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Injection Trajectories and Beam Matching for the Cambridge Electron Accelerator

Description: "ABS>Injection trajectories were calculated for different injection conditions for the Cambridge Electron Accelerator, considering also the effect of magnetic fringing fields. The general problem of matching the emittance of the linac to the acceptance of the synchrotron in the transversal phase space is considered, and it is shown that this can be done by a set of two quadrupole lenses. In order to eliminate rudial betatron oscillations due to energy deviations of the injected particles, a pul… more
Date: April 17, 1957
Creator: Steffen, Klaus G.
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Precision Beta-Ray Spectroscopy : Termination Report

Description: Detailed information on the radiations associated with several even-even isotopes has been obtained. In some instances enough information has been gathered to allow construction of skeleton energy level diagrams for the isotopes. Activities studied were obtained from pile irradiation of pure odd-even natural isotopes and included Dy160, W182, Sm152, Gd152 and Gd154. Details of the work done on and results obtained for these isotopes are reported in section 3. Some analytic and experimental stud… more
Date: April 17, 1956
Creator: Fowler, C. M.
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Instantaneous Velocity Profile Measurement by Photography

Description: The following is taken from ORNL-2257, Instantaneous Velocity Profile Measurement by Photography, by R. E. Lynch, L. D. Palmer, and G. M. Winn. This report is in in preparation status; and errors, inconsistances, and omissions in he language, as well as in the technical aspects, may exist. The technique of using phosphorescent particles to enable photographic determination of qualitative and quantitative instantaneous velocity profiles is covered by AEC Patent Application No. SN-710, 371 issued… more
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: Lynch, F. E.; Palmer, L. D.; Winn, G. M. & Hoffman, H. W.
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Status and Future Program of Homogeneous Reactor Fuel Processing Studies

Description: The behavior of insoluble corrosion products in the HRT is generally understood and studies of the removal of these solids by hydroclones can logically be terminated after the effect of higher processing rates by the multiple hydroclone has been determined. Chemical descaling may be required to supplement solids removal by hydroclones. Laboratory studies to find suitable reagents will be continued in conjunction with decontamination work presently in progress.
Date: June 17, 1959
Creator: Burch, W. D.; Haas, P. A. & McNees, R. A.
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Preparation of Plutonium Sheet by Extrusion

Description: Plutonium sheet of uniform thickness and good surface can be made by the extrusion of a tube which is then split and flattened. This report describes the equipment and the operating conditions for making sheet 0.005 to 0.055 in. thick with areas up to 24 in. square.
Date: January 17, 1957
Creator: McNeese, W. D.
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Air Scattering of Co60 Gamma Rays: Theory Versus Experiment

Description: For Co60 source at 15 meters, the air-scattered gamma dose rate predicted by theory is excerpted from ORNL-1575, pp. 167-203. This is compared with experimental measurements for the same source and comparable geometry reported by Convair in CVAC-170T. After applying an appropriate correction for ground scattering as estimated in Mart-55-16T (Convair), the two results are found to be in substantial agreement.
Date: April 17, 1958
Creator: Moran, Rubert S.
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Development of the Excer Process

Description: Two revised Excer process flowsheets are presented for the production of UF4 from urnayl nitrate solution. In both, the uranium is sorbed on a cation-exchange resin and eluted with aqueous HF. In one, the resulting UO2F2 in dilute HF is mixed with dilute sulfuric or hydrochloric acid and electrolytically reduced in a cation-exchange-membrane cell, and the precipitated UF4·0.75H2O is dried and dehydrated to anhydrous UF4. A cost of 20¢ per pound of reduced uranium is estimated. In the other, amm… more
Date: April 17, 1956
Creator: Marinsky, J. A.
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The Isolation and Purification of Americium

