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Composition and Thermal Decomposition of Uranyl Peroxide

Description: Technical report on the studies that have been made on the composition and thermal decomposition of uranyl peroxide. The conditions of precipitation and drying have been found to have no appreciable effect on the composition of the compound, but do affect the physical appearance of the precipitate and the rate of thermal decomposition. The UO4 + 2H2O appears to be thermodynamically unstable with respect to UO3 at 25 degrees C and atmospheric pressure, although the rate of conversion is extremely slow. The UO4 + 2H2O is completely converted to UO3 on standing at 150 degrees C and atmospheric pressure for two weeks. Partially decomposed uranyl peroxide samples contain extra oxygen which is released on immersing the sample in water.
Date: June 30, 1945
Creator: Leininger, R. F.; Hunt, J. P. & Koshland, D. E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pyrohydrolysis in the Analysis of Fluorides and Other Halides

Description: Abstract. Fluorides and other halides are hydrolyzed completely by passing a rapid stream of superheated steam over the sample near 1000 degrees C in a specially designed platinum reaction tube. The steam and hydrogen halide are condensed by cooling, and the resulting distillate titrated with standard sodium hydroxide solution. The fluorides and chlorides of the light metals, hitherto thought of as very difficult to hydrolyze, are mixed with U3O8, or other metallic oxides, which reacts with the products of hydrolysis, thus shifting the equilibrium so that the reaction is complete in a comparatively short time. A description of the apparatus, including photographs, the recommended method of procedure, hydrolysis rate graphs, and suggestions for further applications of the method are given.
Date: June 30, 1945
Creator: Cline, W. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Basic Data for Broken Bow NTMS Quadrangle, Nebraska

Description: "Results of a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the Broken Bow Quadrangle, Nebraska are reported. Statistical data and aerial distributions for uranium-related variables are presented for 578 groundwater and 442 stream sediment samples. Also included is a brief discussion on location and geology." (from Abstract)
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Basic Data for O'Neill NTMS Quadrangle (South Dakoka, Nebraska)

Description: "Results of a reconnaissance geochemical survey of the O'neill Quadrangle are reported. Feild and laboratory data are presented for 23 groundwater and 292 stream sediment samples. Statistical distributions and symbol plots for uranium and possible uranium-related variables are enclosed. A generalized geologic map and producing horizon map for the survey area are provided. Pertinent geologic factors that may be of significance in evaluating the potential for uranium mineralization are briefly discussed." (from Abstract)
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Basic Data for Rawlins Quadrangle, Wyoming

Description: "Feild and laboratory data are presented for 454 water samples 1.279 sediment samples from the Rawlins Quadrangle, Wyoming. Uranium values have been reported by Los Alamos National Laboratory in Report GJBX-81(78). The samples were collected by Los Alamos National Laboratory; laboratory analysis and data reporting were performed by the Uranium resource evaluation project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee."
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Basic Data for Ogden Quadrangle, Utah and Wyoming

Description: "Feild and laboratory data are presented for 123 water samples and 749 sediment samples from the Ogden Quadrangle, Utah, and Wyoming. Uranium values have been reported by Los Alamos National Laboratory in Report GJBX-70(78). The samples were collected by Los Alamos National Laboratory; laboratory analysis and data reporting were performed by the Uranium Resource Evaluation Project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee."
Date: June 30, 1981
Creator: National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Physcis Division Quarterly Report: February - May 1948

Description: The following report is a quarterly report done by the Physics Division of the University of California's Radiation Laboratory, covering the period of February 1, 1948 to May 1, 1948. This report discusses general physics research and the development and operation of the accelerator.
Date: June 30, 1948
Creator: University of California. Radiation Laboratory.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Removal of Graphite from Aluminum Surfaces

Description: The first of two general methods are discussed based on the removal of the thin layer of aluminum to which graphite adheres. Two electro-polishing techniques, an electrolytic etch, an anodization-deanodication cycle and two chemical etches are described.
Date: June 30, 1953
Creator: Dillon, R. L. & Hodgson, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Distribution of Trace Uranium (VI) in Nitric Acid--TTA--Organic Solvent Mixtures

