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Ion-Chamber Water Monitor

Description: From abstract: "An instrument capable of detecting fission-product contamination in the moderator has been developed. It consists of a thin-walled ion chamber and associated electronic equipment for automatically detecting deviations from normal moderator decay rate. Indication of fission-product activity is independent of power level, flowrate, and other ambient conditions. Tests show the sensitivity and long-term stability to be good."
Date: February 1955
Creator: McCarthy, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Decontamination Program Task II. Volume 1, Contamination and Decontamination in Nuclear Power Reactors

Description: Abstract: A survey of the problem of reactor system contamination by radioactive material and methods that have been employed to remove the material was carried out. Following this survey, an investigation of chemical solutions was undertaken to find one which might be successfully employed in the decontamination of a stainless steel steam generator. From a preliminary screening, the most promising chemical method from the view point of minimum corrosion and maximum decontamination is a caustic permanganate treatment followed by and acid rinse.
Date: February 13, 1959
Creator: Zegger, John L. & Pancer, Guyon P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Decontamination Program Task II. Volume III, Recommended Procedure for Decontamination of a Stainless Steel Steam Generator

Description: Abstract: A decontamination procedure for a stainless steel steam generator similar to the APPR-1 using a fill-flush application of a caustic permanganate-citrate combination solution is recommended. The isolation of the steam generator is to be accomplished by means of specially designed plugs at the reactor vessel outlet and at the primary coolant pumps. Anticipated results, including corrosion rates and decontamination factors, are presented.
Date: February 13, 1959
Creator: Pancer, Guyon P. & Zegger, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Frequency Induction Heating

Description: Abstract: Equations are given to calculate at least approximately the heating in solid and hollow cylinders, slabs and spheres. Short and long cylinders are treated as well as short and long solenoids. The complicated mathematics used to derive the equations given will be omitted as they may be found in the original references. Heating with a spark gap converter is covered. Equations are given which together with some experimental data should enable the reader to predict the efficiency, heating, or temperature to be expected as the charge or coil is changed. Units and conversion factors are mentioned briefly.
Date: February 1, 1947
Creator: Bromley, LeRoy A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Elastic Analysis of Stress Conditions in a Reduction Bomb (Task III Replacement Pressure Vessel Model-1302)

Description: Several failures have occurred in reduction bombs used in metal production operations. A test program is being initiated to evaluate new metals for the construction of the bomb. In the test program, a tensile specimen is cycled through temperatures simulating operating temperatures, and the time to rupture is recorded in order to estimate the life in operation of a reduction bomb made with the candidate metal. In order to find the worst stress condition, the compressive, hoop, and bending stresses must be considered.
Date: February 19, 1954
Creator: Merckx, K. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hazards Report for Step Transient Loading Tests on the SM-1 : Task XII

Description: Abstract: This technical report evaluates hazards involved with SM- 1 plant response and system performance tests (Task XII), to determine the response of the SM-1 plant to step electrical and steam load changes. The report describes the changes in plant equipment and operating procedures for this task and evaluates these changes for possible additional hazards to those described in APAE No. 2, Revision 1, "Hazards Summary Report for the Army Package Power Reactor SM-1."
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Pomeroy, D. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BWR Reference Design for PL-3

Description: Abstract: The natural circulation, direct cycle, boiling water reactor reference design presented in this technical report is the alternate to the preferred preliminary design developed under Phase I of the PL-3 contract. The report presents plant design criteria, summary of plant selection, plant description, reactor and primary system description, thermal and hydraulic analysis, nuclear analysis, control and instrumentation description, shielding description, auxiliary systems, power plant equipment, waste disposal, buildings and tunnels, services, operation and maintenance, logistics, erection, cost information and training program outline.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Humphries, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PWR Preliminary Design for PL-3

Description: Abstract: The pressurized water reactor preliminary design presented in this volume is the preferred design developed under Phase I of the PL-3 contact. This technical report presents plant design criteria, summary of plant selection, plant description, reactor and primary system description, thermal and hydraulic analysis, nuclear analysis, control and instrumentation description, shielding description, auxiliary systems, power plant equipment, waste disposal, buildings and tunnels, services, operation and maintenance, logistics, erection, cost information and a training program outline.
Date: February 28, 1962
Creator: Humphries, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Niobium-Tin-Aluminum Alloy Studies

Description: From Abstract : "A proposed constitutional diagram was developed from equilibrium data obtained for the niobium-tin binary alloy system. ... Alloying Nb3Sn with Nb3Al appears to raise the zero field superconducting transformation temperature of Nb3Sn slightly."
Date: February 1963
Creator: Ellis, Thomas Gordon & Wilhelm, Harley A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gamma Ray Efficiencies for Well Type Scintillation Crystals

Description: From Abstract : "Gamma ray efficiencies for various sized well type NaI(Ti) crystals have been calculated using an IBM 704 digital computer. The adjustable parameters in the program are the gamma ray energy, the heights and diameters of the crystal and the well, the thickness of the well lining, and the positions of the (point) source inside the well. Some typical results are presented in graphical form."
Date: February 8, 1963
Creator: Dingus, Ronald S. & Stewart, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acid-Base Reactions in Fused Salts. Dichromate-Bromate Reaction

