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The Beta-Gamma Surface Dosage Rate from Natural Uranium

Description: From summary: "Report discussing the beta-gamma dosage rate at the surface of a natural uranium disc. Measurements were taken using a Ryerson electrometer and an extrapolation ionization chamber."
Date: August 22, 1949
Creator: Kalmon, Ben
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Radiation Damage in Boron Carbide

Description: From introduction: "Report describing the study of radiation damage in boron carbide with an integrated thermal neutron flux of 3x10^20 neutrons/cm² in the Materials Testing Reactor (MTR)."
Date: August 18, 1953
Creator: Tucker, Charles W., Jr. & Senio, Peter
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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.
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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.
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Distribution of Uranium at Low Acid : Low Uranium Concentrations into 4-1/2 Percent TBP-AMSCO

Description: Report wherein acid free uranyl nitrate hexahydrate was distributed into 4-1/2 percent TBP-Amsco 125-90W and combined with various concentrations of acid in order to study the distribution of uranium and hydrolysis effects.
Date: August 23, 1956
Creator: Andelin, Robert L.; Anderson, Edward L. & McVey, W. H.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hazards Summary Report for the Hanford Plutonium Critical Mass Laboratory

Description: Report that summarizes the potential hazards of the Hanford Critical Mass Laboratory and presents operation procedures which will limit the probability of a nuclear accident. The report also outlines the planned experimental program, descriptions of the facility, and the administration of nuclear safety in the laboratory.
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Reardon, W. A.; Clayton, E. D.; Brown, C. L.; Masterson, R. H.; Powell, T. J.; Richey, C. R. et al.
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Calculated Equilibrium Distributions for the Uranyl Nitrate - Tributyl Phosphate - Dilute Nitric Acid System for Temperatures Between 25 and 75 C

Description: Report discussing the "equilibrium uranium distribution between an aqueous nitric acid solution and a 30 per cent by volume solution of tributyl phosphate in a hydrocarbon diluent" (p. 2). This includes the necessary equations.
Date: August 12, 1960
Creator: Wilburn, N. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dissolution of Power Reactor Fuel Cores

Description: Report discussing the dissolution of simulated fuel cores. Equipment and procedures are discussed along with significant characteristics of the core materials.
Date: August 26, 1960
Creator: Blaine, H. T.
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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
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Calculated Costs of Fabrication of Plutonium-Enriched Fuel Elements

Description: Report regarding the study of the calculated costs of fabricating plutonium-enriched fuel elements for Hanford Laboratories' Plutonium Recycle Program. Topics include descriptions of the process, design study of plants that use U235 and plutonium enriched fuel, and estimates of costs.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Hanthorn, H. E.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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