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6.70 EV Resonance in U²³⁸

Description: "Using the Brookhaven fast chopper, transmission curves were obtained for the 6.70 +/- .06 ev resonance in U238 using four different thicknesses of natural uranium metal." The measurements for the transmission curves are summarized in the table provided.
Date: November 9, 1953
Creator: Levin, Jules S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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17-keV x-ray output of plutonium

Description: In the production of plutonium in a reactor, plutonium-238, 240, and 241 are formed as well as Pu{sup 239}. It is well known that the specific alpha activity of the plutonium varies as the percentages of these isotopes are changed. Kinderman, et al have worked out the relationship between isotopic content and MWD/ton exposure. Their findings are reported in this document.
Date: November 5, 1958
Creator: McCall, R. C. & Bernard, R. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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100 Area process improvement program for the period November 1954--April 1955

Description: This is the second of a series of documents issued quarterly. The documents present, for critical examination by management and for the information of related groups, that portion of the future 100 Area technical program which relates directly and more or less immediately to the Technical-Manufacturing efforts to increase both power levels and production. An attempt is made to describe and justify the key production tests planned for the following six month period. Only those tests necessary for the relief of technical and process limitations and vital to the slug improvement program are included. Best estimates of changes in current Process Specifications during the ensuing six months are also given. To further longer range planning, power level forecasts based on foreseeable changes of technical limits and scheduled physical changes of the water plants and reactors are extended several years into the future.
Date: November 19, 1954
Creator: Reinker, P. H. & Bupp, L. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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200 area weekly report

Description: This is the weekly progress report for the 200 area for the week of November 10, 1955. Areas discussed pertaining to the solvent extraction plants include operation status, 232-F Building, 221-F - NFE dissolver, 200-F - solvent purification, 221-F - increased throughput, 241-F additional waste storage tanks, 221-F canyon pumps.
Date: November 10, 1955
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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200 area weekly report

Description: No Description Available.
Date: November 17, 1955
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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300-KV Pulser Transformer and Pulser.

Description: Photographs and working drawings are presented for a small (approximately 4.25 X 7 X 9 inch) 300Kv pulse transformer having double-conical secondaries each with a corona ring at its greatest diameter. The pulser circuit is shown but no text is included.
Date: November 1951
Creator: Heller, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Abnormal grain growth in M-252 and S-816 alloys

Description: Report discussing an experimental investigation was carried out on air- and vacuum-melted M-252 and S-816 alloys to find conditions of heating and hot-working which resulted in abnormal grain growth. The experiments were mainly limited to normal conditions of heating for hot-working and heat treatment and normal temperatures of solution treatment were used to allow grain growth after susceptibility to abnormal grain growth was developed by various experimental conditions. Results indicated that small reductions of essentially strain-free metal were the basic cause of such grain growth.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Decker, R. F.; Rush, A. I.; Dano, A. G. & Freeman, J. W.
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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Abundance and Distribution of Uranium and Thorium in Zircon, Sphene, Apatite, Epidote, and Monazite in Granitic Rocks

Description: The following report covers investigations of uranium and thorium discovered within host minerals in the earth's crust, zircon, sphene, apatite, epidote, and monazite. The object of this investigation has been to obtain an approximate measure of the abundance and distribution of uranium and thorium among these five mineral phases.
Date: November 1956
Creator: Hurley, P. M. & Fairbairn, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Accelerations in fighter-airplane crashes

Description: From Introduction: "This report describes some measurements of these quantities obtained by crashing fighter aircraft under circumstances approximating those observed in service."
Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Acker, Loren W.; Black, Dugald O. & Moser, Jacob C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acoustic analysis of ram-jet buzz

