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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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Use Of Pyroelectric Devices For Measuring Small Temperature Changes

Description: A technique for measuring extremely small temperature changes by means of a pyroelectric device is described. The sensing element is a short thin rod of polarized barium titanate ceramic with electrodes on the ends. The electric charges produced by changes in temperature are measured by a vibrating-reed electrometer. A number of calorimetric and noncalorimetric applications for the device are suggested.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Lang, Sidney B.
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Current-Switching Circuitry

Description: This paper discusses a group of high-speed switching circuits using the basic current-switching mode of operation. The first part of the paper presents a dynamic analysis of the basic current-switching mode and the second part is the dynamic and steady-state analysis of a current-switching flip-flop.
Date: July 17, 1961
Creator: Salvador, Jack Gilbert & Pederson, D. O.
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Single Particle Excitation Theory Of The Photonuclear Giant Resonance

Description: Calculations of the photonuclear giant resonance according to the Wilkinson model are presented in this report. In this model the giant resonance in the cross section for absorption of gamma rays by nuclei is ascribed to the excitation of large numbers of nucleons in closed shells. The model generally predicts correctly the integrated cross section for the giant resonance, bu the resonance energy is too low. Results are presented in a series of tables and formulas so that the integrated cross section may be calculated for any given nucleus.
Date: July 30, 1963
Creator: Buskirk, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-4 Sheet and Strip Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-4 sheet and strip material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Sheet and Strip Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircalogy-2 sheet and strip material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are quired.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Tubing for Fuel Sheathing

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-2 tubing, both seamless and welded, for reactor fuel rod sheathing where high integrity, and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures ae required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-4 Wire Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-4 wire material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Wire Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-2 wire material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor-Grade Zircaloy-4 Ingot

Description: Scope. This specification covers ingots of zirconium alloy designated as Zircaloy-4, and intended for the production of reactor components.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor Grade Zircaloy-2 Ingot

Description: Scope. This specification covers ingots of zirconium alloy designated as Zircaloy-2, and intended for the production of reactor components.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plowshare Program : Peaceful Uses for Nuclear Explosives

Description: The concept of thermonuclear explosives as a potentially cheap and almost inexhaustible energy source for mankind's non military needs has for several years been under active consideration at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Many of the proposed peaceful applications involve underground nuclear explosions, and several experiments at the AEC Nevada Test Site have provided valuable insight into the phenomenology of such explosions. Among the possible uses currently under consideration are excavation, heat production, isotope production, mining, recovery of oil from shales and tar sands, improvements of ground water supplies, and the construction of earth fill dams. In addition a program of experimental research in the laboratory and in the field is under way. Sometime in 1961 Project Gnome if approved will be conducted in New Mexico. The purpose of Gnome, a contained nuclear explosion in a salt deposit, is to study the feasibility of heat recovery and isotope production, neutron scattering experiments will also be included. Other proposed nuclear projects will involve the creation of a small harbor near Cape Thompson, Alaska as the result of an experiment designed to investigate the cratering effects of nuclear explosives; a proposal to investigate the recovery of oil from Canadian tar sands using thermonuclear explosives is under consideration by the Canadian government.
Date: July 25, 1960
Creator: Lombard, David B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Study of Heat and Mass Transfer to Uninsulated Liquid Oxygen Containers

Description: The wide use of liquid oxygen as an oxidant in rocket engines has resulted in an increased interest in low-temperature heat transfer. Storage tanks for this type of application, being uninsulated, contain a boiling-liquid low-temperature sink, which is susceptible to environmental heat inputs and subsequent liquid loss by vaporization. Such losses are difficult to predict due to the complex combination of ambient conditions which exist, and the lack of knowledge concerning their combined effects. Heat transfer in this field is difficult to analyze primarily because of its transient nature. This is a result of such factors as: (1) the growth of an insulating frost layer on the outer surface of the container, with its accompanying energy transfer to the system; (2) the temperature dependent convective air pattern that surrounds the container, (3) the transfer of radiant energy to the system, and (4) the mechanical failure of the frost itself with subsequent sloughing from the container wall. A lack of knowledge regarding the coefficient of diffusion of water vapor through air and the thermal conductivity of frost in this depressed temperature range further complicates the predictions of heat transfer.
Date: July 20, 1960
Creator: Holten, David Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project Cowboy : Physical Properties of Salt Samples

