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Brookhaven National Laboratory Annual Report: 1957

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing the work conducted by the lab during the fiscal year of 1957. As stated in the introduction, "the progress and trends of the research program are presented along with a description of the operational, service, and administrative activities of the Laboratory" (p. vii). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1957
Creator: Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Data Formats and Procedures for the ENDF Neutron Cross Section Library

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing the formats and procedures used at the ENDF Neutron Cross Section Library. As stated in the introduction, "this report describes the philosophy, data formats, and procedures that have been developed for the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF)" (p. 1-1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1971
Creator: Drake, M. K. & Honeck, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Specificity and Catalytic Power in Enzyme Action

Description: This paper presents recent developments on two properties essential to developing an ultimate "theory of enzyme action." The first property is the specificity of an enzyme and the second is the catalytic power of the enzyme. This paper develops theories on both of these properties. The report includes 8 figures and 2 tables that accompany the findings of this paper.
Date: 1962
Creator: Koshland, Douglas Elliott; Yankeelov, John A., Jr. & Thoma, John A.
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A Bond-Cell Method for Complex Molecules and Metals

Description: This technical report introduces "some approximations into the basic quantum mechanical theory" so that the theory of the covalent bond and the molecular orbital method "can be combined into one which will yield quantitative rather than qualitative binding energies and cohesive energies and also distinct energy levels and band structure." This approach will provide a common method "suitable to both solid state physicists and physical chemists, for calculating the energy levels in metals and complex molecules." This report also contains figures detailing the findings. (Quotations taken from introduction)
Date: June 19, 1962
Creator: Carlson, C. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A R.F. Vernier Time to Pulse Height Converter

Description: This technical report describes a pulse height converter that employs the R.F. vernier method. This particular converter has been developed for use with the pulsed beam facility of the BNL Van de Graaff. This report then details a number of tests of the converter made using a RIDL model 34-12, 400-channel analyzer. The report includes 6 figures and 4 circuit diagrams to accompany the findings.
Date: April 18, 1962
Creator: Lowe, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Synergistic Effect of Tri-N-Octylamine on the Solvent Extraction of Thorium by Thenolytricluoroacetone

Description: This technical report seeks to ascertain which amine species cause the synergistic effect exerted by tri-n-octylamine (TNOA) on the solvent extraction of thorium by TTA, the nature of the species formed, and the values of the equilibrium constants involved. This report also includes 2 figures and 2 tables to accompany the findings.
Date: April 26, 1962
Creator: Newman, Leonard & Klots, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Boiling Potassium Heat Transfer Project Loop Design and Development

Description: This technical report reviews the general purposes and immediate goals of the Heat Transfer Group at BNL's study of the heat transfer characteristics of alkali metals with phase change in forced convective flow. This report also presents a brief description of the design and development of the test loop. Figures detailing findings accompany the report.
Date: April 30, 1962
Creator: Chen, John C., 1934-2013
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies on Uranium Recovery From Unirradiated Reactor Fuel Elements by Volatile Separation in Inert Fluidized Beds

Description: This technical report presents the results of studies on the recovery of uranium by fluoride volatilization from the following unirradiated reactor fuels: zirconium-uranium alloy, uranium oxide, uranium carbide, and uranium metal. The inert fluidized bed technique was found to be a promising approach to the volatile reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels. This report is accompanied by 9 tables and 10 figures.
Date: 1962
Creator: Reilly, J. J., (Of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Associated Universities Incorporated); Regan, W. H.; Wirsing, E. & Hatch, L. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measurements of Plant Carbon Dioxide Exchange by Infra-Red Absorption Under Controlled Conditions and in the Field

Description: This technical report finds that "Infra-red gas analysis provides the most rapid and accurate method of measuring CO2 exchange by terrestrial plants in the field or in the laboratory." The report identifies drawbacks to this process and proposes useful future developments. The report is accompanied by images portraying the process.
Date: 1962
Creator: Bourdeau, Philippe F. & Woodwell, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Isotope Effects on Intermolecular Interactions and Isotopic Vapor Pressure Differences

Description: From summary: "The isotope effect on the van der Waals interaction resulting from vibrational excitation terms has been discussed in great detail to show that it is a zero-point energy effect. Interaction between rotational, transistional, and vibrational motion in the condensed phase has been also discussed in detail in terms of a very simple model. By use of approximation methods, the order of magnitude of these effects is demonstrated and it is shown that consideration of them is of importance in connection with vapor pressure isotope effects. Some other origins of vapor pressure isotope effects are cursorily discussed."
Date: 1962
Creator: Wolfsberg, Max
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Facility Availability Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor: January 1951 - March 1962

Description: This technical report details and outlines the BGRR facility's operations and performance record over a period of twelve years. The author of this report finds that the reactor is "one of the most stable and dependable in the business." The report includes two figures.
Date: May 18, 1962
Creator: Thompson, Dudley
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Free Radicals Formed on u.V. Irradiation of o-Nitrobenzaldehyde

Description: This technical report describes the chemistry process of photolysis which was carried out within a Varian 4500 EPR spectrometer. Through this process, it was found that free radicals form both in a powder and in solutions of o-nitrobenzaldehyde. It was found that the formation of free radicals on irradiation of substituted nitrobenzenes was specific for compounds which undergo the photoinduced rearrangement to nitrosocompounds. The report then details the process undertaken to identify the free radicals found.
Date: 1962
Creator: Coppens, P. & Tench, A. J., 1935-1983
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The Somatic Mutation Theory of Aging: Its Application in Irradiated and Non-Irradiated Livers of Mice

