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Part A. An X-ray Spectrometer for Use in Radioactivity Measurements, the L X-rays of Neptunium and Plutonium. Part B. Some Lighter Isotopes of Astatine

Description: The following report contains two parts on the analysis of astatine, neptunium and plutonium. Part A discusses a bent crystal focusing X-ray spectrometer that has been designed and built for the observation of the X-and gamma-rays emitted in association with radioactive decay. The instrument uses proportional counter detection and is described, as well as associated electronic circuits. The plutonium L X-rays from Cm-242 and the neptunium L X-rays from Am-241 have been measures. Values of the energies and abundances are reported. Then in Part B, it discusses some isotopes of astatine hitherto unreported that have been observed in bombardments of bismuth on the University of California 184" cyclotron.
Date: May 3, 1950
Creator: Barton, George Wendell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Development of a Melting Method for Conversion of Zirconium Sponge to Corrosion Resistant Ingot

Description: This report covers an investigation meant to find the feasibility of producing corrosion resistant zirconium from sponge by special melting techniques. The zirconium metal has certain required specifications, such as: the metal must be free from bafnium, and it must be free from other impurities of undesirable neutron cross section.
Date: May 4, 1950
Creator: National Research Corporation (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electron Spectrum of Pa²³³

Description: The following report describes the electron spectrum of protactinium derived from 23 minute thorium 233 that was produced by neutron capture in stable thorium.
Date: May 9, 1950
Creator: Keller, H. B. & Cork, James M.
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Thermal Test Unit

Description: Report discussing a performance evaluation of the Thermal Test Unit, a piece of test equipment fabricated to "aid the Hanford Works in experimentally determining heat transfer characteristics for a particular application."
Date: May 31, 1950
Creator: Cohen, A. & Rede, G. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geology of Uranium Deposits--a Condensed Version

Description: From introduction: In an effort to stimulate the search for uranium deposits among professional geologists and mining engineers, the following pages present a brief summary of some of the pertinent facts and ideas concerning the geology of uranium deposits evolved by many individuals who have been actively engaged in uranium exploration. This work has been done by members of the U. S. Geological Survey, the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, geological surveys of several other countries, mining companies, and several educational and research institutions.
Date: May 1951
Creator: Everhart, Donald L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigations of Some Unusual Nuclear Reactions and Study of Double Beta Decay

Description: The acceleration of charged particles in the Berkeley 60-inch and 184-inch cyclotrons has made it possible to study a large variety of nuclear reactions. The characterization of the products from these reactions is done by chemical separations of elemental fractions and subsequent identification of the nuclides formed.
Date: May 1951
Creator: Sharma, Hari Dutta
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oak Ridge Static Autoclave Water Decomposition Test

Description: Abstract: "Steady states decomposition product partial pressures of water exposed to an epithermal neutron flux of about 2 x 10-11, at 235F, were 0.4 to 0.65 psi. Recombination studies were made by adding hydrogen and oxygen gases to water under irradiation at different temperature and flux levels. The data show a significant effect of temperature on the rate of pressure drop of the added hydrogen and oxygen. In operating at two flux levels, 1.2 x 10-11 and 2.0 x 10-11, no difference in the rate of pressure drop with flux could be detected with the instrumentation on the test apparatus."
Date: May 1, 1951
Creator: Humphreys, J. R., Jr.; Abers, E. L. & Brown, P. E.
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Gamma Ray Measurements at the BSR, Experiment II, Iron - Water

Description: This report provides a table that summarizes the data taken from investigations of gamma radiation of the Bulk Shielding Reactor in an iron-water mixture. The results are plotted on a graph also provided in this document.
Date: May 3, 1951
Creator: Ballweg, L. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Materials Testing Reactor Project Handbook

Description: The following handbook was made for the purpose of: (1) to give a semidetailed description of the testing reactor, and (2) to explain, in so far as possible, the reasons for the design.
Date: May 7, 1951
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Werner-Type Uranium Complexes

Description: The following report analyzes the characteristics of eight chelated uranium complexes and seven uranium ammines, prepared from the reaction of organic solutions of uranium salts with complexing agents and organic bases.
Date: May 7, 1951
Creator: Barr, John T. & Horton, Charles A.
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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Ion Exchange Experiments with Polonium

Description: The state of polonium in aqueous solutions was investigated by means of ion exchange equilibrium studies. The distribution of the polonium between the solid and liquid phases was determined for solutions of various compositions using both a cation and an anion exchanges. These studies show that in the absence of a complexing agent polonium is hydrolyzed to such a degree that it forms monovalent cations and anions whose charge was not investigated in this study.
Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: Tompkins, Edward R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of the Flow Sheet for Incinerating Contaminated Combustible Waste: Engineering Research Final Report

Description: From introduction: This report serves as a recommendation that a full-scale incineration process be installed at Mound Laboratory and provides a complete flow sheet for this process and recommended designs for the critical parts of the processing equipment. It contains justification for the process, a history of the investigation including early work and pilot plant results, an explanation of the values and information given in the flow sheet, and the reasons for the recommended design features.
Date: May 15, 1951
Creator: McEwen, M.; Schauer, P. J. & Aponyi, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Elementary Theory of Neutron Sources in Reactors

Description: The following report discusses neutron sources in reactors, discussing general conditions of the study using a flux reactor.
Date: May 18, 1951
Creator: Masket, Albert Victor Hugo, 1914-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homogeneous Reactor Experiment Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending February 28, 1951

Description: Technical report covering the Homogeneous Reactor Experiment (HRE) reactor physics and engineering, out-of-pile corrosion, in-pile studies, recombination of hydrogen and oxygen, HRE chemical studies, experimental programs for the HRE, and long-range studies. [From Summary]
Date: May 18, 1951
Creator: Winters, C. E.; Secoy, C. H. & Thompson, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mound Laboratory Report for General Research: December 26, 1950 to April 16, 1951

Description: A report of quarterly results of research and development directed towards establishing new techniques and instruments towards improving present methods for determining levels of radioactivity accurately and safely.
Date: May 21, 1951
Creator: Baker, W. H.; Combs, J. F.; Rogers, A. J.; Curtis, M. L.; Gray, M. I.; Olt, R. G. et al.
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Fraction of Total Beam Current as a Function of A-12 Beam Radius

Description: The following report provides data describing the total electron beam current as a function of A-12 beam radius. The beam is investigated using the provided equations.
Date: May 24, 1951
Creator: McKisson, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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