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"25" Critically Consultation with J. W. Morfitt : April 3, 1950

Description: Summary: "Criticality was considered impossible in any contingency encountered in practice under either of the following conditions which include no safety factor: (a) In any isolated cylinder not more than 5 in. in disruptor, if the total amount of U235 present does not exceed 7.5 Eg. (b) In an isolated vessel of any shape and size, if the total amount of U235 present does not exceed 880 g. An "isolated" vessel is one which does not "see" more than 0.1 [...] other vessels containing fissionable material."
Date: April 3, 1950
Creator: Merrill, E. T. & Sege, G.
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100 Areas technical activities report, Engineering December 1949

Description: Pile Engineering reports on: metal deformation studies, status of group I metal, flow laboratory activities, boroscope inspection details, pile control details, elimination of silica feed, controlled exposure temperature for graphite samples, naval fuel test channel, strength of masonite at elevated temperatures, carbon dioxide pile temperature, H pile graphite temperature, sampling of pile graphite, special pile motion measurements, pile expansion, far side restraining clamps, vortical thimble thermocouples, and boiling studies. The Physical Chemistry Group reports on: pile annealing studies, thermal annealing studies, empty process tube temperature, X- ray line broadening, X-ray diffraction studies, the CSF program, the WSF program, and higher temperature exposures.
Date: January 18, 1950
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100 Areas technical activities report -- Engineering, February, 1950

Description: This report covers work done by the Physical Chemistry Group and the Pile Engineering Groups. Subjects covered are as follows: metal exposure details; slug corrosion details; pile control -- thimble removal study; Van Stone flange corrosion details; process tube corrosion details; carbon dioxide experiment; graphite sampling; special pile measurements; routine pile measurements; 105 technical laboratories; P-10; boiling studies; pile annealing studies; gas tube experiment; thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity; x-ray diffraction studies; and stored energy.
Date: March 29, 1950
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100 Areas technical activities report -- Engineering, May, 1950

Description: This report discusses progress made by the Physical Chemistry Group and Pile Engineering Groups. Topics covered are as follows: x-ray studies--tube bore mining; physical expansion of capsule exposures; special capsule exposures; pile annealing; thermal conductivity and pile annealing; total stored energy; Sykes stored energy method; slug corrosion rate; effect of pressure drop on slug corrosion; exposure of P-10 fuel slugs; slug corrosion weight loss variables; vertical safety rod thimble corrosion; front tube corrosion; magnesium corrosion program; thimble corrosion program; horizontal thimble removal; metal exposure production tests; special pile measurements; carbon dioxide; H pile power level increase; vertical thimble temperature; graphite core samples; nine tube mock-up; and required header pressure.
Date: June 28, 1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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234-5 Development Group - summary report, use of {open_quotes}AT{close_quotes} solution without evaporation

Description: A summary of work is presented from the 234-5 Development Group, September 1, 1950, with regard to the feasibility of transferring the plutonium processing solution, without evaporation, to the Purification Building. Critical factors identified were the concentration of the nitric acid and temperature.
Date: September 1, 1950
Creator: Lyon, W.L. & Facer, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 1A Hybrid Flowsheet

Description: A preliminary hybrid 1A flowsheet in which the extraction section operates substantially acid while the scrub section is acid deficient is presented. The effects of added nitric acid on the performance of the acid deficient 1A flowsheet are considered, and the need for control of the entering stream acidities in such flowsheets is evaluated. Data on batch-countercurrent decontamination and plutonium recovery are included. (J.R.D.)
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Coplan, B. V.; Davidson, J. K.; Hass, W. O. & Zebroski, E. L.
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Ability of Pilots to Control Simulated Short-Period Yawing Oscillations

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the ability of human pilots to control short-period yawing oscillations using a yaw simulating device. The ability to control the oscillations was determined to be a function of period, control effectiveness, and inherent damping. Pilot control effectiveness was found to improve with practice.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Phillips, William H. & Cheatham, Donald C.
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The Absorption and Translocation of Several Fission Elements by Russian Thistle

Description: Abstract: An investigation was conducted to determine the absorption and translocation of fission products by Russian thistle from a localized spot of contaminated soil. The amount and identity of the radioactive elements absorbed and translocated by the Russian thistle is given along with the location of these elements in the plants. Beta radioactivity to the amounts of 10 microcuries per gram caused no visible effects on the growth habits of sectioned material are included.
Date: June 8, 1950
Creator: Selders, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The absorption, distribution, and excretion of tritium in men and animals

Description: A series of experiments on exposure of man and rats to tritium gas (HT) or tritiated water (HTO) are reported. In one human experiment 3 millicuries of HTO was administered in 200 milliliters of water by ingestion. Absorption into the blood stream was linear with time and complete in about 45 minutes. Body water turnover was measured over a period of six days by weighing all food and fluid intake and all excretory output. For four days water turnover was kept near normal (2.7 liters per day). During the last two days water turnover was increased to 12.8 liters per day. Tritium excretion rates was determined on eight other human subjects in which water turnover in which measured less precisely. The biological half-life of HTO in nine human subjects varied from 9 to 14 days on ad libitum and was reduced to 2 1/2 days in one subject on high water intake. The tritium activity in sweat, expired water vapor, septum and urine was found to be essentially the same as that in water from the blood. Rats were continually exposed to various concentrations of tritium in inspired air (0.000001 to 0.03 microcuries per ml) for periods up to 145 hours. Inhaled tritium appeared in the animal as HTO apparently being converted thus in the body.
Date: November 24, 1950
Creator: Pinson, E.A. & Anderson, E.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Activity of fission products as a function of decay time, and relationship to the TBP process

