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Annual Technical Progress Report, AEC Unclassified Programs: 1965

Description: Annual report describing progress on unclassified research programs funded by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission during the 1964-65 fiscal year.
Date: November 10, 1965
Creator: North American Aviation. Atomics International Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project Dugout: Technical Director's Summary Report

Description: From abstract: Project Dugout was a chemical explosive row charge cratering experiment in hard rock conducted at the AEC Nevada Test Site as part of the Plowshare Program for development of nuclear excavation technology.
Date: May 10, 1965
Creator: Nordyke, M. D.; Terhune, R. W.; Rohrer, R. F.; Cauthen, L. J. & Spruill, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Energetic Neutral Injection into Thermonuclear Machines

Description: Abstract: "A scheme is discussed in which D+ ions would be accelerated to about 100 kev in a conventional accelerator, then be sent through a gas target frmo which about half the ions would emerge neutral with very little scattering or energy loss; the neutral beam would then cross into a magnetic field and part of the atoms would be ionized and trapped by colliding with the already trapped ions. The smallest mirror machine with a central field of 30-40 kilogauss, 2;1 mirror ratio and β = 01 to 0.5 that would trap most of the neutral beam in the steady state, would be about a meter in diameter and require the order of hundreds of amperes of D+ ions into the neutralizer. The smallest stellerator with a field of 30 kilogauss and β = 0.1 that would trap most of the neutral beam would be about a meter long and require about 10 amperes of D+ ions. A preliminary mirror machine experiment that might be done using the 1/2-ampere, 100-kev D+ beam from the UCRL spare MTA injector is discussed. A method of starting these machine is discussed."
Date: August 10, 1955
Creator: Lauer, Eugene J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor Physics, Quarterly Progress Report, August-October, 1953

Description: "A thorough analysis of the data obtained on depleted, natural, and enriched uranium lattices has been made. Consideration of the possible sources of discrepancies between theory and experiment has led to a suspicion of the calculated thermal neutron diffusion lengths. A series of diffusion length measurements in non-multiplying lattices of lead-cadmium alloy has been initiated. An analysis of some early exponential experiments on lattices proposed for a neutron production reactor has been carried out in order to determine whether experimental results on these more complicated structures are consistent with the analysis carried out for the "clean" lattices."
Date: December 10, 1953
Creator: Laubenstein, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Model for Radiation Damaged Ductile Metals

Description: Abstract: "A model is presented for radiation damage to ductile metals that accounts qualitatively for the effects of radiation on the electrical and mechanical properties. The model consists of an agglomeration of interstitially displaced atoms into stacking faults in the lattice."
Date: June 10, 1953
Creator: Holden, A. N. & Kunz, F. W.
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Hydrolysis of Uranium Tetra-Fluoride

Description: The following report provides tables that measure the pressure of hydrogen fluoride at given temperatures and the hydrolysis of uranium tetrafluoride.
Date: January 10, 1953
Creator: Bernhardt, Harvey A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Heat and Free Energy of the Reaction AmCl₃s + H₂O(g) = AmOCl(s) + 2HCl(g)

Description: In a previous paper a method of measuring the equilibrium constants at various temperatures for the titular reaction has been described. This report applies the method to an investigation of the corresponding reaction of americium, representing a part of a systematic program of investigation of the thermodynamic properties of analogous reactions of lanthanide and actinide elements.
Date: November 10, 1952
Creator: Koch, C. W. & Cunningham, Burris Bell, 1912-1971
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Geology of Horse Mesa, Arizona - New Mexico, with Recommendations for Wagon Drilling

Description: Abstract: Horse Mesa is in the Navajo Indian Reservation directly on the Arizona-New Mexico state line. Uranium-vanadium deposits in the Salt Wash sandstone which caps the Mesa are fairly widespread and small tonngges have been shipped from two mines. The deposits lie 60 to 75 feet above the base of the Salt Wash formation and possibly trend northwest parallel to ore trends on King Tutt Mesa, a mile northeast. Carnotite and vanoxite are the principal ore minerals. About 6,000 feet of wagon drilling is recommended to test two favorable areas. Continued exploration should be governed by results of this first stage drilling.
Date: September 10, 1952
Creator: King, John W.
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Occurrence of the 4n + 1 Series in Nature

