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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 5 [for] January 1, 1958 -- March 31, 1958

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fifth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) Optical studies of titanates; (4) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (5) Capacitor design.
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 4 [for] August 19, 1957 -- December 31, 1957

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fourth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) discussion of ceramic density measurements; (4) Optical studies of titanates; (5) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (6) Ca… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pebble Bed Friction Factor and Thermal Expansion Tests

Description: Tests were conducted to determine the friction factor of randomly packed beds of 3/4-inch diameter spheres in 8-inch and 15-1/4-inch diameter beds, and of 1-1/2-inch diameter spheres in 15-1/4-inch diameter bed. The bed depths were varied in an attempt to isolate the effects of entrance and exit losses. The bed Reynolds number, base on sphere diameter, was varied from 5,000 to 50,000.
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Leeman, C. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adsorption of Radioactive Gases on Activated Carbon

Description: The purpose of this experiment is to study the quantitative adsorption characteristics of a carbon adsorber bed receiving a radioactive inert gas in a helium stream. An objective of the experiment is to measure the equilibrium transmission of the radio-active gas through a carbon adsorber in order to determine if radio-active decay of the adsorbed gas permits additional adsorption.
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Madey, Richard; Barker, J. J.; Beebe, M. R. & Stephenson, T. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Energy, Low-Thrust Jupiter Missions

Description: Previous studies have been made of the relationship among acceleration, specific power, payload fraction, and travel time for many interplanetary missions. These utilized tangential thrust and correspond to the high thrust Hohmann transfer orbits. In addition, a complete optimization of the one way Mars mission has been accomplished. Since the minimum Jupiter round trip time was six and a half years for tangential thrust, calculations were carried out using higher energy transfer orbits. It is … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Fox, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Phase Diagrams of Zirconium-Beryllium and Related Systems

Description: Introduction. The phase diagram data reported in this paper were obtained during an investigation of the beryllium-metal compounds of the titanium group transition elements. Several compounds in these systems had been previously reported but their compositions and structures were not all known. In the course of this study many details of the phase diagrams of the system were observed. Tentative diagrams consistent with this data will be presented.
Date: May 31, 1960
Creator: Bedford, Ray Gilbert, 1928-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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State of Matter at High Pressure

Description: Abstract. The region where exact thermodynamic description of the state of matter at high pressure and high temperature is possible is located. In the remaining region various approximate theories and empirical relations are discussed. These considerations are applied to hydrogen to locate the density and pressure at which the diatomic bond collapses. Also the approximate conditions are determined at which no bound electron states exist.
Date: March 31, 1960
Creator: Alder, Berni J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Hanford weekly teletype report]: Supplement report for week ending June 12

Description: This document contains information about flooding of the Columbia River. It focuses attention on the following; increased elevation due to rainfall, seepage which destabilized the constructed dike, flooding of cellars, evacuation of people to emergency shelters, tug boat collision damage to power lines, and the washout of the Van Giesen Street Bridge on Yakima River.
Date: December 31, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design of production test IP-344-A-FP, determination of the limitations of the Al-Si process

Description: Tests in which aluminum-jacketed, Al-Si bonded uranium fuel elements were baked at various temperatures have shown there is a time-temperature relationship for Al-Si layer decomposition. For heat transfer and secondary coolant barrier considerations, the extent of bonding layer deterioration during fuel element irradiation is important. Currently, Al-Si bonded fuel elements show evidence of spire bond separation, and to a lesser degree, can bond separation following irradiation. Such evidence h… more
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Hodgson, W. H. & Clinton, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Coolant backup design study basis and objective

Description: Preliminary studies have, in general, indicated the need for modifications and improvements to the reactor last ditch coolants systems in order to provide adequate safety of operation at power levels programmed for the future. These studies have indicated the need for improved reliability as well as increased capacity for the last ditch coolant systems. A design study is being prepared by Reactor Modification Design to define the scope of the modifications required to provide adequate last ditc… more
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Schack, M. H. & Tupper, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sub-Cooled Burnout Relative to Hanford Reactors

Description: In the Hanford production reactors, failure of fuel element cladding is known as subcooled burnout since the bulk coolant temperature is below the saturation temperature at time of failure or burnout of the fuel cladding. The heat generation rate at which subcooled burnout occurs, establishes a limit to allowable reactor power level. This document compares present and potential power level limits at the Hanford production reactors with power level limits established by subcooled burnout.
Date: May 31, 1960
Creator: Carlson, P. A. & Trumble, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Improved coolant backup 100-B, D, F, DR, H and C areas design study

Description: Preliminary engineering studies have indicated the need for modifications and improvements to the reactor coolant backup systems of the old areas in order to provide adequate safety of operation at power levels programmed for the future. These evaluations of the coolant backup systems were based on the recently adopted reactor cooling safety criteria. It was concluded that the secondary coolant systems would be adequate in capacity and reliability for the proposed future operating conditions ex… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Schack, M. H. & Tupper, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Weapons Effects for Protective Design

Description: A lecture intended to provide a general background in weapons effects is presented. Specific areas of nuclear explosion phenomena pertinent to the design of hardened systems discussed include nuclear radiation and shielding, fireball growth and effects, thermal radiation, air blast, cratering and throwout, ground shock effects, fallout, and afterwinds. (J.R.D.)
Date: March 31, 1960
Creator: Brode, H. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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MAGNETIC RECORDER FOR NUCLEAR PULSE APPLICATION. Covering Period: August 6, 1959 to October 5, 1959

Description: Direct recording of nuclear pulse height data on magnetic tape is being investigated. The characteristics of various brands of commercial tape are being investigated and a waveform analysis is being performed in an attempt to determine the most favorable frequency range for available tapes. Use of the magnetic modulator head is being investigated to minimize variations due to short term tape speed variations. (W.L.H.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G. M. & Stone, C. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ISOTOPIC METHOD FOR AGE DETERMINATION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS. Quarterly Progress Report, July-September 1959

Description: >The materials and methods used for the long-term nuclide pairs are essentially the same as those previously described. (April - June Report). The split planchet method was used to determine the resolving time of the tracerlab superscalar counting apparatus which is currently in use. A planchet was split in two and a sample of nuclide placed in each half and counted. From these results a formula for calculating true counting rates was evolved. Data on resolving time loss for the Superscalar are… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Gregson, T.C. & Waisbrot, S.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY DIRECTOR FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1959 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1959

Description: The third quarter of 1959 was occupied with putting the finishing touches on components of the Two-Way Model, adjusting the magnetic field to the required magnitude at all points, and life testing completed components. The present status of the model components is given including the magnet, vacuum tank, equipment for acceleration, and injector. Status of various study groups is discussed. A list of papers published, submitted for publication, and presented at meetings for the period Oct. 1958 … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Improved Nuclear Density Gauge Progress Report: October 1959

Description: Progress is reported on development of a scintillation detector which alternately views the radiation transmitted through a sample and through a calibrated wedge. From this information density and thickness data can be obtained. Long term stability measurements are being made on the commutating system and the causes of fluctuations are being investigated. Information concerning procurement and fund expenditure are given. (J.R.D.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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