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Consolidated Edision Thorium Reactor Physics Design

Description: The nuclear characteristics of the CETR are described. Core operating lifetime, control-rod worth, and power density distribution are discussed in relation to maximizing the core operating life. Other objectives of nuclear design are to minimize the power-density variation and to assure control of the reactor.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Barringer, H. S.; Flickinger, R. B. & Spetz, S. W.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Critical Experiments with Oxide Fuel Pins

Description: This report describes the critical experiments with pin-type oxide fuel elements for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor (CETR). This report also describes the measurements and gives a brief interpretation of the results in some cases
Date: July 1960
Creator: Batch, M. L. & Snidow, N. L.
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Solid State Division Semiannual Progress Report For Period Ending February 28, 1955

Description: This semiannual progress report and future reports will be published as two documents to permit a wider distribution of the unclassified material. The report numbers are assigned in sequence so that the two reports will fall together when filed by report number.
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Billington, D. S. & Crawford, J. H., Jr.
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Cost Study of a 100-Mw(e) Direct-Cycle Boiling Water Reactor Plant

Description: Report issued by the Argonne national Laboratory discussing a technical and economic evaluation of a direct-cycle light-water boiling reactor designed for natural circulation and internal steam-water separation. The reference 100-Mw(e) reactor power plant design evolved from the study should have the best chance (compared to similar plants) of approaching the 8 to 9 mill/kwh total power-cost level. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Bullinger, C. F. & Harrer, J. M.
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Hanford Controlled Potential Coulometer

Description: Report describing the Hanford Laboratory controlled potential coulometer. This includes the theory behind the coulometer, details of its circuitry, and performance tests. Appendix begins on page 23.
Date: July 11, 1960
Creator: Connally, R. E. & Scott, F. A.
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A Transistorized Reactivity Measurement System

Description: An all-transistor system has been developed to be used in measuring the reactivity of the reactor in the Sandia Engineering Reactor Facility. In operation, the system triggers a pulsed neutron source (PNS) in the reactor and counts the resulting neutron flux, thus giving a measure of the time constant of the reactor. The counting is done in eleven time-sequenced counting channels. The reactor time constant is a measure of the reactor reactivity.
Date: July 6, 1960
Creator: Ehrman, Leonard
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Thermal and Hydraulic Design of the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor

Description: This report presents the thermal and hydraulic analyses, both steady state and transient, for the CETR. Methods of calculations are discussed and results of analyses are presented. Steady state analyses are included for: pressure drops, flow distribution, orificing, burnout, fuel central melting, local boiling, and bulk boiling. Transient analyses are performed for several loss of forced coolant flow incidents.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Ferrell, J. K. (James K.); Flora, H. E.; Hostetler, D. R.; Stanek, L. J. & Vannoy, W. M.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor: Reactor Vessel Internal Components Design

Description: The design functions and fabrication details for internal components of the CETR are presented and pertinent analytical stress studies are summarized. Functions of the internal components include proper orientation and support for the fuel elements, proper distribution of primary coolant within the reactor vessel, and the establishment of guide channels for the control rods.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Ficor, J.; Collings, D. M.; Sandrock, R. J. & Kalen, D. D.
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Fuel Core Tester - UT-2

Description: Report that "describes an instrument that nondestructively tests uranium fuel element cores by ultrasonic methods" (p. 2).
Date: July 18, 1960
Creator: Frederick, C. L. & Waldkoetter, G. L.
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Irradiation of an Aluminum Alloy-Clad, Aluminum-Uranium Alloy-Fueled Plate

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing irradiation tests of an aluminum alloy-clad, aluminum-uranium alloy fuel plate. As stated in the introduction, "calculations were made to determine the lowest possible pressure which would allow the maximum possible local boiling on the plate and still assure a margin of safety against burnout" (p. 9). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Gavin, A. P. & Crothers, C. C.
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Health and Safety Laboratory Fallout Program Quarterly Summary Report: March 1, 1960 - June 1, 1960