Description: The purpose of Project Cowboy was to investigate the seismic signals generated by chemical explosions in underground cavities, with particular emphasis on the possibility of decoupling of these signals from the surrounding media. The project site was the Carey Salt Company salt mine, located approximately five miles west of Winnfield, Louisiana. The tests were run during fiscal year 1960. This report presents the results of tests performed on specimens from the samples of salt taken in the area.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Guido, Raymond S. & Warner, Stanley E.
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Explosives :a Bibliography

Description: This bibliography is selective, unclassified, and covers the period 1950 - April 1960. Sources consulted were the following: Applied Science and Technology Index (Industrial Arts Index), Chemical Abstracts, Engineering Index, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Science Abstract, Armed Services Technical Information Agency Title Announcement Bulletin, and Publisher's Catalogs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Wenrich, Carl J.
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Silver Bromide Crystal Size Distribution as Influenced by Gelatin Concentration in Producing Nuclear Emulsion

Description: At the Montreal colloquium Ahmed urged Oliver to make batches of emulsion which would differ only in gelatin concentration. At that meeting Oliver had reported finding a correlation between grain size and silver ion concentration during precipitation, as implied by Perfilov and his Leningrad colleagues. Ahmad felt that one should have more precise knowledge of the relative influence of gelatin concentration of grain sized and their distribution. The incentive is that, in spite of excellent progress in many laboratories and in consistently dependable production from industry (to us, of course, Ilford is most familiar), nuclear emulsions are needed in a wider variety of sensitivities and grain sizes. Available nuclear emulsions have limitations in sensitivity, discriminatory ability, and concentration of hydrogen nuclei. Fine grain size enhances discriminatory ability. An incentive is also in that there is a shortage of literature dealing with the processes involved in the fundamental steps of emulsion production.
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Oliver, Albert J. & Ahmad, Ishfaq
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Stability for inhomogeneous difference schemes

Description: Abstract. The Equivalence Theorem of P. Lax is extended to difference schemes for initial-value problems for linear inhomogeneous PDE with linear inhomogeneous boundary values and for boundary-value problems.
Date: July 13, 1960
Creator: Seidman, Thomas I.
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Stresses and Deflection in a Cylindrical Shell Subjected to Concentrated Radial Loads

Description: Abstract. The measured stresses and deflections of cylindrical shells with free ends, when subjected to concentrated loads along the central diameter, are presented. An empirical analog is made with a simply supported flat plate for which stresses and deflection are easy to compute. Over the range of parameters studied (ratio of cylinder diameter to wall thickness varied from 32 to 64, ratio of cylinder length to diameter varied for. 0.6 to 5) the agreement is such that the empirical results should have useful application in the design of shells for local loading.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Steidel, Robert F., 1926- & Galasso, Maurice
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A Note on the Optical Potential with the Pauli Principle

Description: Abstract. The idea of determining potentials from phase shifts is here called the "optical model" while the construction of an effective single particle scattering potential from the known two-body forces is called the "optical potential." A novel method is given for construction of the optical potential with the Pauli principle and its difficulties are pointed out. In the Appendix one connection between the optical potential and optical model is given.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Mittleman, Marvin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flame Spectra of Vanadium, Niobium, Rhenium, Titanium and Molybdenum

Description: Abstract Line spectra of vanadium, niobium, titanium, molybdenum and rhenium of sufficient intensity to allow detection at the 1–10 p.p.m. level can be excited in fuel-rich, oxy-acetylene flames. For the strongest lines of tungsten, the sensitivity of detection is 90 p.p.m. Weak lines of zirconium, hafnium, osmium, tantalum and uranium are also observed in these flames. Recordings of the spectra are given along with wavelength tables of the strongest lines.
Date: July 23, 1962
Creator: Fassel, Velmer A.; Myers, Robert B. & Kniseley, Richard N.
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