Description: Gram amounts of americium were separated quantitatively from kilogram quantities of lanthanum to yield an americium product approaching 90% purity. The remaining impurity was chiefly yttrium. Elution of americium from 25% loaded Dowex 50 resin column with 0.15 M citric acid— 0.10 M diammonium citrate — 0.3 M ammonium nitrate, pH 3.3 gave a product containing 99% of the americium with a La/Am ratio of 1/100 or less in one fourth of a column volume, in this case about 1 100-fold volume reduction.… more
Date: April 17, 1956
Creator: Campbell, D. O.
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Digital-to-Analogue Converter (Punched Tape to X-Y Plotter)

Description: A digital-to-analog converter is described which is a part of a system that converts punched-tape digital data to analog data in a series of points drawn by an x-y plotter. The converter is designed to plot accurately tapes that contain information other than coded numerical coordinates. Operation of the converter is also described along with format requirements and power supplies. (J.R.D.)
Date: January 17, 1962
Creator: Wall, G. N.
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Steam Water Pressure Drop and Critical Discharge Flow - A Digital Computer Program

Description: It is the purpose of this report to explain the bands and uses of a digital computer program for the calculation of steady state steam-water pressure drop and critical flow in pipes. The program has been coded for the IBM 709 computer. While so attempt has been made to obtain improved models of two-phase flow, it is believed that the numerical integration technique used in the code will permit more accurate calculation where pressure drops are large compared to the upstream pressure. The techni… more
Date: June 17, 1960
Creator: Massena, W. A.
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Reamed Rear Face Parker Fitting

Description: A study and tests of the feasibility and best method of reaming rear face Parker fittings has been made. Flow increase of 8 percent, based on maintaining the same front header pressure, can be obtained at B, D, and F reactors by reaming the rear Parker fittings to .610 inch and using existing rear face hardware. Tests indicate mechanical strength will not be significantly reduced, high frequency vibration will not be increased, and that methods of reaming are available.
Date: March 17, 1960
Creator: McCarthy, P. B.
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"Crud" Scrubbing with a Purex-Type Zebra Cartridge

Description: Entrained solids have in the past been one of the major factors limiting solvent extraction fission product decontamination. These solids are known to be surface active, to absorb fission products, and to form interfacial films or "cruds". A major step in eliminating these cruds was taken when the Purex columns were modified to operate with the interfaces at the waste ends of the columns rather than the product ends. This type of operation tended to flush the solids out with the waste rather th… more
Date: October 17, 1961
Creator: Richardson, G. L
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Quarterly Report Technology of Non-Production Reactor Fuels Reprocessing Budget Activity 2790

Description: This report summarizes the research and development work carried out during June, July, and August, 1959, for Budget Activity 2790- Separations Development for Non-Production Reactors. The effort on Activity 2790 - Separations Development for Non-Production Reactors. The effort on Activity 2790 will enable Hanford to begin reprocessing in January, 1962, the fuel elements from power reactors which employ depleted or slightly enriched uranium fuels.
Date: March 17, 1958
Creator: Cooper, V. R.
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Division of Reactor Development Programs Monthly Report- July 1959

Description: Basic Studies. Sinterability studies on the isomorphous system UO2-PuO2 have continued. One-half inch diameter X 3/8'' long compacts containing physical mixtures of the two components have been heated in hydrogen. Sintered density as a function of time and temperature has been determined for times of one and eight hours up to 1600 C. In general, there seems to be minima on isothermal plots of density versus composition in the intermediate range 20-40 w/o PuO2. At concentrations greater than 40 … more
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: McEwen, L.H.
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Plant Modification for Reprocessing Non-Production Reactor Fuels Design Criteria for Fuel Element Storage Facility Building 221-U

Description: Facilities shall be provided in the 221-U Building for removing fuel elements from the casks as placed in the railroad tunnel from the transfer facility and moving the elements to modified existing 10' X 16' X 14' storage tanks in ten existing cells where they will be stored, until scheduled for processing.
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: Yates, M. E.
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Quarterly Report - October, November, December 1958 Plutonium Fuels Development Plutonium Metallurgy Operation

