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Recording Equipment for Internal Friction Measurements

Description: An apparatus was developed for recording internal friction data in such a manner as to circumvent many of the laborious and time-consuming observations and calculations usually associated with these measurements. An optical lever is used and the passage of the beam across the scale is detected by photoconductive cells. The cells are strategically located so that, when their signals are fed through a multichannel switching circuit to the pens of an operation recorder, a plot of the logarithm of … more
Date: October 31, 1961
Creator: Stephenson, R. L. & McCoy, H. E. Jr.
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A SUMMARY OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS IN USAEC FACILITIES

Description: The accident experience of the AEC contractor operation for 1959 and 1960 is reported. Incidents involving radio active materials are described. A table of inadvertent criticality was included to supplement other tables. A tabulation of exposure records at values from 0 to 15 r is given. (M.C.G.)
Date: October 31, 1962
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Proceedings of the University of New Mexico Conference on Organic Scintillation Detectors, August 15-17, 1960

Description: Twenty-three papers are included which were presented at the Conference on Organic Scintillation Detectors. The topics treated range from measurements of organic phosphor properties to liquid and plastic scintillation detectors. Separate abstracts were prepared for each of the papers. (D.L.C.)
Date: October 31, 1961
Creator: Daub, G. H.; Hayes, F. N. & Sullivan, E.
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NUCLEAR SUPERHEAT PROJECT TENTH QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT, OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1961

Description: Results in the Nuclear Superheat Project are summarized. Topics covered include: conceptual design and program evaluation, fuel technology, materials development, experimental physics, coolant chemistry, heat transfer, mechanical development, SADE and E-SADE, and mixed spectrum superheat study. (M.C.G.)
Date: October 31, 1962
Creator: Pennington, R.T.
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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ULTRASONIC VIBRATIONS ON BURNOUT HEAT FLUX WITH BOILING WATER. Quarterly Technical Progress Report No. 3, April-June 1961

Description: The heat-transfer loop was completed and is in operation. Difficulty was experienced in obtaining a sufficiently strong connection between the burnout- detector voltage tap and the heating element. This problem and its potential solution are described. The lack of means of obtaining controlled burnout prevented collection of data on the burnout effects of the ultrasonic field. (auth)
Date: October 31, 1962
Creator: Romie, F.E.
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A PROGRAM OF RESEARCH ON MECHANICAL METALLURGY AS RELATED TO FUEL-ELEMENT FABRICATION. Quarterly Progress Report for the Period Ending June 30, 1961

Description: Results of crawing experiments using 3/8-in. bars to provide rod and tube test specimens are reported. In mechanical metallurgy investigations on the relation of formability to imperfection structure the peierls potentials for dislocation of Nb, Mo, Ta, and W were measured. Design and construction of a microextensometer reported. The investigations of the effects of grain size on the stored energy cold work were extended to a new lot OFHC Cu. In studies of formability relations with imperfectio… more
Date: August 31, 1961
Creator: Trozera, T Z; Koyama, K; White, J L & Chambers, R H
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMARY REPORT, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, 1961

Description: Development activities are reported on pyrometallurgical processes including melt refining and those using liquid metal solvents. Development of processing facilities for EBR II is also reported. In other work, laboratory- and engineering-scale investigations on fluoride volatility processes were condueted, and conversion of UF/sub 6/ to UO/sub 2/ was studied. Investigations are also reported concerning the kinetics of metal ignition and oxidation, and metalwater reactions. In work associated w… more
Date: October 31, 1962
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PHYSICO-CHEMICAL STUDIES OF CLAD UO$sub 2$ IN POTENTIAL MELTDOWN ENVIRONMENTS.

Description: Behavior of zirconium alloy clad UO{sub 2} fuel elements in steam and air at 100 deg C to the melting point of UO{sub 2} was studied. Heating tests of Zircaloy-4 tubes with internal pressure show that steam oxidation of the metal results in lower deformation rates, less deformation, and higher failure temperature. Air oxidation of Zircaloy-4 is erratic and occurs at a greater rate than in steam due to the reaction with N in the air. Rate-controlling mechanism for UO{sub 2} oxidation by steam is… more
Date: October 31, 1969
Creator: White, J.F.
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SNAP Radioisotope Space Programs Quarterly Progress Report No. 9, October 1 Through December 31, 1961

Description: All Phase I and Phase II testing was completed. Both launches of Phase I were successful, neither Phase II launches were successful. Test data recovered on Phase I launchings included optical coverage of re-entry and the trajectory and weather data; no telemetry canister temperature data were obtained. No test data were obtained on Phase II experiments. Reduction of Phase I test data was begun. The Phase II (Sub-subtask 7.3.2) was terminated December 20, 1961, when no test data were recovered f… more
Date: October 31, 1962
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