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Condensation of Metal Vapors: Mercury and the Kinetic Theory of Condensation

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing condensation theories of metal vapors. As stated in the introduction, "the objectives of this research then are critical analysis of condensation theories and data for metal vapors and experimental evaluation of the resistance to condensation for a representative metal such as mercury" (p. 18). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 1964
Creator: Wilhelm, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Source Strength Information for Shielding and Stack Effluent Calculations: a Standard Practices Guide

Description: Report presenting the curves and methods used "for determining gross fission product gamma energy in Mev/sec-watt, gross fission product beta decay in curies/sec-watt, delayed uranium fission neutrons in neutrons/sec-watt and N16 and N17 decay in photons/sec-cc of water" (p. 1).
Date: October 3, 1958
Creator: Jones, L. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending June 10, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress details ongoing research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project. Topics discussed include reactor theory and design, [part two is not included], materials research, and appendixes with information on analytical chemical studies.
Date: October 23, 1952
Creator: Briant, R. C.; Buck, J. H.; Miller, A. J. & Cottrell, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Reactor Progress Report

Description: Technical report describing the building of safety devices and features for the Oak Ridge reactor by the Reactor Safeguard Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission. Outlines the difficulties encountered in detailed design and construction operations for the facility.
Date: October 1, 1948
Creator: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermocouples and Cables for Nuclear Reactors

Description: From abstract: "The development, design, specification, and manufacture of special-purpose thermocouples sheathed in stainless steel for use in nuclear reactors are described. In connection with this work, a three element cable for transmitting the signal from neutron-flux measuring devices was developed."
Date: October 1953
Creator: Stone, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operation of TNX Evaporator

Description: From abstract: "Performance data were obtained for the TNX replacement evaporator when operated within the limits imposed by a new control system. This system was designed to avoid conditions which might lead to a repetition of an earlier explosion due to inclusion of organic material in the uranyl nitrate-nitric acid system, which was heated to elevated temperature. The true heat transfer coefficient was found to be 280 BUT/hr-ft2-ºF for all concentrations of solutions to be evaporated in the plant, and will allow operation at design capacities."
Date: October 1954
Creator: Nichols, G. S. & Occhipinti, E. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion in Hydrogen Sulfide - Water Systems

Description: From abstract: "This report gives a detailed account of the corrosion test work carried out by the Engineering Research Laboratory on the behavior of materials of construction in the hydrogen sulfide-water system. Results developed during the period from October 1950 through November 1954 are included."
Date: October 1955
Creator: Snyder, J. A. & Warren, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Stress Analysis of the SRP Reactor Tank

Description: From abstract: "Equations are derived from the discontinuity stress in a cylindrical tank that is mounted vertically on a header and is open at the top. The analysis includes a derivation of equations for the prediction of the deflection and slope of the header by relating the strain energy in bending a circular plate to the strain energy in bending the header. The stresses that result from pressure and temperature are included in the analysis."
Date: October 1955
Creator: Walker, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nondestructive Measurement of the Uranium Content Uranium-Aluminum Alloys

Description: From abstract: "An instrument is described which measures the uranium content of a 0.080-inch thick plate of uranium-aluminum alloy. The content is measured by gamma-ray transmission to an accuracy of +/- 0.0006 gram per square centimeter over the range of 0.085 to 0.115 gram per square centimeter of contained uranium."
Date: October 1955
Creator: Goodwin, L. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mixer-Settler Development: Operation Characteristics of a Large-Scale Mixer-Settler

Description: From abstract: "A pump-mix mixer-settler was demonstrated to have an overall efficiency greater than 90 per cent for the extraction of uranyl nitrate from tributyl phosphate at total flow rates up to 45 gallons per minute. Phase separation was satisfactory at 45 gallons per minute, at which flow rate the residence time in the settlers was 1-1/2 minutes. It appeared possible that a throughput approaching 60 gallons per minute would be operable although at an over-all efficiency of less than 90 per cent. The tests were made on a three-stage unit, but the data can be extrapolated to multistage units. The effects of design of the impeller and mixing section, impeller speed, flow rates and ratios, and operating temperatures were studied. The mechanical performance and dependability of the unit were excellent."
Date: October 1956
Creator: Colven, Thomas J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Nonbound Detector for Hollow Slugs

Description: From abstract: "A tester was developed to detect nonbonded areas between the cladding and the core of hollow slugs. These slugs are one inch in diameter and eight inches long, and have a 3/8 inch axial hole. The tester employs an ultrasonic detector previously developed at the Savannah River Laboratory. A transducer 5/16 inch in diameter was developed to pass down the inside of the slug and a mechanical feeder was constructed to provide an automatic inspection cycle."
Date: October 1956
Creator: Ross, John D. & Leep, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Automatic Flaw Detector for Aluminum Cans

Description: From abstract: "A tester, utilizing eddy currents, was developed to detect inclusions and voids in aluminum cans. The sensing element is a small probe that does not touch the can under inspection. An experimental feeder, developed along with the tester, permits the automatic inspection of one can per minute."
Date: October 1956
Creator: Ross, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analytical Chemistry Division Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending March 26, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress report discusses in detail the work done by the Analytical Chemistry Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In particular, this report discusses the research and development work ongoing at the X-10 Site and the Y-12 Site.
Date: October 2, 1952
Creator: Kelley, M. T. & Susano, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SM-1 Research and Development. Task XV, Zero Power Experiments for SM-1 Core II and SM-1A Core I