Description: A number of Pu-Al and UO2-PuO2 Zircaloy clad capsules have been fabricated for irradiation in the MTR. In addition, a four rod cluster containing Al 8 w/o Pu and Al 12 w/o Si 8 w/o Pu cores has been successfully irradiated and discharged from Loop 3 of the KER. A second four rod cluster is awaiting irradiation and design and fabrication of a seven rod cluster test element is underway.
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: Wick, O.J.
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Program on the IBM 709 Digital Computer of the P3 Approximation to the Boltzmann Transports equation in Cylindrical Geometry

Description: In formulating this general diffusion theory expression which represents the neutron balance in a nuclear chain reactor the following assumptions were made : (1) the medium through which the neutrons are diffusing has a low neutron capture cross section, (2) the region in which the flux distribute is being described is two or three mean free paths from strong sources and sinks or from a boundary. Certainly, is going to the lattice cell of a receptor, both of the above conditions are violated; f… more
Date: June 17, 1959
Creator: Matsumoto, D. D. & Richey, C. R.
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Fluorescent X-Ray Spectrography- A Recent Analytical Technique

Description: Because of the relative simplicity of the X-Ray spectra and recent improvements in instrumentation, analytical applications of X-Ray of spectrography are becoming very popular. The method us applicable to both qualitative and quantitative determinations of all elements heavier than sodium. Elements in multicomponent systems, such as alloys and minerals, and elements such as, W, Pt, Nb, Ta, Hf, Zr, and the rare earths, which are difficult to separate or determine by other methods, can usually be… more
Date: December 17, 1958
Creator: Lambert, M. C.
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The Distributions in Energy and in Number of Electrons and Photons in Cascade: Derived With Energy-Dependent Bremsstrahlung, Materialization, Collision Loss and Multiple Scattering

Description: Diffusion equations for a cascade shower which include an energy cutoff and energy parameters for each particle have not previously been studied. In this paper it is found that an inclusion of both permits collision loss to be represented as a discrete process by modifying the differential radiation cross section.
Date: September 17, 1953
Creator: Rankin, Bayard
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Energy Spectrum of 320 Mev Deuterons From He3

Description: The previous calculation of the energy spectrum of the high energy deuteron beam from the stripping of He3 (UCRL-2150) was thought to be in error, especially as regards the low energy tail, on the basis of some experiments with the neutron time-of-flight detector, which indicated a considerably narrower spectrum than that calculated in UCRL-2150. Since the value used for the attenuation cross section of deuterons in uranium is considerably lower than that presently considered correct a new calc… more
Date: July 17, 1953
Creator: Lee, John
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MTA, A-12 Development, Drift Tubes - RF and Beam Geometry. Comparison of A-12 to A-24

Description: The final r.f. characteristics of A-12 are shown. The mechanical features are available in UCRL-1859. If A-12 were to be changed to 24.2 mm rather than 12.1 mm, keeping the same length and the same constant average coil gradient of 0.375 MV/ft., the characteristics of such an A-24 can be obtained from the attached curves.
Date: November 17, 1952
Creator: Schelberg, A. & Kitchen, S.
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Sheet Metal Can Furnace

Description: A need for a small vertical cylinder-type furnace arises frequently in the Chemistry Department at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (LRL). Adequate heat is the major requirement; close control or calibration is not usually necessary. A heating unit of this type can either be used for quickly concentrating solutions in centrifuge cones or, by the addition of a refractory pedestal--can be made into a crucible furnace for size 0 and 00 crucibles. Because much of the chemistry done at LRL is with … more
Date: August 17, 1961
Creator: Doyle, Richard C. & Phillips, Will D.
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Fabricating Liquid-Hydrogen Targets From Mylar

Description: The increasing popularity of liquid-hydrogen targets in physics research has emphasized the need for containers with maximum beam transparency (i.e., thin walls and low Z) and suitable strength at cryogenic temperatures. Fabrication of a Mylar container satisfying these requirements is described here.
Date: August 17, 1961
Creator: Mehr, David L.
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