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Critical Path Scheduling of ETR and MTR Reactor Shutdowns

Description: Report describing a method for planning shutdown projects and scheduling the manpower to shut down Materials Testing Reactors (MTR) and Engineering Test Reactors (ETR).
Date: January 10, 1962
Creator: Jacobs, R. T. & Myers, L. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Equations for Bilateral Heat Transfer to Fluids Flowing in Concentric Annuli

Description: Abstract: "Theoretical equations have been derived for calculating heat transfer coefficients for fluids flowing through concentric annuli for the following two cases: (A) constant and equal heat fluxes from both walls, and (B) constant, but unequal, heat fluxes from the walls, with equal wall temperatures at a given axial position along annular channel. In the derivations, the conditions of fully-established flow, and independence of physical properties with temperature variation across the flow channel, were assumed. The only geometrical parameter in this general case is the radius ratio r2/r1, and in the study it was varied from 1.0 to 10.0."
Date: April 10, 1962
Creator: Dwyer, Orrington Embry, 1912-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SM-1 (APPR-1) Research and Development Program : Final Report on Short-Lived and Fission Product Activity in the SM-1 Primary Coolant, Task III

Description: Abstract: The primary coolant of the SM-1 (APPR-1) was analyzed for short-lived and fission product activities. Manganese-56 was found to be the predominant non-fission product nuclide contributing to the short lived activity. Fission products were found in the coolant. It is concluded these fission products originate from a defects in the cladding and from surface contamination of the fuel elements.
Date: March 10, 1959
Creator: Brown, William S. & Hasse, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SM-1 Research and Development Program, Activity Buildup Program Task 1 : final report February 1958 to June 1959

Description: Abstract: The results of activity buildup studies in the SM-1 (APPR-1) performed from February 1958 to January 1959 are reported. Data are presented on the extent, nature, and mechanism of the buildup of long-lived gamma emitting nuclides in the reactor primary system. Mathematical equations to describe the activity buildup are derived. Radiation levels after reactor shutdown are presented, as well as the predicted radiation levels at the end of core life.
Date: August 10, 1959
Creator: Brown, William S.; Bergen, C. Richard.; Bergmann, Carl A.; Chupak, Julius.; Fitzsimmons, Susanne R. & Grant, Louis G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal Spikes and Uranium Instability

Description: Thermal spikes occurring during the life of a slug in a pile cause a momentary destruction of the original configuration of atoms in the metal. This process occurs at such a rate that in a thermal neutron flux of 10(13) neutrons per square centimeter per second each atom in the metal will be subject to temperatures above the melting point of uranium every 40 minutes.
Date: December 10, 1952
Creator: Last, G. A. & McLachlan, D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Study of Efficiencies and Pressure Drop Characteristics of Air-Filtering Media

Description: Removal of particles from air is discussed in terms of three classes of filtering media--air-sampling, respirator, and air-cleaning. Plots of efficiency versus filtering velocity are presented. The pressure drop characteristics of the filters are discussed in terms of initial pressure drops of the clean filters, variations in pressure drop of the individual filters, and comparison of loading rates.
Date: August 10, 1953
Creator: Adley, F. E.; Scott, R. H. & Gill, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Automatic Polarograph for the Determination of Uranium in Process Waste Streams

Description: The automatic polarograph is ideally suited for the analysis of waste streams for uranium in the Metal Recovery Process, and with modification, it is applicable to other processes, pilot plants, and even to laboratory set ups. The instrument is simple, dependable, and relatively trouble free in operation. It provides an immediate record of the uranium in the waste and, through better control of the process, lower processing costs.
Date: December 10, 1953
Creator: Koyama, K.; Michelson, C. E. & Alkire, G. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Magnetic Properties of Some Intra-Rare Earth Alloys

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Paramagnetic susceptibilities of samarium structure alloys in the systems La-Gd, Nd-Y, Nd-Tm, and Ce-Y were measured from 4.2 - 300°K to determine what effect the formation of this structure has on the magnetic properties of the alloys. Susceptibility maxima were observed in the Nd-Y and Nd-Tm alloys, at 34.5 and 28.5°K, respectively. Slope changes were observed in the curve of 1/x versus T for the La-Gd alloy at 155 and 130°K, and the susceptibility of this alloy remained temperature-independent from 130-7°K. A rather poorly defined region of constant susceptibility was also observed or the Ce-Y alloy, from 26-37°K. Above these transition temperatures, the alloys obeyed the Curie-Weiss law, the susceptibilities of the La-Gd and Ce-Y samples indicating the possibility of electron transfer occurring in these cases."
Date: September 10, 1962
Creator: Roughan, P. E. & Deane, A. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Crystal Structure of Bismuth Subchloride

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The stoichiometric formula of the lower chloride in the BiCl3-Bi system has been established as Bi12Cl14 (BiCl1.167) through a dingle crystal, X-ray determination of its structure. ... Previous studies of the Bi-Cl3-Bi system are re-examined in the light of the structural results."
Date: January 10, 1963
Creator: Hershaft, Alex & Corbett, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production of Pi-Mesons in Lead by High Energy Proton Bombardment

Description: Our knowledge of the properties of mesons and their interactions with nuclei has come from two sources. Studies of cosmic ray phenomena provided the earliest information. The discovery that mesons may be produced artificially by bombardment of nuclei with radiations from high energy accelerators has, on the other hand, made it feasible to undertake a wide variety of investigations under more controlled conditions than is possible in cosmic ray experiments. In such experiments mesons have been produced by high-energy protons, alpha-particles and neutrons.
Date: January 10, 1950
Creator: Weissbluth, Mitchel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cation Exchange in Acetone-Water-Hydrochloric Acid