Description: Abstract: A zero power experiment on the SM-1 Core II included an element by element reactivity check of fuel elements and control rod absorber sections, and an estimate of burnable nuclear poison loading in stationary fuel elements. An approach to criticality was made by the inverse multiplication method, and critical rod bank position obtained as a function fuel loading up to full core loading. Minimum and maximum core reactivity measurements were obtained by selective loading of stationary fuel elements, and total excess K of the core was established. Power distribution measurements were taken in the regions of the core-reflector interface and the fuel-absorber interface in the control rod assemblies. The effectiveness of europium flux suppressors in the top of control rod fuel elements was determined, and power peaking was measured in stationary elements adjacent to control rod assembly water gaps. Survey measurements established the work of spiking clean, cold SM-1 cores with SM-2 elements and the work of water holes in the SM-1 Core. The reduced scope zero power experiment performed on SM-1A core I included an element by element uniformity check of stationary fuel elements, a core assembly test, comparison of Eu2O3 and B4C absorber sections, and development of initial core loading procedures for the SM-1A plant.
Date: October 12, 1960
Creator: Robinson, R. A.; Weiss, S. H.; McCool, W. J. & Schrader, E. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Use of Commercial Grade Methane in ASP Counting Instruments

Description: The gas commonly used in the chamber of the Simpson Proportional Alpha Counter (ASP) is the high grade, 99% pure methane. The cost of the gas has often raised the question of finding an adequate substitute and a number of substitutions have been attempted. Commercial methane has been substituted successfully for 99% pure methane and its use is recommended in ASP counters. Neither commercial nor technical methane caused any significant changes in instrument operation.
Date: October 8, 1953
Creator: Rasmussen, M. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Less Familiar Elements in the Atomic Energy Program

Description: Many factors are responsible for the rapid growth of analytical chemistry during the past ten to fifteen years. One of the most important of these factors is the greatly increased significance to present day chemistry of many elements that in the recent past were principally chemical curiosities. Since the Atomic Energy program is concerned with many such elements, it is of interest to discuss the cause for this concern and the resulting effect on the field of analytical chemistry. A number of pertinent analytical research problems at Hanford will be cited as examples.
Date: October 12, 1953
Creator: Bushey, A. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Criteria for Evaluating Hazards Involved in Proposed Tests On and/or Modifications To the SM-1

Description: Abstract: This technical report elucidates principles of hazards evaluation. The concept of hazards potential is introduced and utilized to show how a reactor system perturbation will influence its nuclear safety. Literature relating to reactor safety is referenced to provide the sources of information required for hazards analysis and show how they influence a hazards evaluation. A checklist of items which should be considered in evaluating a change, test, or modification is presented.
Date: October 18, 1961
Creator: Scoles, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Survey, Volume 2. Final Report: Idaho Falls Quadrangle of Idaho

Description: Second volume of a report documenting a high-sensitivity airborne radiometric and magnetic survey of the Idaho Falls quadrangle including a detailed geologic summary, interpretation report, standard deviation maps, pseudo-contour maps, interpretation maps, flight line and geologic base map, and individual corrected profiles.
Date: October 1979
Creator: EG & G GeoMetrics
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Survey, Volume 2. Final Report: Boise Quadrangle of Idaho

Description: Second volume of a report documenting a high-sensitivity airborne radiometric and magnetic survey of the Boise quadrangle including a detailed geologic summary, interpretation report, standard deviation maps, pseudo-contour maps, interpretation maps, flight line and geologic base map, and individual corrected profiles.
Date: October 1979
Creator: EG & G GeoMetrics
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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III. Crystalline Complexes of Bis(Di-2-Ethylbutylphosphinyl) Methahe With Uranium(VI) Nitrate and With Thorium Nitrate

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Bis(di-2-ethylbutylphosphinyl)methane, EBDPM, forms complexes with uranium (VI) nitrate and thorium (IV) nitrate in which EBDPM acts as a bidentate ligand and the nitrato groups appear to be coordinated. The complex with uranium (VI) is a monomer, UO2(NO3)29EBDPM), while the complex with thorium in a dimer, [Th(NO3)4]2(EBDPM)3. Both complexes are of high thermal stability."
Date: October 16, 1962
Creator: Parker, James R. & Banks, Charles V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Separation and Spectrophotometric Determination of Rare Earths

Description: Technical report. From Summary : "At the present time arsenazo appears to be widely used for the spectrophotometric determination of rare earths. Unfortunately, the method is not selective. The separation of rare earths and yttrium from interfering elements has been studied, and the following method has been proposed. Rare earths are precipitated as fluorides using fluorides using calcium fluoride as the carrier. Thorium and zirconium are removed by extraction with thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTA) in xylene at pH 1.3. Small amounts of residual aluminum, iron, etc. are removed by extraction with 8-quinolinolchloroform at pH 4.5. Rare earths are separated from calcium by TTA extraction at the same pH, and they are then back-extracted into 1 M nitric acid. After evaporation of the solution, the rare earths are determined spectrophotometrically with arsenazo."
Date: October 18, 1962
Creator: Onishi, Hiroshi & Banks, Charles V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Enhancement of Acidity of Very Weak Acids in Tertiary Butyl Alcohol

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The acidity of a solution of acid, HX, and salt, MX, is affected by both the concentration of X- and M+ owing to incomplete dissociation of the salt, MX. it was possible to increase the acidity of a solution of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol - tetrabutylammonium 2,6-di-tert-butylphenolate relative to a dilute solution of tetrabutylammonium hydroxide by increasing the tetrabutylammonium bromide content. This indicates that the dissociation constant of the hydroxide base is sufficiently large that extensive dissociation occurs in dilute solutions. The addition of tetrabutylammonium bromide is therefore recommended as a general method for increasing the acidity and improving the titration characteristics of extremely weak acids."
Date: October 22, 1962
Creator: Marple, Leland & Fritz, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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