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75,000 KILOWATTS OF ELECTRICITY BY NUCLEAR FISSION AT THE HALLAM NUCLEAR POWER FACILITY

Description: For presentation at ASCE Convention in Reno, Nevada on Thursday, June 23, 1860. A description of the Hallam Nuclear Power Facslity is presented. The history of the project, program participants, site description, component development program, reaetor building, reactor structure, reactor core, sodium systems, instrumentation and control, fuel and component handling, auxsilary sustems, special design features, and advantages of sodium graphite reactor systems are discussed. (M.C.G.)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Gronemeyer, F.C. & Merryman, J.W.
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Advanced Thermoelectric Power System. Final Report

Description: Development of a radioisotope-fueled thermoelectric power-conversion system for the SNAP program is discussed. The generator operates at somewhat less than 1% over-all efficiency, has a power output of approximately 1.45 watts, and has a specific power of 0.l42 watts per pound. The power-flattening device did not perform as expected. A second generator is also described which produces a maximum power of 1.6 watts, has a maximum efficiency of 1.20%, and has a specific power of 0.32 watts per pound (exclusive of the weight of the heat source). (auth)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Harvey, R. J.
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AEC Group Shelter

Description: Report regarding the study of an underground group-shelter meant to protect against nuclear blasts, radiation, and fallout. The report presents a design for such a shelter, the minimum requirements that such a shelter should meet, a description of its facilities, illustrations, and an operating manual.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Holmes & Narver
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Aerial Photographs in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping

Description: Abstract: Aerial photographs today are widely used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative geologic information; vertical aerial photographs are used almost to the exclusion of other types. Techniques and procedures described herein relate primarily to vertical photography.
Date: 1960
Creator: Ray, Richard G.
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Aircraft Reactor Test Removal and Disassembly

Description: Report documenting the dissection of a reactor called the Aircraft Reactor Test (ART). Includes the removal of the reactor from its test cell, component removal, and plans for a for a disassembly building facility.
Date: 1960?
Creator: Abbatiello, A. A. & McQuilkin, F. R.
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APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSIONS OF MATERIALS IN VACUUM OR CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE

Description: An apparatus for determining linear thermal expansion data up to 1350 deg C for materials that cannot be heated in air is described. Expansion is not measured directly, but is derived from the differential expansion between the material being tested and the materials of construction of the dilatometer. The apparatus is calibrated against published data on the linear thermal expansion of both fused silica and polycrystalline tungsten metal. It can be operated either as a high-vacuum or as a controlled-atmosphere apparatus. Recording of data is either fully automatic or manual. The percentage error is believed to be no greater than plus or minus 0.1 to 0.2%. Original data for linear thermal expansion of materials such as hot-pressed BeO, hafnium-free ZrC/sub 2/, zirconium-free HfO/sub 2/, INOR-8 alloy, siliconized silicon carbide, uranium dioxide, compositions of Be + BeO, and samples of CS 312 graphite, boron nitride, and tungsten metal. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Fulkerson, S.D.
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Applications of a Small Electronic Digital Computer to Pyrometallurgical Research

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the use of small digital computers for problem solving during pyrometallurgical research. As stated in the field of research, "the scope of research varies from the development of new processes to the evaluation of raw materials for existing processes. The types of calculations required range all the way from those involving attempts to determine complex mathematical relationships between physical quantities to those concerned with simple summaries and analyses of daily furnace production" (p. 2-3). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1960
Creator: Leary, R. J.; Smith, R. W., Jr. & Mitchel, B. J.
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Areal Geology of the Little Cone Quadrangle, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The Little Cone quadrangle includes an area of about 59 square miles in eastern San Miguel County in southwestern Colorado. The quadrangle contains features characteristic of both the Colorado Plateaus physiographic province and the San Juan Mountains, and it has been affected by geologic events and processes of two different geologic environments.
Date: 1960
Creator: Bush, Alfred Lerner; Marsh, Owen Thayer & Taylor, Richard B.
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Argonaut Automatic Flux Controller Design Report

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over design studies conducted on Argonaut reactors for training and research purposes. As stated in the abstract, "the design presented in the form of a steady-state analysis based upon the small-signal linearization of the reactor kinetics transfer function. The measured controller performance and construction details of the equipment is given" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Gerba, A., Jr.
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BEHAVIOR OF RUBBING MOLYBDENUM SURFACE IN SODIUM ENVIRONMENTS

