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A 23-Group Neutron Thermalization Cross Section Library

Description: A set of 23-group neutron cross sections for use in the calculation of neutron thermalization and thermal neutron spectral effects in SNAP reactors is compiled. The sources and methods used to obtain the cross sections are described. (auth)
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Doctor, R. D. & Boling, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Activation of electrical machinery. Supplement 1. [Preliminary evaluation; not applicable to ground tests]

Description: The following analysis of the induced radioactivity in SNAP-50/SPUR electrical machinery having a high cobalt content is submitted. Induced radioactivity in the flight vehicle will contribute negligibly to allowable radiation levels. This is especially so due to the low neutron to gamma ratio of assumed radiation damage tolerances to semiconductors. A calculation to estimate the order of magnitude of induced radioactivity in cobalt is attached. The calculation is based on a best guess of the ne… more
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Smolen, J.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adenosinetriphosphate Cleavage During the G-Actin to F-Actin Transformation and the Binding of Adenosinetriphosphate to F-Actin

Description: Since the discovery of the Straub and Feuer as well as Laki et al. that ATP bound to G-actin is transformed to ADP and inorganic phosphate during polymerization of actin (1, 2), it has become increasingly clear that the chemical changes in the nucleotide are related to the change in the physical state of the protein. Barany, Biro, Molnar and Straub have shown that highly purified actin preparation free of any enzyme which would use ATP, ADP or AMP as a substrate still catalyze the breakdown of … more
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Barany, M.; Koshland, D. E., Jr.; Springhorn, S. S.; Finkleman, F. & Theratil-Anthony, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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AGS Performance and Plans

Description: The scope of the AGS complex has expanded rapidly during the three years since an accelerated beam was first obtained. Demand for research time far exceeds the amount available although facilities have been much increased. At the same time, experiments are being designed which are more complicated than previous ones and which make more stringent demands on the accelerator and on its auxiliary equipment. There is a continuous trend of experiments to particle beams of greater momentum, as the exp… more
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Green, G. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BEAM TRANSPORT CALCULATIONS USING GRAPHS

Description: The spread of a beam of particles can be represented by an ellipse in phase space, which represents the spread of the beam in both angle and distance. It is shown that the changes in this ellipse can be followed simply by graphical means, as the beam passes through an optical system consisting of thick and thin lenses and drift spaces. Such calculations are of value when an injected beam must be matched to an accelerator, or when a beam of particles from an accelerator must be transported to an… more
Date: January 15, 1963
Creator: Smith, W I.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Beta Radiation Processing at Rigorous Conditions

Description: Introduction: The literature reflects ever expansive studies of radiation chemistry over the past twenty years However, in the application of radiation processing to chemical reactions, in general and excepting a few isolated cases, the yield of useful products have been so low as to preclude practical utilization. Thus, for many reactions,radiation alone at ambient conditions is not a sufficient agent for economical production. Hence, we are led to the investigation of radiation effects on … more
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Yavorsky, P. M. & Gorin, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ceramic-to-Metal Seals for High-Temperature Thermionic Converters. Quarterly Technical Report No. 2

Description: Seals capable of long life at 1500 c- C in cesium and vacuum environments are developed. Improved methods of sealing both metallized and unmetallized ceramic members to refractory metals are developed. Associated work on ceramics, refractory metal alloys, and ceramic-metal composites is made. (auth)
Date: April 15, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CHARACTERISTICS OF A THERMIONIC CONVERTER WITH A HIGH-TEMPERATURE COLLECTOR

Description: Current-voltage characteristics of a cesium-on-tantalum thermionic converter with a collector temperature comparable to that of the emitter were obtained for a variety of electrode temperatures and cesium vapor pressures. The results show that for emitter temperatures in excess of 2000 deg K, power outputs of a few watts per square centimeter can be obtained when the ratio of collector temperature to emitter temperature is as high as 0.75 to 0.80, which is the required range for best performanc… more
Date: January 15, 1963
Creator: Blue, E. & Ingold, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM. PROJECT ROVER, 1962

Description: ABS>A system was created for processing large volumes of data from Project ROVER tests at the Nevada Test Site. The data are compiled as analog, frequency modulated tape, which is translated in a Packard-Bell Tape-to-Tape converter into a binary coded decimal (BCD) IBM 7090 computer input tape. This input tape, tape A5, is processed on the 7090 by the RDH-D FORTRAN-II code and its 20 FAP and FORTRAN subroutines. Outputs from the 7090 run are tapes A3, which is a BCD tape used for listing on the… more
Date: January 15, 1963
Creator: Narin, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control Drum Actuator Checker

Description: The Control Drum Actuator Checker is used to verify the operation of the hydraulic control drum actuators before they are installed on the reactor. It provides for local checkout after installation. It provides for local checkout after installation. It also provides for pre-installation hydraulic leak and pneumatic seal test on individual actuator assemblies.
Date: November 15, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Correlation of Liquid Fraction in Two-Phase Flow With Application to Liquid Metals

