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Slowing Down of Neutrons

Description: From introduction: "The Boltzmann equation expressing conversation of particles in phase space is set up."
Date: August 18, 1941
Creator: Breit, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Vanadium Deposits in the Carrizo Mountains District, Navajo Indian Reservation, Northeastern Arizona and Northwestern New Mexico

Description: From abstract: The Carrizo Mountains vanadium district is in the Navajo Indian Reservation, northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. From May through October, 1942, two mining companies, operating under lease agreements with the Navajo Service, opened several mines in the district and produced a total of about 6,000 tons of ore, averaging approximately 2.2 percent.
Date: 1942
Creator: Duncan, Donald C. & Stokes, William Lee
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Measurement of Density of Liquid UF6

Description: This report describes a method and apparatus used to determine the density of liquid sodium hexafluoride. The report includes a drawing of the density cell used in the experiment.
Date: March 29, 1942
Creator: Priest, Homer F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Attempted Separation of Mercury Isotopes

Description: The following document describes the analysis on an attempt at separating mercury isotopes by making their environments as widely different as possible.
Date: April 30, 1942
Creator: Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-
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Capture Cross Section of Si for Thermal Neutrons

Description: The following report analyzes different values and measurements that give the same results for the captured cross section of thermal neutrons for Si.
Date: May 6, 1942
Creator: Coon, J. H.
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The Preparation of Tungsten Hexafluoride

Description: From introductory paragraph: "Because of the possibility that tungsten hexafluoride might occur as an impurity in uranium hexafluoride it seemed worthwhile to prepare some of the material in order to become familiar with its mode of preparation, reactions, etc."
Date: June 1942
Creator: Priest, Homer F. & Colton, R.
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The Extraction Method of Purification of Uranyl Nitrate

Description: Technical report. Three extractions of a diethyl ether solution of uranyl nitrate with small portions of water are effective in removing rare earths, as is shown by radio-gadolinium and radio-europium tracer experiments. A study of representative ethers, alcohols, ketones, and esters showed that diethyl ether and a mixture of 85% ethyl methyl ketone with 15% xylene are the best solvents for the extraction.
Date: August 28, 1942
Creator: Myers, L. S., Jr.; Anderson, K. C.; Wexler, Sol & Boyd, G. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Temperature on the Surface of Cast Uranium Metal

Description: Technical report. Photomicrographs showing the effect of heating polished uranium surface at 600, 700, 850, and 1000 degrees C, and sandblasted and cut surface at 1000 degrees C are included.
Date: December 3, 1942
Creator: Johns, I. B; Newton, A. S. & Gladrow, E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiation Problems of the Chemical Plant

Description: "Absorption measurements have been made in a large body of water to evaluate the contribution to the radiation intensity produced by the degradation of radiation without absorption. Radiation intensities three times those expected from a simple exponential absorption were found. Scattering from the air of gamma radiation has been measured and has been found to agree satisfactorily with theoretical predictions. The penetration of radiation through curved pipes in shielding has been measured and been found to be a flat topped function. A 2" pipe bent in the arc of a circle of 7' chord and a 10' radius gives a reduction intensity over the intensity in air at the same distance of 2.5X10⁴."
Date: December 12, 1942
Creator: Borst, Lyle B. & Wollan, Ernest Omar
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The Production of Uranium Metal by Metal Hydrides Incorporated

Description: Synopsis: Metal Hydrides Incorporated was a pioneer in the production of uranium metal on a commercial scale and supplied it to all the laboratories interested in the original research, before other methods for its production were developed. Metal Hydrides Inc. supplied the major part of the metal for the construction of the first experimental pile which, on December 2, 1942, demonstrated the feasibility of the self-sustaining chain reaction and the release of atomic energy.
Date: 1943
Creator: Alexander, P. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Toxicity of Fluorine

Description: The following report discusses the toxicity of fluorine as described in literature on fluorine intoxication and case studies of Roholm's experimental observations.
Date: 1943
Creator: Ferry, J. L.
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The Vapor Phase Hydrolysis of the Trichlorides of Lanthanum, Praseodymium, Samarium, and Americium

Description: The following report studies the reactions of vapor phase hydrolysis of the trichlorides of lanthanum, praseodymium, samarium, and americium with gas mixtures of HCl and H2O passing over the solid materials mounted on a cantilever-type quartz fiber microbalance. This report calculates the values of the heats and entropies of the reactions, as well as the heat formation of LaCl3, 1254.9 kcal mol-(-1) that was obtained by determining the heat of the solution of La metal in 1.5M HCl.
Date: 1943
Creator: Broido, Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Optimum Design of Catalytic Towers

Description: Abstract: "This paper gives an arithmetic method of computing the number of sections required in a catalytic tower to produce a given enrichment. It also tells how to calculate the enrichment of a tower with a given number of sections. The problem of the most economical design of catalytic towers is solved. Methods are given for determining the temperature, the efficiencies of catalyst beds and strippers, the relative production rate, and the water vapor-hydrogen gas ratio which give the optimum combination of operating pressure, cross sectional area, number of sections, and volume of catalyst in the tower. Simple directions as to how to make the calculations are included."
Date: March 13, 1943
Creator: Mayer, Harris
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies on the Electrolytic Reduction of Nitric Acid

Description: Report discussing the reduction of nitric acid that results from its use at the cathode for the electrolysis of uranyl nitrate. From introduction: "It is the purpose of this report to give the results of studies on the reduction of nitric acid of different concentrations, at different types of electrodes, and for various current densities in order to ascertain the effects of such changes."
Date: March 27, 1943
Creator: Hamer, Walter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Memorandum Listing the Areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico that are Geologically Favorable for Developing Large Reserves of Vanadium Ore by Prospecting

Description: Introduction: Vanadium ore is being mined at many places in western Colorado, southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, and northwestern New Mexico (fig. 1). Eight mills in this region produced about 4,300,000 pounds of V2 05 in 1942, representing about 90 percent of the vanadium obtained from domestic sources. Although ore production has mostly exceeded mill capacity since 1937, production during the last half of 1942 averaged only about 19,000 tons or ore a month, whereas the capacity of these mills total about 22,000 tons a month. At the expected rate of ore production, ore stockpiles will be exhausted sometime in 1944, and these mills will then have excess capacity. With more intensive prospecting than now practiced, however, it is believed that sufficient reserves can be indicated to sustain capacity operation of these mills for several years. This memorandum is prepared to specify those areas that are considered most favorable from a geologic standpoint for developing large reserves of vanadium ore by prospecting. It is based on intensive studies by the Geological Survey since 1939 in most of the areas that produce vanadium ore.
Date: April 10, 1943
Creator: Fischer, R. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improved Directions for the Preparation of X(OC₂H₅)₅

Description: The following report was written to replace previous directions submitted in the February 6, 1943 report on the preparation of the solution X(OC₂H₅)₅.
Date: April 12, 1943
Creator: Gilman, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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