Description: Three constants can be used to calculate the distribution coefficient of uranium (VI) with an accuracy of 15% in pentaether-nitric acid mixtures containing up to 1.42M total nitric acid and 0.6M TTA and in cyclohexanone-nitric acid mixtures containing up to 1.0M total nitric acid and 0.5M TTA.
Date: June 30, 1950
Creator: Heisig, D. L. & Crandall, Howard William, 1921-1990
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemistry Division Quarterly Report: March, April and May, 1950

Description: A quarterly summary of reports that have been published on research being conducted at the University of California Radiation Laboratory
Date: June 30, 1950
Creator: University of California. Radiation Laboratory.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculation of Shielding for Mark II Accelerator

Description: The proper roof thickness to correspond with a given side wall thickness has been estimated fro experience with the 184 feet cyclotron, which has indicated that a roof of about 1 1/2 feet should accompany a wall of 5 feet, and a roof of 4 feet should accompany a wall of 15 feet. For the roof area involved, this should bring about the condition that down-scattered neutrons in the working areas are but a small fraction of the neutrons coming through the side walls.
Date: June 30, 1951
Creator: Moyer, B. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Colorimetric Method

Description: From abstract: "This paper gives a method for determining Uranium using sodium cresotate as a colorimetric reagent. A precision is obtained of better than 2%. In carrying out analyses for Uranium in corrosion products by existing methods such as ignition to the oxide, silver reductor, or titration with ceric sulfate, it became apparent that a rapid, fairly accurate method for determining uranyl ion would be of great value. Such a method is described in this paper. The most logical color to use is that given by the ferrocyanide complex, but upon studying this, it proved to be unsatisfactory. Sodium salycilate also gives a color which has been used with some success, but its color appears to fade and is not very sensitive. A similar compound, sodium cresotate, was found to give an orange-red color and is the reagent used in the method to be described."
Date: June 30, 1943
Creator: Priest, H. F. & Priest, G. I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SM-1 Research and Development Program : Final Report on Fission Product Activity in the SM-1 Primary Coolant, Task XIII

Description: Abstract: Fission product measurements were made on the SM-1 primary coolant. The airborne activity observed during the sampling of the primary system was identified. An analysis was made on the primary coolant for alpha activity and on the secondary water for fission production iodine.
Date: June 30, 1959
Creator: Hasse, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Extended SM-2 Critical Experiments : CE-2

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a description and results of a second series of critical experiments performed on the SM-2 core mock-up, as additional to the first series of experiments reported in APAE No. 54. The SM-2 core mock-up contains 36.4 kg U-235 and and estimated 67.9 gm B-10. The equivalent diameter and the active height are about 22 in.; the metal-to-water volume ration is 0.344. Data is presented on activation, reactivity, and stuck rod measurements. All measurements were conducted on the open seven control rod array employing 38 stationary fuel elements. Activation measurements consisted of neutron flux measurements using uranium fission foils for relative power distribution studies, the effect of flux suppressors on reducing power peaks, blocked coolant channel measurements, and gamma ray dose distribution. Reactivity measurements were performed to determine the effect f flow divider, flux suppressors and stimulated high temperature and pressure operation; b-10 loading in the SM-2 core; and core material coefficients. For the later, the worth in cents per gm or cents per cc was determined at simulated temperature of 510 degree F for B-10, U-235, stainless steel, and void. Stuck rod measurements were made to obtain an indication of the criticality margin in the event one or more control rods should stick in the operating position.
Date: June 30, 1961
Creator: McCool, W. J.; Robinson, R. A.; Weiss, S. H.; Raby, T. M.; Schrader, E. W. & Walthousen, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Shielding of Mobile Reactors - [Part] 2

Description: From abstract: "The methods of applying results of bulk-shielding measurements to the design of reactor shields is outlined. Geometrical transformations for the more common shapes are derived, as are approximate means of calculating leakage of radiation. As an illustration of the methods, the ORNL Lid Tanks and Bulk Shielding Facility data are transformed to a standard geometry and compared. Two direct calculations of water attenuation, using cross sections described in the previous article, are finally compared with the experimental data."
Date: June 30, 1952
Creator: Blizard, E. P. & Welton, T. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Web Archives: The Future(s)

Description: This report aims to stimulate further discussion among web archivists and researchers about the future ways in which web archives can be used by researchers.
Date: June 30, 2011
Creator: Meyer, Eric T.; Thomas, Arthur & Schroeder, Ralph
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium
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[TDNA 2004 Year-End Budget]