Description: A generalized correlation for the liquid fraction in twophase flow is presented which is proposed for use with all iluids, including liquid metals. The correlation is based on isothermal, two-phase, two-component liquid fraction data for liquid Hg--N/sub 2/ and water-air. Liquid fraction is shown to be a function of the Martinelli flow modulus and liquid/gas density and viscosity ratios. Good correspondence is indicated between the liquid fraction predicted by this correlation and the Martinell… more
Date: April 15, 1963
Creator: Baroczy, C. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cytochemistry of Delayed Radionecrosis of the Murine Spinal Cord

Description: In the vast field of radiation pathology we find pathologists, anatomists, and even physiologists busily at work, but the radiobiologist is conspicuously absent, although, according to Zirkle (1959), this field is clearly within his domain. Perhaps it is wise to take this broad hint of the scientifically so well equipped radiobiologist and to stay clear from an area in which an incalculable array of variables makes clearcut experimentation a hopeless venture, a priori. Perhaps it would be bette… more
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Zeman, Wolfgang
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Fifth Quarterly Progress Report, April 1-June 30, 1963

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. The development of pulsed neutron source techniques for large power reactors has led to a new theoretical model recently developed by E. Garelis and J.L. Russell, Jr. The theory is presently based on a bare, one-group model with m-delayed precursors and takes all spatial modes into account. Results indicate, however, that the app… more
Date: July 15, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Sixth Quarterly Progress Report, July 1-September 30, 1963

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. The development of pulsed neutron source techniques for large power reactors has led to a new theoretical model recently developed by E. Garelis and J.L. Russell, Jr. The theory is presently based on a bare, one-group model with m-delayed precursors and takes all spatial modes into account. Results indicate, however, that the app… more
Date: October 15, 1963
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of salt velocity technique

Description: The salt velocity technique for measuring coolant flow through a SNAP 8 tri-cusp channel was studied and developed. The parameters important in obtaining reproducible data were investigated and a test procedure, which yields dath of good precision, was developed. Dath were taken on a tri-cusp channel with flush circular electrodes (0.125 inch O.D.) as well as on a tri-cusp channel with parallel plate electrodes (0.006 inches thick, 0.250 inches long), which were situated 0.050 inches apart and … more
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Daleas, R. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF URANIUM CARBIDE AS A NUCLEAR FUEL. Third Annual Report, September 1, 1961 to October 31, 1962

Description: = 9 6 < ? < 0 t and fabrication method on irradiation stability, thermal conductivity, and hot hardness of uranium carbide were determined. Hypostoichiometric and stoichiometric uranium carbides prepared by both powder metallurgy and skull casting and hyperstoichiometric cast carbide were tested. The preparation of 12% enriched uranium carbide specimens for irradiation testing was completed. Sintered specimens were 98% of theoretical density for hypostoichiometric uranium carbide and 92 to 93% … more
Date: January 15, 1963
Creator: Crane, J.; Kalish, H. S. & Litton, F. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A DISCUSSION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CURRENT LITERATURE CONCERNING VAN ALLEN BELTS FOR USE IN SNAP SPACE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Description: Discussion of theories on particle motion in electric and magnetic fields precedes examination of theories on the source of the inner and outer Van Allen belts. Theories for the inner belt propose solar cosmic ray injection and galactic cosmic ray injection as the source of the protons. Neutron albedo is particularly examined but seems to be unaccountable for the proton belt. Neutron albedo and injection from the sun are also considered as possible sources of the electrons in the outer belt. Fl… more
Date: February 15, 1963
Creator: Kistler, V. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dynamic Void Fraction Measurement System

Description: Abstract: Various methods and techniques of measuring void fractions in boiling heat transfer media are discussed.
Date: May 15, 1963
Creator: Kendron, J. H.; Stoner, E. E. & Taylor, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dynamic Void Fraction Measurement System

Description: Various methods and techniques of measuring void fraction in boiling heat transfer media are discussed. Details of 17 void-fraction measurement systems are abstracted. A dynamic void-fraction measurement system is described, capable of continuously measuring void fraction at any position along a 12-ft test section. Void fraction (the ratio of vapor volume to total volume of a 2- phase mixture) is measured in boiling organic coolant contained by a test section of 5/8-in.-OD nickel tube with 0.04… more
Date: May 15, 1963
Creator: Kendron, J. H.; Stoner, E. E. & Taylor, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Alloying Constituents on Aluminum Dissolution Rates

Description: In studies of the effect of alloying elements on the rate of dissolution of Al in mercury-catalyzed nitric acid, it was observed that Co, Ni, and Si present at concentrations of 1 to 2% have significant passivating effects. Fe was slightly catalytic. Passivation due to Si was partly overcome by contacting the passive alloy with active, high-purity Al. Increased catalyst concentration improved the rates when Ni and Si were present. Neither approach was effective when Cu was the passivating eleme… more
Date: April 15, 1963
Creator: Fletcher, R. D.; Jacobson, M. E. & Beard, H. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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