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The reaction of Lewis acid and base, Cr2O7= and BrO3_, in fused KNO3 - NaNO3 mixtures has been shown to involve an equilibrium followed by a slow decomposition to gaseous products."
Date: February 1963
Creator: Duke, F. R. & Schlegel, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Strontium-Strontium Hydride Phase System

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The Sr-SrH2 phase diagram was studied by thermal analysis, chemical analysis of equilibrated phases and X-ray diffraction. The maximum solubility of SrH2 in strontium metal is 38 mole % at the peritectic temperature of 880°C. Strontium metal undergoes an allotropic transformation at 555°C and melts at 768°C. A second transformation was found, at about 240°C, in samples containing hydrogen. Strontium hydride was found to have an allotropic transformation at 855°C."
Date: February 20, 1963
Creator: Peterson, D. T. & Colburn, R. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Pressure Research at Low Temperatures

Description: Two principle reasons exist for the extension of high pressure research to temperatures near absolute zero. First, the comparison of certain data with theory (such as the pressure-volume relationship) is more meaningful if the effects of thermal vibrations can be ignored. Second, there are phenomena which can be studied only at low temperatures. These include superconductivity, the properties of solid helium and other inert gases, some electronic phenomena, etc.
Date: February 24, 1963
Creator: Swenson, C. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Synopsis of Studies Related to Tritium Monitoring and Personnel Protective Techniques

Description: Technical report issued by E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. From Abstract: "Information obtained from investigations pertinent to tritium monitoring and protective measures at the Savannah River Plant are given. These findings were used to establish realistic protective techniques and consequently, to insure the safety of workers exposed to this hazard. Topics included are: contamination, permeation of plastics and rubber, instrumentation, and biological and physical aspects."
Date: February 1959
Creator: Butler, Harry L. & Van Wyck, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Manganese Dioxide Precipitation in Uranium - Aluminum Nitrate Solutions

Description: Technical report. From Abstract: "Precipitation of manganese dioxide in solutions of uranium-aluminum alloy effected maximum removal of fission products when the alloy solutions were acid deficient. Minimum adsorption of uranium and minimum volume of centrifuged MnO2 were obtained by precipitation in acidic solutions with vigorous agitation."
Date: February 1959
Creator: Henry, Hugh E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Concentration of Plutonium by Cation Exchange -- Stabilization of Pu(Ill) in Nitric Acid

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Ascorbic and isoascorbic acids, used in conjunction with sulfamic acid, reduced Pu(IV) rapidly and completely to Pu(III) in solutions of nitric acid. The solutions of Pu(III) were stable. Aminoguanidine sulfate also retarded the oxidation of Pu(III) but did not reduce Pu(IV)."
Date: February 1959
Creator: Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995 & Russell, Edwin R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recovery of Neptunium From Purex Waste by an Agitated Bed of Anion Exchange Resin

Description: Technical report. From Abstract: "Data are presented for the absorption of thorium and neptunium from synthetic waste concentrate of the "Purex" process by a miniature agitated bed of anion exchange resin. The behavior of neptunium indicated that efficient recovery should be obtained from Purex high activity waste concentrate by this technique. A method was developed for calculating absorption losses from agitation beds of resin. The predicted losses were in excellent agreement with experimental results."
Date: February 1960
Creator: Prout, William E., 1921- & Fernandez, LeVerne P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Physics Data From a Mockup of the HWCTR Lattice in the PDP

Description: Technical report. From Abstract: "Experiments were performed in the Process Development Pile (PDP) with a critical mockup of the Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR) lattice. Reactivity measurements served to determine control rod worths, the temperature coefficient of the reactor at low temperatures, the dependence of keff on concentrations of U235 and poisons in the "driver" region of the reactor, and the changes in keff that occur in certain conceivable accidents in the HWCTR. Flux distribution measurements were made to determine over-all flux shapes, local flux variations around individual components, azimuthal flux variations due to asymmetrical combinations of control rods, and vertical flux variations obtainable through the use of control rods of partial length. Sufficiently detailed flux measurements were made to permit the calculation of neutron economy tables and to determine the neutron leakage from the reactor. Suitable adjustments in the input parameters made it possible to fit the experimental results with a two-group calculation."
Date: February 1960
Creator: Graves, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Y-Nd and Sc-Nd Phase Systems

Description: Technical report. From Introduction : "In a recent study by Spedding, et al. on some rare earth alloy systems, an intermediate phase was found to form when a light rare earth (ABAC stacking) was alloyed with a heavy rare earth (ABAC stacking). This intermediate phase was found to have the structure of samarium metal with the stacking ABABCBCAC and was designated "delta". Since the cause of this rather unusual structure occurring in either samarium metal or these alloys is not known the study of these phases as some of their properties is continuing in the Ames Laboratory. It was the purpose of the present study to extend our knowledge of the composition and more of formation of these phases."
Date: February 1964
Creator: Beaudry, B. J.; Michel, M.; Daane, A. H. & Spedding, F. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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