Description: "A small quantity of a Np-237, the long-lived ancestor of the 4n + 1 series, has been isolated from a natural source. The Th-229 content of the Th-230 obtained from Belgian Congo pitchblende concentrate and of Th-232 obtained from Brazilian monazite has been determined indirectly through isolation of the Ac-225 daughter. The mass ratio of Np-237 to U-238 in the Belgian Congo pitchblende concentrate has been determined as (1.8 +/- 0.4) x 10-(-12). The mass ratio of U-233 to U-238 in the same ore deposit is found to be (1.3 +/- 0.2) x 10-(-13). The ratio of the respective neutron-capture cross sections of U-238 in the ore body for the (n, 2n) and (n, gamma) reactions is calculated to be (1.3 +/- 0.6) x 10-(-3) on the basis of the relative Np-237 and Pu-239 contents."
Date: April 10, 1952
Creator: Peppard, D. F.; Mason, G. W.; Gray, P. R. & Mech, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Argonne Heavy Water Reactor (CP-3 Prime)

Description: The following document provides figures with all information that describe the heavy water moderated chain reacting pile at Argonne National Laboratory.
Date: August 10, 1951
Creator: Zinn, Walter H.
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Graphite Sample Boring from Process Channels : Final Report, Production Test 105-389-P

Description: The following report records a total of forty-nine graphite core samples that have been bored from process tube blocks in the Hanford piles with the intention to provide results to indicate that core boring is an entirely practical operation over bore scraping in obtaining powder samples.
Date: July 10, 1951
Creator: Cole, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uranium Hydride : A Survey

Description: The following report discusses the results of a survey that was initiated to ascertain the availability of uranium hydride in tonnage quantities.
Date: April 10, 1950
Creator: Kitzes, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Materials Testing Reactor Project : Reactor Building, Design Report No. 26

Description: The following report discusses the building design and development of the reactor building, Building 1105, for Argonne National Laboratory, that is meant to house the reactor.
Date: October 10, 1949
Creator: Guzik, R. F. & Link, L. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of Pile Radiation on Be Metal

Description: The following report examines a set of beryllium metal rods through pile radiation, taking measurements, and analyzing differences between irradiated and radiated rod samples.
Date: June 10, 1947
Creator: Siegel, Sidney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiocarbon from Pile Graphite; Chemical Methods for its Concentration

Description: Abstract. Samples of pile graphite, irradiated in a test-hole at Hanford for 15 months, have been assayed for radioactive C14, yielding 0.38 ± 0.04 microcuries per gram. At this level of activity, the pile graphite contains very valuable amounts of C14. The relation between the above assay and the probable average assay of pile graphite is discussed, and it is concluded that the latter is almost certainly above 0.3 uc/ gram. Controlled oxidation of this graphite, either with oxygen at ~ 750°C, or with chromic acid "cleaning solution" at room temperature, yields early fractions which are highly enriched in C14. Concentrations of 5-fold with oxygen, and 50-fold with CRO{sub3}, have been observed. The relation between the observed enrichment and the Wigner effect is discussed, and a mechanism accounting for the observations put forward. According to this, about 25% of the stable carbon atoms in the lattice have been displaced by Wigner effect, a large fraction of which have healed the migrating to crystal edges. All the C14 atoms have been displaced, and the same fraction of these migrate to the edges. The enrichment then results from surface oxidation, in the oxygen case. Predictions are made on the basis of this hypothesis. A technique of counting radioactive CO2 in the gas phase is described
Date: October 10, 1946
Creator: Arnold, James R. & Libby, Willard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Coprecipitation of Thorium and Uranium Peroxides

Description: From abstract: "Experiments covering the coprecipitation of Thorium and Uranium peroxides are described on synthetic and actual 1300 cycle machine wash effluents."
Date: May 10, 1946
Creator: Oringer, Roy; Woodard, R. W. & Larson, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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