilary sustems, special design features, and advantages of sodium graphite reactor systems are discussed. (M.C.G.)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Gronemeyer, F.C. & Merryman, J.W.
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100-K Area electrical power system load and voltage study for project CG-775. Revision

Description: The proposed increased water capacity for 100-K plants will increase the electrical load to be supplied. The load study showed that the capacity of the existing 13.8 kV system is adequate to carry the increased loads proposed for Project CG-775, while for the 5 kV system, an expanded power system is proposed. Likewise, the voltage regulation on the kV system bus will be excessive, and voltage regulators should be added.
Date: February 22, 1960
Creator: Thorson, W. R.
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100-Watt Curium-242 Fueled Thermoelectric Generator--Conceptual Design. SNAP Subtask 5.7 Final Report

Description: A thermoelectric generator which produces 100 watts of electrical power continuously over a six-month operational life in a space environment was designed. It employs the heat produced by the decay of Cm/sup 24/ as the source of power. Uniform output over the operational life of the generator is accomplished by means of a thermally actuated shutter which maintains the hot junction temperature of the thermoelectric conventer at a constunt figure by varying the amount of surplus heat which is radiated directly to space from the heat source. The isotopic heat source is designed to safely contain the Cm/sup 242/ under conditions of launch pad abont and rocket failure, but to burn up upon re-entry to the earth's atmosphere from orbital velocity. (W.L.H.)
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Weddell, J. B. & Bloom, J.
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EEN-307, Irradiation of units at low temperature test

Description: EWR-ESE-144, Fifty MC-890 type final assemblies were subjected to irradiation at low temperature test in order to determine if irradiation would reduce the frequency of high voltage breakdowns. A control lot of a like number of units was subjected to low temperature test in the same manner except without irradiation.
Date: April 13, 1960
Creator: Guthrie, J.B.
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EN-318 evaluation of slow warm-up through special test of MC-890 type power supplies

Description: ESE-171: This EN run was made to determine if there is any relationship between the H-5 transistor electrical characteristics, the assembly processes, and slow warm-up of the MC-890 Power Supply. Included is the test data on the H-5 transistors and the results of the High Temperature Life Test (185 {degrees}F) of 380 MC-890 Power Supplies.
Date: September 1, 1960
Creator: Ling, R.F.
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EEN-333, revised getter flash procedure

Description: EWR No. VTE-188--Tubes processed by flashing getters immediately prior to seal-off from vacuum systems are compared for total residual gas pressure to tubes processed by flashing getters after tubes were sealed off vacuum systems. Comparisons of residual pressures determined from current flows in the cold cathode ion gauge.
Date: June 28, 1960
Creator: Brown, W.C.
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The 1958 He4 Scale of Temperatures: Part 1. Introduction, Part 2. Tables for the 1958 Temperature Scale

Description: Report containing information regarding He4 vapor pressure measurement as of 1958, the recent history of the vapor pressure temperature scale, and a series of tables containing these measurements.
Date: June 17, 1960
Creator: Brickwedde, F. G. (Ferdinand Graft), 1903-; van Dijk, H.; Durieux, M.; Clement, J. R. & Logan, J. K.
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[1960 homecoming program]

Description: Program for the 1960 North Texas State College homecoming held November 4-5. The program reads "Glory to the Green" on the cover and features a schedule of events inside.
Date: 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[1960 North Texas Vs. Tulsa]

Description: Photograph of Football game, taken 11/1960. North Texas(8), Tulsa (12). Players and refs are scattered on the field and there is some blur motion of sand or water dispersing from the ground as players slide.
Date: November 1960
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