Description: Fission product distribution, fission product activities, and decontamination factors are terms of general usage in the Chemical Development Section. Specific values for some of these terms have been based upon data procured several years ago. In many cases more accurate basic numbers are now available. This report sets forth in tabular form detailed information on fission product activities as a function of decay time for certain conditions. It attempts to quality the use of the theoretical curie as a unit of activity to a unit having a more direct practical significance, the ``countable curie.``
Date: February 27, 1950
Creator: Schwennesen, J. L.
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Activity of pile gas. Rough draft

Description: This memorandum concerns the relative activities of Argon 41 and Nitrogen 16 in the pile gas composed of 95 percent carbon dioxide and 5 percent air. The memorandum is dated November 16, 1950. (JL)
Date: November 15, 1950
Creator: Roesch, W. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The acute radiation syndrome: A study of ten cases and a review of the problem

Description: In this report ten cases of acute radiation syndrome are described resulting from two accidents occurring at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory of unique nature involving fissionable material. These cases are described in considerable detail. The report comprises ten sections. This volume, part II of the report, is comprised of sections entitled: (1) the Biological Basis for the Clinical Response seen in the Acute radiation Syndrome, (2) Clinical Signs and Symptoms, (3) Discussion of Hematological Findings, (4) Chemistry of the Blood and Urine, (5) Discussion of Pathological Findings, and (6) Reconsiderations of the Calculated Radiation Doses in Terms of the Observed Biological Response of the Patients. This report was prepared primarily for the clinician who is interested in radiation injuries and therefore emphasis has been placed on the correlation of clinical and pathological changes with the type of cytogenetic change known to be produced by ionizing radiation.
Date: March 17, 1950
Creator: Hempelmann, L.H. & Lisco, H.
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Advanced Seminar in Reactor Physics

Description: The following report provides equations that result from a seminar in reactor physics.
Date: July 26, 1950
Creator: Smith, Nicholas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic and Lateral-Control Characteristics of a 1/28-Scale Model of the Bell X-1 Airplane Wing-Fuselage Combination: Transonic-Bump Method

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the lateral-control characteristics and the pitching-moment characteristics of a scale model of the X-1 wing-fuselage configuration. Information about the estimated variation of rolling effectiveness and wing-fuselage pitching-moment coefficient is described in detail.
Date: May 5, 1950
Creator: Lockwood, Vernard E.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics at a Mach Number of 1.25 of a 6-Percent-Thick Triangular Wing and 6- and 9-Percent-Thick Triangular Wings in Combination With a Fuselage: Wing Aspect Ratio 2.31, Biconvex Airfoil Sections

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of two semispan delta-wing configurations. Information about the lift characteristics, drag characteristics, pitching-moment characteristics, and comparison with other results is provided.
Date: May 5, 1950
Creator: Hall, Albert W. & Morris, Garland J.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics at a Mach Number of 1.38 of Four Wings of Aspect Ratio 4 Having Quarter-Chord Sweep Angles of 0 Degrees, 35 Degrees, 45 Degrees, and 60 Degrees

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the supersonic aerodynamic characteristics of four sweptback wings and wing-body configurations at several angles. Information about basic wing data, modifications to the 60 degree wing, the effects of sweep, and effects of fuselage are included.
Date: October 10, 1950
Creator: Kemp, William B., Jr.; Goodson, Kenneth W. & Booth, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic characteristics at Reynolds numbers of 3.0 x 10(exp 6) and 6.0 x 10(exp 6) of three airfoil sections formed by cutting off various amounts from the rear portion of the NACA 0012 airfoil section

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the two-dimensional aerodynamic characteristics of three airfoil sections formed by removing various portions of the original chord from the trailing edge of the NACA 0012 airfoil section. Results regarding lift, drag, and pitching moment and aerodynamic center are provided.
Date: April 1950
Creator: Smith, Hamilton A. & Schaefer, Raymond F.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a wing with quarter-chord line swept back 60 degrees, aspect ratio 2, taper ratio 0.6, and NACA 65A006 airfoil section : transonic bump method

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the results of the investigation of the wing-alone and wing-fuselage configurations employing a wing with the quarter-chord line swept back 60^o, aspect ratio 2, taper ratio 0.6, and an NACA 65A006 airfoil section parallel to the free stream."
Date: February 24, 1950
Creator: Myers, Boyd C., II & King, Thomas J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a wing with unswept quarter-chord line, aspect ratio 2, taper ratio 0.78, and NACA 65A004 airfoil section: transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "This paper presents the results of an investigation of force and moment characteristics for a wing with an unswept quarter-chord line, aspect ratio 2, taper ratio 0.78, and an NACA 65A004 airfoil section parallel to the free stream."
Date: March 8, 1950
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C. & Campbell, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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