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Maintenance of ETR Coolant

Description: Report describing the maintenance system in place for the coolant system of an Engineering Test Reactor (ETR).
Date: August 15, 1958
Creator: Haas, F. C.
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 report details ongoing work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project. Topics of discussion include reactor theory and design, shielding research, materials research, appendixes with information on ongoing analytical chemical studies.
Date: August 5, 1952
Creator: Briant, R. C.; Buck, J. H.; Miller, A. J. & Cottrell, W. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mammalian Radiation Genetics

Description: "This symposium is concerned with the basic aspects of radiation effects. When we turn to the genetic effects of radiation in mammals, there are so few aspects on which there is any information that the problem of sorting out the fundamental findings has hardly arisen. In this paper it will, therefore, be possible to survey most of what is known and pass on to a consideration of what is needed next. Since one of the purposes of this symposium is an interchange of views between investigators in different fields, an attempt will be made to avoid technical details. Among the practical needs in mammalian radiation genetics is a pressing one for more data on which to base estimates of the genetic hazards of radiation in man. The present paper will be concerned largely with this problem. Our own work is directed primarily in this direction, our objective being to uncover some of the basic facts in at least one mammal-the mouse. Before discussing the experimental work, however, it seems desirable to consider some of the general features of the genetic hazard of radiation."
Date: August 11, 1952
Creator: Russell, W. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Organo-Phosphorous Compounds for Solvent Extraction

Description: From summary: "The influence of the structure of phosphate esters on the distribution coefficient of uranium between solutions of these esters in carbon tetrachloride and aqueous nitrate solutions has been studied. Esters of secondary alcohols showed higher distribution coefficients than primary alcohols. Phenyl esters extracted less uranium than alkyl esters, and the presence of other negative groups also resulted in less extraction. Compounds containing carbon to phosphorus bonds gave higher distribution coefficients than the corresponding esters, and the distribution coefficients increased with the number of such carbon to phosphorus bonds. Tributyl phosphine oxide (with three carbon to phosphorus bonds) showed high distribution coefficients with many salts, including uranyl nitrate, uranyl sulfate, uranyl chloride, thorium nitrate, plutonium (IV) nitrate and some of the fission products in nitrate solution. It is planned to study these and similar compounds further."
Date: August 14, 1952
Creator: Higgins, C. E.; Baldwin, W. H. & Ruth, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Protective Equipment Evaluation Program Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 1951

Description: This quarterly progress details the ongoing work of the Protective Equipment Evaluation Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics discussed include aerosol generation, penetration studies, particle size measurement, and an appendix with analytical methods.
Date: August 6, 1952
Creator: Struxness, E. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Supplement to Report on the Brookhaven Nuclear Reactor Prepared for Reactor Safeguard Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission

Description: This technical report provides supplementary information on the Brookhaven nuclear reactor. It details added safety systems, tests, expounds on information included in the original report, describes liquid wastes system, and describes different procedures for operating the nuclear reactor.
Date: August 30, 1948
Creator: Brookhaven National Laboratory
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A Detector for Sub-Surface Cracks

Description: From abstract: "An instrument was developed to detect cracks within 1/8 inch of the surface of cylindrical uranium fuel slugs. The instrument measures changes in eddy currents that are induced at a frequency of 2 KC."
Date: August 1954
Creator: Goodwin, L. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Metallurgy Division Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending January 31, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress report describes the ongoing research at the Metallurgy Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In particular, this report discusses the thorium research program, the slug problem, the preferred orientation and anisotropy in metals, fundamental studies of alloying, and the ANP program.
Date: August 28, 1952
Creator: Frye, John H., Jr., 1908-2001 & Bridges, W. H.
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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Crystal Structure Studies of the System NaF-UF4, NaF-ThF4 and NaF-LaF3

Description: Abstract: In the NaF-UF4 system the following intermediate phases have been found: NaUF5, -Na2UF6, -Na2UF6 and NacUF7. NaLaF4 is the only intermediate phase observed in the system NaF-LaF3. In the course of an incomplete study of the system NaF-ThF4 the phases NaTh2F9, -Na2ThF6, -Na2ThF6 and Na4ThF8 have been observed. Crystal structure data are given for all the phases.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Zachariasen, William H. (William Houlder), 1906-1979
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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The Use and Calibration of Scintillation Counter--Model Y

Description: Several improvements have been made in the gamma scintillation counter (GSC). The Model V gamma scintillation counter uses a canned thallium activated sodium iodide crystal as a detector. Although the electronic components remain unchanged, a modification of the sample support has been made to improve reproducibility of geometry. To assure comparable results between various counters, they must be operated at the same energy threshold and counting yield. Methods have been developed to assure operation at a preferred energy threshold of 0.1 Mev and an arbitrarily fixed counting yield of 3.36% for Cs-Ba-137. Partial pulse height discrimination against U 237 is also accomplished.
Date: August 1, 1953
Creator: Brauer, F. P. & Leboeuf, M. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioactive Particle Fallout in the Hanford Environs from Nevada Nuclear Explosions Spring-1953