Description: From Introduction: "The surging of a system containing a centrifugal- or axial-flow compressor (e.g., refs. 1 to 4) is an example of self-sustained oscillation. Inlets designed for supersonic jet engines also have been observed to induce oscillations (e.g., refs. 5 to 11) which are usually referred to as "buzz." The origin of buzz in ram-jet engines is the subject of the present report."
Date: November 1955
Creator: Mirels, Harold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Activation Analysis Nuclear Chemical Research Radiochemical Separations. Progress Report No. 8 for November 1958-October 1959

Description: Activities at the Michigan Reactor and pneumatic tube system are outlined. Various modifications including installation and operation of a "bunny" rabbit pneumatic tube system for transferring samples from laboratory to counter are described. Prelimirary investigation for design of a neutron generator for activation work is described. Modifications to the 100-channel pulse-height analyzer including addition of auxillary circuits and additioral detectors are sumnnarized. In nuclear chemistry a cyclotron bombardment to produce long-lived vanadium tracer for yield determinations in activation analysis is described. Summaries of project work which have been published on absolute (d, alpha) reaction cross sections and excitation functions, use of computers in nuclear data analysis, and research on Ir/sup 196/ are presented. Study of the gamma spectra of 33-second Kr/sup 90/, 41-second Xe/sup 139/, and some longer-lived fission product rare gases is reported and a summary of preliminary results is given. Detection of a long-lived isomer of Ag/sup 108/ in old Ag/sup 110m/ samples is reported and new values for the branching ratios of 2.4minute Ag/sup 108/ are given. Activities of the Subcommittee on Radiochemistry are summarized. Development of a radiochemical procedure by the use of amalgam exchange is reported and exchange of the elements Cd, Tl, Zn, Pb, Bi, Sr, In, and Sn was demonstrated. Methods of expressing the efficiency of radiochemical separations are defined and presented tabularly. Application of activation analysis for many types of systems is reported. Data from activation analysis for trace constituents in meteorites, vanadium in petroleum process streams and in petroleum catalysts are presented. Activation analysis of niobium, rhenium, gold, and thalllum are also described. Information on personnel, published reports, and committee meetings is included. (For preceding period see AECU-3887.) (J.R.D.)
Date: November 1, 1959
Creator: Maddock, R. S. & Meinke, W. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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Additional Measurements on the Army Package Power Reactor Zero Power Experiments: ZPE-1 and ZPE-2

Description: During the course of the ZPE-2 experimental program additional measurements were performed under the Alco Products Research and Development program. Included in this program were the evaluation of various absorber section compositions and reactivity studies designed to facilitate analytical techniques. The results of these measurements are presented. (auth)
Date: November 15, 1957
Creator: Giesler, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Additional Studies of the Stability and Controllability of an Unswept-Wing Vertically Rising Airplane Model in Hovering Flight Including Studies of Various Tethered Landing Techniques

Description: Report discussing the results of an investigation to determine the stability and control characteristics of a flying model of an unswept-wing vertically rising airplane. Information about stabilization, maneuverability, rolling motions, and landings is provided.
Date: November 6, 1951
Creator: Bates, William R.; Lovell, Powell M., Jr. & Smith, Charles C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ADVANCED DESIGNS OF MAGNETIC JACK-TYPE CONTROL ROD DRIVE

Description: The magnetic jack is a device for positioning the control rods In a nuclear reactor, especially in a reactor containing water under pressure. Magnetic actuation precludes the need for shaft seals and eliminates the problems associated with mechanisms operating in water. It consists of a pressure shell, four sets of external stationary magnet coils (hold, grip, lift, pull down), and one Internal moving part (ammature) that impants linear motion to a cluster of rods. (W.L.H.)
Date: November 1, 1959
Creator: Young, J.N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Advanced Designs of Magnetic Jack-Type Control Rod Drive

Description: Report containing information regarding magnetic jacks, which are devices used "for positioning the control rods in a nuclear reactor, especially in a reactor containing water under pressure" (page 9). Contains a description of the device, its use, test results, and illustrations.
Date: November 1959
Creator: Young, Joseph N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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