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Annual Technical Progress Report, AEC Unclassified Programs: 1966

Description: Annual report describing progress on unclassified research programs funded by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission during the 1965-66 fiscal year.
Date: August 31, 1966
Creator: North American Aviation. Atomics International Division.
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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The Fabrication of Subassemblies for the Supercritical-Water Reactor

Description: In studies of the fabrication of fuel subassemblies for the supercritical-water reactor, the limited ductility of stainless steel-UO₂ fuel sheet made the fabrication of corrugated-flat-plate-type subassemblies impractical. A fabricable MTR-type assembly, 5/8 in. square and 30 in. long, was developed. Methods for edge cladding fuel sheet were developed and a brazing alloy, GE-75, was found to be corrosion resistant in supercritical water.
Date: August 16, 1954
Creator: Keeler, J. R. & Hare, Alan W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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UC Fuel Element Design and Fabrication

Description: Abstract: Uranium monocarbide shows considerable potential for use as a fuel in high temperature, high power density, nuclear power reactors. As Atomics International is proposing its use in sodium graphite type reactors, it was necessary to develop a process for fabricaing sodium bonded uranium carbide fuel elements.
Date: August 1, 1964
Creator: Draganchuk, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Boiling Depressurization Transients

Description: Abstract: An analytical and experimental effort toward a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in nuclear power reactor loss-of-pressure accidents is presented.
Date: August 1, 1964
Creator: Halfen, F. J. & Berganzoli, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U-10 Wt % Mo Fuel Element: Irradiation in SRE

Description: From abstract: The fuel element assembly was successfully irradiated in the SRE to a maximum burnup of 5300 Mwd/MTU, at a peak fission rate of approximately 1.5 x 10E13 fissions/cm3-sec and a maximum central temperature near 1200F.
Date: August 31, 1965
Creator: Arnold, J. L.; Miller, K. J. & Peterson, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The High-Temperature Irradiation Behavior of Hypostoichiometric Uranium Monocarbide

Description: From abstract: A series of three multi-compartmented experiments was designed to investigate the irradiation behavior uranium carbide fuels, as a function of composition, temperature, and burn-up; and the mechanical properties of Type 304 stainless steel, as a function of temperature and integrated thermal neutron flux.
Date: August 31, 1965
Creator: Hahn, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal Stress Testing of Beryllium Oxide Moderator Shapes

Description: Abstract: Perforated BeO plates were thermal shock tested to evaluate the effect of: (1) localized temperature variations adjacent to the perforations, and (2) radial gradients across the entire plate.
Date: August 1, 1962
Creator: Sujata, H. L.; King, M. & Waters, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uranium Carbide Transient Heating Experiments - Phase 1

Description: Abstract: Two in-pile capsules containing mock-up uranium carbide fuel rods were subjected to a total of five neutron bursts in the TREAT facility with initial reactor periods ranging from 0.26 to 0.10 sec.
Date: August 1, 1964
Creator: Stachura, S. J.; Silberberg, M. & Cordy, R. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Capsule Irradiation of Unalloyed Uranium at High Temperatures

Description: Abstract: Cast and Wrought specimens and restrained wrought specimens of unalloyed uranium were irradiated in the Materials Testing Reactor, as the first in a series of experiments to develop fuel materials for sodium cooled reactors.
Date: August 15, 1962
Creator: Harrington, D. G. & Newton, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Boiling Studies for Sodium Reactor Safety: Part 1, Experimental Apparatus and Results of Initial Tests and Analysis

Description: Abstract: An experimental and analytical research program is described which is designed to meet certain specific needs for data and methods required to make improved predictions of transient voids, burnout, flow, and fuel temperature during extreme accidents in sodium-cooled reactors.
Date: August 30, 1963
Creator: Noyes, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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SRE Heat Transfer System Demolition

Description: From introduction: This report details the extensive modifications to the SRE heat transfer systems required to accomplish increased capacity objectives.
Date: August 31, 1965
Creator: Nicholson, J. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Potential Applications of Nuclear Energy in a Marine Environment

Description: Introduction: In January 1959, Stanford Research Institute was asked by the Office of Maritime Reactors, Division of Reactor Development, of the United States Atomic Energy Commission to identify potential applications of nuclear energy in a marine environment, excluding those involving standard commercial surface ships and direct defense applications, and to conduct a preliminary evaluation of these applications in order to determine which ones appeared most feasible for early implementation.
Date: August 1959
Creator: Duckstad, Eric E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uniformly Reactive Uranium Dioxide from a Single Oxidation-Reduction Cycle

Description: Abstract: By use of a modified thermobalance and reactor as the primary experimental tool for sample preparation and evaluation, a process has been developed by which parent uranium feed materials of a widely variable reactivity and composition may be converted to a uniformly reactive uranium dioxide.
Date: August 28, 1963
Creator: Orrick, N. C.; Jones, C. G.; Hale, C. F.; Barber, E. J. & Rapp, Karl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Safeguards Summary Report for the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility

Description: Summary: This report contains a description of the final design of the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF); an outline of the test and operating procedures, and the organization and responsibilities; and a summary of the hazards and safeguards analyses that have been conducted to evaluate the safety of the facility operations.
Date: August 1, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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300,000-KWE SGR Nuclear Power Plant of Current Technology

Description: Abstract: This report describes a 300,000-kwe, sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated nuclear power plant based on existing technical information.
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Renard, J.; Peckinpaugh, C. L. & Aronstein, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sodium-Cooled Reactors Program, Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program: First Quarterly Report, October-December 1961

Description: Quarterly report discussing progress on the Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program, "an integrated analytical and experimental program directed toward the development of fast reactors employing ceramic fuels, with particular attention to mixed plutonium-uranium oxide" (p. 1).
Date: August 15, 1963
Creator: Leitz, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Eleventh Quarter, January-March 1962

Description: From introduction: "This is the eleventh of a series of quarterly reports which will cover the progress and results from the conceptual design, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of the Nuclear Superheat Project."
Date: August 1962
Creator: Pennington, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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