Description: The 2004 year-end budget projection for the Texas Daily Newspaper Association as of May 31, 2004. The document states that the outlook for the 2004 budget is positive, and details budget highlights, the associations expected income and expenses for the remaining year.
Date: June 30, 2005
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Research and development of a helium-4 based solar neutrino detector

Description: In this report we describe results of experiments to detect low energy radiation in superfluid helium. The ultimate aim of this research is to establish the feasibility of this technique for use in detecting neutrinos from the p-p and Be-7 reactions in the sun. In these experiments we have seen the first detection of 5.5 MeV {alpha} particles via evaporation from a bath of superfluid helium. An {alpha} particle excites phonons and rotons in the liquid helium, and these excitations are sufficiently energetic to evaporate helium atoms when they reach the free surface of the liquid. The evaporated atoms are detected calorimetrically by a thin wafer suspended above the liquid. The approximate overall efficiency of this process has been determined and we compare the experimental results with expectations. We have also been able to detect evaporation induced by a flux of gamma rays from a Cs-137 source. Preparations made for new experiments are also discussed.
Date: June 30, 1992
Creator: Lanou, R. E.; Maris, H. J. & Seidel, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thorium utilization program. Quarterly progress report for the period ending May 31, 1976. [Fuel element crushing, solids handling, fluidized-bed combustion, aqueous separations, solvent extraction, off-gas studies, semiremote handling systems, alternative head-end processing, and fuel recycle design]

Description: The work reported includes the development of unit processes and equipment for reprocessing of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) fuel and the design and development of an integrated line to demonstrate the head end of HTGR reprocessing using unirradiated fuel materials. Work is also described on trade-off studies concerning the required design of recycle facilities for the large-scale recycle of HTGR fuels in order to guide the development activities for HTGR fuel recycle.
Date: June 30, 1976
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Application of nuclear energy to agriculture. Final report

Description: The following research projects in radiation botany were conducted: mutation breeding of beans and cassava; biological response of coffee plants; and radiosensitivity of tropical plants. In the field of entomology experiments were conducted on radiosterilization of the Mediterranean fruit fly, the coffee leaf miner, the torsalo and the meliaceous shootborer. The following research projects in plant physiology were conducted: physiology of cassava plants; effects of temperature on germination of cacao seeds; physiology of cacao seeds; sulfur metabolism using /sup 35/S; diseases and parasites of banana fruits; the mechanism controlling dwarfism in a radioinduced single gene bean mutant; and the use of wetting agents in foliar nutrition. The following research projects in soil chemistry were conducted: acidity and cation movement in tropical soils; phosphate in soils of the humid tropics; movement, adsorption and desorption of sulfates; free iron and aluminium oxides in tropical soils; mineralization of organic nitrogen in soils on volcanic materials; soil chemical properties of recent volcanic ash; and spatial distribution of the absorbing roots in coffee. Discussions are presented of installation of radiation facilities and collection of rainfall for fallout analysis. (HLW)
Date: June 30, 1976
Creator: Moh, C. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of whole-body. gamma. -irradiation on the biosynthesis of certain serum proteins. Final report, November 29, 1967--June 30, 1976. [Rats]

Description: Whole-body exposure of rats to ionizing radiations yielded an increased incorporation of labeled amino acids into serum albumin in in vivo studies suggesting a stimulation of biosynthesis. Actually this may have been caused by an elevated hepatic transport of labeled amino acids (see below). A suppressed biosynthesis of albumin was observed when the experiments were performed in vitro using liver microsomes. Impaired biosynthesis appeared to be caused by a reduced mRNA production. Irradiation stimulated the biosynthesis of acute-phase plasma proteins (stress response) and inhibited the excretion of ..cap alpha../sub 2u/-globulin, the sex-dependent protein of the adult male rat. Exposure of rats to ..gamma..-rays stimulated amino acid transport into the liver. This process which is Na/sup +/ and energy-dependent was studied with ..cap alpha..-aminoisobutyric acid, cycloleucine, and L-methionine among others. After irradiation the serum glucagon and insulin, as well as hepatic cAMP levels, were elevated. Amino acid transport may be an important factor in controlling the increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenesis observed in rats following whole-body irradiation.
Date: June 30, 1976
Creator: Neuhaus, O. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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