Description: A study has been made of the wear and friction phenomena associated with sliding molybdenum surfaces lubricated by liquid sodium. Operating conditions included sodium temperatures from 250 to 1300 deg F, sliding speeds of from 0.22 to 2.5 nan per sec, and contact stresses of 80,000 psi. Sliding specimens consisted of a ball and a flat rectangle. Sodium was found to influence the sliding behavior of molybdenum by modifying reacted films which provided boundary lubrication. These effects were also found to be temperature dependent. Addition of clean sodium between dry rubbing molybdenum surfaces in an argon atmosphere of high purity produced a marked drop in friction coefficient, and the character of the wear scar changed from galling to superficial scratching. Furthermore, these effects persisted after removal of sodium by evaperation. Studies of the films formed on molybdenum surfaces during sliding in liquid sodium and under controlled atmospheres were carried out using electron and x-ray diffraction, electron microscope, and differential thermal-analysis techniques. It was established that a sodium molybdate film on the molybdenum surfaces can be associated with low friction and diminished surface damage. Studies in vacuums up to 10/sup -6/ mm of mercury showed that native oxides on molybdenum also influence its sliding behavior. (auth)
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Kissel, J.W.; Melton, C.W. & Glaeser, W.A.
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Beryl-bearing Pegmatites in the Ruby Mountains and Other Areas in Nevada and Northwestern Arizona

Description: From abstract: Pegmatite occurs widely in Nevada and northwestern Arizona, but little mining has been done for such pegmatite minerals as mica, feldspar, beryl, and lepidolite. Reconnaissance for beryl-bearing pegmatite in Nevada and in part of Mohave County, Ariz., and detailed studies in the Dawley Canyon area, Elko County, Nev., have shown that beryl occurs in at least 11 districts in the region. Muscovite has been prospected or mined in the Ruby and Virgin Mountains, Nev., and in Mohave County, Ariz. Feldspar has been mined in the southern part of the region near Kingman, Ariz., and in Clark County, Nev.
Date: 1960
Creator: Olson, Jerry C. & Hinrichs, E. Neal
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Bismuth

Description: This report provides a broad and in depth discussion of bismuth, discussing the properties of bismuth--including physical, electrochemical, and chemical properties. It then discusses the processes by which bismuth is detected and how bismuth can be separated and isolated, with discussions of dissolution, precipitation, and extraction.
Date: 1960
Creator: Fritz, James S.
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Calculation of Suspension Peptization

Description: Report regarding the combination the theories of flocculation, particle repulsion, and particle attraction in order to "understand the flocculation characteristics of TH02 suspensions" (p. 2).
Date: 1960
Creator: Sweeton, F. H.
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Catalog of Recorded Exploration Drilling and Mine Workings, Tri-State Zinc-Lead District--Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining practices conducted in the tri-state district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As stated in the introduction, "the catalog preserves the records of accomplished explorations and mine developments in the district and provides a readily available source of information for individuals and firms interested in planning mineral explorations, Government agencies estimating of reserves of mineral resources, and the mining industry for general use" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations
Date: 1960
Creator: Brichta, Louis Chanborn
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Chemical Technology Division Annual Progress Report, August 31, 1960

Description: Report documenting the ongoing research of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Technology Division. This report includes tables, diagrams, graphs, and articles related to chemical technology.
Date: 1960
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Chemical Technology Division.
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Chromite and Other Mineral Deposits in Serpentine Rocks of the Piedmont Upland, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Description: From abstract: The Piedmont Upland in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware is about 160 miles long and at the most 50 miles wide. Rocks that underlie the province are the Baltimore gneiss of Precambrian age and quartzite, gneiss, schist, marble, phyllite, and greenstone, which make up the Glenarm series of early Paleozoic(?) age. These are intruded by granitic, gabbroic, and ultramafic igneous rocks. Most of the ultramafic rocks, originally peridotite, pyroxenite, and dunite, have been partly or completely altered to serpentine and talc; they are all designated by the general term serpentine. The bodies of serpentine are commonly elongate and conformable with the enclosing rocks.
Date: 1960
Creator: Pearre, Nancy C. & Heyl, Allen V., Jr.
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Civilian Power Reactor Program. Part 1. Summary of Technical and Economic Status as of 1959

Description: The current technical and economic status for each reactor concept in the Civilian Power Reactor Program is summarized. The individual techical status reports which present detailed information will be published by AEC as TID-8518. Included in this summary are: power costs for various reactor types versus coal- fired plants; construction schedule for heavy-water natural-U reactors; and annual program costs. (T.R.H.)
Date: January 1, 1960
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Civilian Power Reactor Program. Part 2. Economic Potential and Development Program as of 1959

Description: The status of technology of nuclear power reactors in 1959 is reviewed. General research and engineering development activities are discussed. The reactors considered include the pressurized water, boiling water, light water moderated superheat, organic cooled, sodium graphite, gas cooled enriched fuel, gas cooled natural uranium, fast breeder, aqueous homogeneous, and heavy water. Power costs are compared with the cost of power from conventional plants. (C.H.)
Date: January 1, 1960
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