Description: From introduction: "The somatic mutation theory of aging proposes an increased frequency of somatic mutation sin tissue cells with age. The present series of experiments concern themselves with the expression of these mutations in the irradiated and non-irradiated livers of mice and their place in the aging phenomenon. In this work visible chromosome aberrations are the somatic mutations recorded as an index of genetic change."
Date: 1962
Creator: Crowley, Cathryn & Curtis, H. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Diabetic Ketosis

Description: This technical report examines the recent findings, of Brookhaven National Laboratory and others, on the relation between diabetic ketosis and intermediary metabolism. This report compares new findings with past knowledge and considers new trends in research, theory, and the management of diabetic ketosis.
Date: 1962
Creator: Shreeve, Walton W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acute Intravenous and Intraperitoneal Toxicity Studies on Sodium Pentaborate Decahydrate and Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate

Description: This technical report describes the toxicity observations on mice of varying borate-glucose molar ratios and relative potencies (p) (4) for the pentaborate and tetraborate drug. This report outlines the methods and results of this experiment and provides a discussion of the results.
Date: 1962
Creator: Easterday, Otho D. & Hamel, Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Equations for Bilateral Heat Transfer to Fluids Flowing in Concentric Annuli

Description: Abstract: "Theoretical equations have been derived for calculating heat transfer coefficients for fluids flowing through concentric annuli for the following two cases: (A) constant and equal heat fluxes from both walls, and (B) constant, but unequal, heat fluxes from the walls, with equal wall temperatures at a given axial position along annular channel. In the derivations, the conditions of fully-established flow, and independence of physical properties with temperature variation across the flow channel, were assumed. The only geometrical parameter in this general case is the radius ratio r2/r1, and in the study it was varied from 1.0 to 10.0."
Date: April 10, 1962
Creator: Dwyer, Orrington Embry, 1912-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Secondary [alpha]-Deuterium Isotope Effect in the Thermal Decomposition of [alpha]-Phenylethylazo-2-Propane

Description: This technical report describes an experiment designed to measure the rates of decomposition of [alpha]-Phenylethyl-[alpha]-d-azo-2-propane(II) and [alpha]-phenylethylazo-2-propane-2-d(III). The report then discusses the results and draws conclusions from the identified isotope effects of the experiment.
Date: 1962
Creator: Seltzer, Stanley
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Wall and Bulk Temperatures for Fluids Flowing in Concentric Annuli

Description: From introduction: "This brief paper deals with the subject of radial temperature differences for heat transfer to fluids flowing through concentric annuli under the following conditions and assumptions: a. constant heat flux; b. fully-established turbulent flow; c. heat transfer through inner wall only; d. physical properties independent of temperature."
Date: May 28, 1962
Creator: Dwyer, Orrington Embry, 1912-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Needle in a Haystack

Description: Abstract: "Production of [rho]'s and [omega]'s in [pi]- + p and p + [letter p with a bar over it] interactions is discussed. The [rho] is presumably a J = 1-, 1 = 1 state and thus can decay into 2[pi]'s via a strong coupling. The [omega] is probably J = 1-, 1 = 0 which can also decay into 2[pi]'s via electromagnetic coupling. A theoretical description of this situation is presented in terms of coupled time-dependent Schroedinger equations which mix [rho] and [omega] states that are assumed to be isotopically pure at the time of production. The interference between the two resonances was found to have the effect of extending the 2[pi] spectrum toward the [omega] mass."
Date: May 25, 1962
Creator: Bernstein, J. & Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pathologic and Behavioral Changes in Mice Following CNS Deuteron Irradiation

Description: From introduction: "The specific aims of this study were the following: (1) To produce radiogenic lesions by 1 mm deuteron beams at a dose of 8,000 rads directed unilaterally and bilaterally to the parietal areas and unilaterally to the cerebellum, and by two 9 x 0.025 mm microbeams, 0.5 mm apart, applied across the neocerebellar cortex at 72,000 rads; and (2) to relate these histopathologically demonstrable alterations to possible behavioral changes following irradiation. Since these radiogenic lesions may produce some selective functional alterations in sensory, associative, and motor processes, it was deemed essential to utilize a variety of behavioral screening tests. These tests included (a) the open field test based upon exploratory behavior; (b) spontaneous locomotor activity in activity wheels, and (c) stress reactivity under shock motivated escape-avoidance conditions.
Date: 1962
Creator: Ordy, J. M.; Barnes, H. W.; Samorajski, T. (Thaddeus), 1923-; Curtis, H. J.; Wolin, L. & Zeman, Wolfgang
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Graphite Problems in Air-Cooled Reactors

Description: This report discusses problems affecting the long-term use of graphite in air-cooled reactors. The report identifies these problems as oxidation, radiation induced dimensional expansions and accumulation of stored energy. The report finds that "frequent low temperature annealing eliminates these problems and may extend the lifetime of the graphite indefinitely." (From abstract)
Date: 1962
Creator: Schweitzer, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Reactor Project Progress Report, January 1948

Description: This report is a progress report detailing operations and ongoing projects at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The report describes new developments with buildings and progress regarding ongoing experiments. The report includes photographs showing progress in the construction of the reactor and other images and figures that accompany the descriptions of projects.
Date: January 1, 1948
Creator: Borst, L. B. & Fox, Marvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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