Description: Abstract: Distribution coefficients have been measured for the partition of metal ions between cation exchange resin and acetone-water-hydrochloric acid solutions. the differences in distribution coefficients of metal ions are greater in acetone-water media than in aqueous media of the same hydrochloric acid concentration. Using distribution coefficient data, conditions for column separations of mixtures can be selected. Column separations of metal ion mixtures can be effected by eluting with acetone-water-hydrochloric acid solutions of different compositions. Successful separations of a number of mixtures are reported.
Date: May 10, 1962
Creator: Fritz, James S. (James Sherwood), 1924- & Rettig, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Research Progress Meeting June 10, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 10, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) 184-inch cyclotron (J. Vale); (2) Slow neutrons in the shielding of the 184-inch cyclotron (W. Benson); and (3) Fission of thorium with alpha particles (A. Newton).
Date: June 10, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Process Simulation on a Digital Computer Using Analog Methods

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "A system has been developed to program a digital computer in much the same manner as an analog computer is programmed. Properties of a general purpose analog computer and a digital differential analyzer are combined to yield a program which employs, as input, standard data cards prepared from a diagram analogous to an analog computer diagram. The capacity of the system is much greater than that of most analog computers, making it applicable to large simulation problems. No scaling is required. The system is compatible with the Fortran symbolic language and may be used as part of a larger digital computer program. It may be applied to the more general types of boundary value problems arising in process simulation in addition to the initial value problems ordinarily solved on analog computers. It is particularly well adapted to non-linear problems and to control problems involving large transport delays. The program operates in basic machine language and, when used by itself, requires no compilation time."
Date: July 10, 1963
Creator: Farris, George J. & Burkhart, Lawrence E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Crystal Structure of Ba3(PO4)2 and Sr3(PO4)2

Description: From introduction: "This article gives an account of the determination of the complete crystal structures of the normal orthophosphates of barium and strontium."
Date: April 10, 1945
Creator: Zachariasen, William H. (William Houlder), 1906-1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pulse Radiolysis Studies of the Reactivity of the Solvated Electron in Ethanol and Methanol

Description: Abstract. By means of the pulse radiolysis technique a short-lived transient species has been observed in irradiated de-aerated ethanol and methanol, exhibiting an optical absorption throughout the visible and near infra-red. This transient is suggested to be the solvated electron on the basis of the nature of the spectrum, the reactivity with hydrogen ion and with various organic electron acceptors, and the formation of mononegative ions of some of these acceptors. The absolute rate constants have been determined for the reactions of the solvated electron with hydrogen ion, oxygen and benzyl chloride in ethanol and methanol. The diphenylide ion was found to be short-lived in ethanol. The absolute rate constant for the first-order decay of the diphenylide ion has been determined.
Date: June 10, 1963
Creator: Taub, Irwin A.; Sauer, Myran, C., Jr. & Dorfman, Leon M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Comparison of the Nannoplankton and Net Plankton of the Columbia River

Description: Plankton collected from the Columbia River by the net method and by the centrifuge method were compared. The centrifuged plankton (nannoplankton) exceeded the net plankton in weight, in abundance of organisms and in radioactivity. Similar seasonal trends were present in both types of plankton.
Date: September 10, 1953
Creator: Coopey, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diffusion of Stack Gases in Very Stable Atmospheres: Case II

Description: In 1949 Barad presented two solutions to the general diffusion equation. Basic in both solutions is the assumption that in very stable atmospheres a point source may be replaced by a vertical area of uniform concentration at a short distance downwind. This vertical area is considered to exist at the distance at which the plume finally "levels-off" and assumes a flat ribbon-like appearance. In addition if the distance over which diffusion takes place is limited to one or two miles and if only the stable atmosphere with its narrow range of eddy sizes is considered, the average diffusion co-efficient (K) has a signficance which it does not have in the case of neutral equilibrium.
Date: August 10, 1953
Creator: Barad, M. L. & Shorr, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Physical Properties of High Density Concrete

Description: The purpose of this report is to summarize the work done at KAPL on physical properties of high density concretes.
Date: April 10, 1950
Creator: Blinder, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Solvent Extraction Method for Neptunium (237) Analysis

Description: Technical report describing a rapid and quantitative radiochemical method for the analysis of neptunium (237). This method is based on the extraction of neptunium (IV) with thenoyl-trifluoracetone in xylene. Neptunium (237) is separated free from other alpha emitters and from non-radioactive interferences, and the method may be readily adapted to remote control. [From Abstract]
Date: July 10, 1951
Creator: Moore, Fletcher L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemistry Division Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending March 31, 1951

Description: Quarterly technical report including reports on chemistry of source, fissionable, and structural elements, nuclear chemistry, radio-organic chemistry, chemistry of separations processes, chemical physics, radiation chemistry, and instrumentation. [From Abstract]
Date: May 10, 1951
Creator: Lind, S. C.; Boyd, G. E. & Bredig, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homogeneous Reactor Project Quarterly Progress Report [for] Period Ending May 15, 1951

Description: Technical report outlining the reconstitution of the Homogeneous Reactor Experiment Project (HRE) as the Homogeneous Reactor Project. Report covers the need for a broader developmental program to establish the feasibility of obtaining the potential advantages of homogeneous reactors for the production of fissionable materials and power. Details the ultimate objective of the ORNL program to provide the technical information required to determine the feasibility of a full scale plutonium power producing homogeneous reactor. [From Summary]
Date: October 10, 1951
Creator: Swartout, J. A.; Secoy, C. H. & Winters, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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