Description: Report that summarizes multiple laboratories' reports on global fallout deposition. Reports include data on Strontium-90 deposition recorded by the Health and Safety Laboratory, data from other laboratories, related interpretive reports, and recent publications related to fallout.
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Hardy, Edward P., Jr.; Klein, Stanley & Rivera, Joseph
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Study of Remote Military Power Applications: Byrd Station Antarctica

Description: From introduction: In the report will be found a description of a proposed 800 kw nuclear power plant together with concept drawings, construction cost estimate, design and construction schedule, and operating, maintenance and fuel costs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Henry J. Kaiser Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Study of Remote Military Power Applications: Pole Station Antarctica

Description: From introduction: In the report will be found a description of a proposed 500 kw nuclear power plant together with concept drawings, construction cost estimate, design and construction schedule, and operating, maintenance and fuel costs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Henry J. Kaiser Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transistorized Pulse Counting Equipment

Description: This instrument was designed primarily to meet the need for radiation monitoring equipment in chemical process areas where corrosive vapors exist.
Date: July 26, 1960
Creator: Henry, John J.
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Liquid Metal Fuel Reactor: Four-Inch Utility Test Loop: Design, Construction, Operation, and Experimental Results

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing fuel reactor test loops. The "design, construction, operation, and experimental results" (p. 1) are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 14, 1960
Creator: Hoffman, K. C.; Isler, R. J.; Scarlett, C. H. & Schoener, G. A.
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A High-Voltage Pulse Generator for Testing Dielectric Samples

Description: Abstract: The purpose of this report is to describe the problems inherent to general dielectric strength measurements, and to act as a guide in establishing a method for pulse dielectric strength measurements.
Date: July 13, 1960
Creator: Kelly, R. D.
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Control Blade Worth by Partial Water Height and Soluble Boron Methods

Description: The series of experiments described in this paper was performed to determine reactivity values of various patterns of fully inserted cruciform control blades. The experiments yielded the worth of fully inserted blade patterns in terms of their holddown characteristics.
Date: July 1960
Creator: MacKinney, Arland L. & Ball, Russell M.
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PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant Program: 5th Quarterly Progress Report, March 1, 1960-May 31, 1960

Description: From abstract: Reactor development work includes: initiation of the flexible zero-power test (PMZ-1) experimental program, fabrication and delivery of a PM-1 type fuel element, continuation of reactor flow and heat transfer tests, development work on rare earth control rods, and testing and redesign of the prototype magnetic jack-type control rod actuator.
Date: July 5, 1960
Creator: Martin Company. Nuclear Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Valve Stem Freeze Seal for High-Temperature Sodium

Description: Abstract: An experimental study of valve stem freeze seals was undertaken as part of the effort to develop components for high temperature service in advanced sodium-cooled reactor systems.
Date: July 30, 1960
Creator: McDonald, J. S.
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Third Quarter, January-March 1960

Description: From introduction: "This is the third of a series of quarterly reports which will cover the progress and results from the conceptual design, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of the Nuclear Superheat Project."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Pennington, R. T.
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Estimating Safety Probabilities from Fallout Forecasts for Nevada Test Site

Description: Abstract: "Available data on wind persistence and wind forecasting capability have been applied in estimating the probability of a fallout pattern shifting from an uninhabited safe sector into a populated region. Safety probability is computed from win variability, forecasting accuracy, initial height and particle size of radioactivity landing at a point in the predicted fallout pattern, predicted wind speed, length of forecast period, and safe-sector angular width."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
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A Study of Nevada Test Site Wind Variability

Description: Abstract: "Wind observations collected at Yucca Flat since 1951 are analyzed for timewise variability. Variability functions of altitude, season, wind speed, and vector wind are described. Derived variability parameters are incorporated into calculations of fallout safety probability for NTS operations."
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Reed, Jack W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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