Description: Various organizations in the Biophysics Section of the Radiological Sciences Department participated in evaluating local radioactive particle fallout as influenced by the nuclear explosions at the Nevada Proving Grounds during the early part of 1953. Data collected from approximately 50 air monitoring stations operated by the Regional Survey forces were used to determine the trend of radioactive particle concentrations in the atmosphere between March and June. These measurements were supplemented with the findings of associated organizations in the Biophysics Section during and immediately after the peak influx on May 26.
Date: August 4, 1953
Creator: Paas, H. J.; Adley, F. E.; ; ; Fuquay, J. J. & Jenne, D. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Temperature on Uranium Recovery Columns Operation

Description: Some data on the temperature effect in pulse columns are reviewed. New data obtained with the "vibrational" stirrer are reported. The effects on both the dispersion and coalescence and the net rate of extraction suggest that improved operation of the RA column and lowered waste losses would be expected at elevated temperatures.
Date: August 12, 1953
Creator: Burger, L. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Backmixing in Pulse Columns II, Experimental Values and Effect of Several Variables

Description: Seven runs were made with the system Penn. Ref. Co. "Supersol" (dispersed) water (continuous) to investigate the effects of pulse frequency, amplitude plate spacing, volume flow ratio, and throughput on backmixing, using the technique of continuous injection of a tracer solution into the packed section. Backmixing was found to be surprisingly insensitive to all the above variables over the range studied with the exception of pulse amplitude and continuous phase flow rate, showing greatest dependence on the later. Backmixing increased with decreasing continuous phase flow rate and increased with pulse amplitude.
Date: August 11, 1953
Creator: Swift, W. H. (Ward Henry), d 1929- & Burger, L. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Monitoring Thermal and Resonance Neutron Flux

Description: The monitoring of thermal and resonance neutron flux in a thermal reactor having high flux over periods of time from 1 to 12 months using think Co foils is considered. Special attention is paid to the many correction factors to be applied to the activation data; neutron temperature, effective cadmium cutoff energy, burnout of Co59 and Co60, and decay of Co60. Results on a homogeneity test of 10 mil, 0.08% Co-A1 alloy foils is given.
Date: August 17, 1953
Creator: Heineman, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Lattice Cell Calculations I: Determination of X for a Uranium Slug

Description: A first iteration of the diffusion theory result is executed for the thermal flux distribution in a 7.5" graphite-uranium lattice cell using the integral equation formulation of transport theory.
Date: August 24, 1953
Creator: Stuart, G. W., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ultrasonic Fusion Joining of Sintered Aluminum Powder Materials to Aluminum Alloys

Description: From abstract: "Essentially void-free fusion-type joints of high strength were produced between small specimens of Type M-276 sintered aluminum powder plate and 1100 Hl4 wrought plate, using a technique consisting of controlled and brief exposure of the ends of both materials to an ultrasonically active coupler face in a bath of molten 1100 aluminum, followed immediately by butt joining and fast cooling. With further development, the process should be adaptable to other types of sintered aluminum powder materials and to other joint geometries."
Date: August 1958
Creator: Thomas, John G. & Meyer, Florence R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nonlinear Analogue to Digital Converter

Description: Technical report. From Abstract: "An electromagnetical instrument is described which produces a shaft rotation which is a linear function of the quantity being measured from a non-linear input signal. The instrument was used to convert the output function of the Nuclear Test Gage (NTG) which is nonlinear with respect to fuel concentration to a form that will directly drive an automatic production recorder (APR). The output shaft is also geared to a Veeder Root counter so that the value of the independent variable is given to the NTG operator in digital form. A rate-of-change detector automatically trips the APR when the reading has come sufficiently close to equilibrium."
Date: August 1959
Creator: Goodwin, Leslie E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Swaging of Uranium Dioxide Tubes - [Part] I

Description: Technical report. From Abstract: "A method was developed for fabricating tubular fuel elements of uranium dioxide by swage compaction of crushed, fused UO2. The elements were 5 to 10 feet long and were clad with stainless steel. UO2 densities up to 91% of theoretical were obtained in tubes about 2.1 inches in outside diameter and 0.3 inch in wall thickness."
Date: August 1960
Creator: Ferrara, Anthony S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acid-Base Equilibria in Tertiary Butyl Alcohol

Description: From abstract: "The dissociation of acids in tertiary butyl alcohol has been studied by potentiometric, spectrophotometric, and conductimetric methods. Values for the over-all dissociation of perchloric and picric acids and several tetrabutylammonium salts were estimated by the Fuoss-Kraus treatment of conductance data. Potentiometric studies were carried out at constant ionic strength in order to minimize activity coefficient variations. An acidity scale was established from potentiometric measurements at a glass electrode, and conductance values of dissociation constants. A method was developed for the evaluation of the over-all dissociation constant of weak acids using potentiometric data for hydrogen ion activities and conductance data for the corresponding anion activities. Over-all dissociation constants are reported for perchloric acid, picric acid, 2,4-dinitrophenol, and benzoic acid. Apparent dissociation constants from potentiometric measurements at a constant ionic strength were determined for hydrobromic, nitric, hydrochloric, picric, and p-toluenesulfonic acids."
Date: August 6, 1962
Creator: Marple, Leland & Fritz, James S. (James Sherwood), 1924-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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