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ANALYSES OF THE RADIAL SEPARATOR

Description: A mathematical analysis is presented concerning the performance of the radial or vane type steam separator. The analyses are concerned with the spread of flow on the vanes because of centrifugal force (which requires that the vane height be greater than the nozzle), and with separation of the vapor from the liquid. (J.R.D.)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Robbins, C.H.
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Analysis of Carbon Monoxide-Nitrogen Mixtures by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Description: From abstract: "A single focusing mass spectrometer has been converted into a double focusing instrument. Relatively high resolution is obtained by decreasing the slit widths and minimizing the ion-optic aberrations. A relatively low ion accelerating voltage (2000 volts) is utilized compared to those normally used for high resolution work. The entire construction was performed at these laboratories. Essentially all of the original equipment was reused in the double focusing system. Although the… more
Date: February 1962
Creator: Conzemius, Robert Joseph & Svec, Harry J. (Harry John), 1918-
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BOILING WATER REACTOR TECHNOLOGY STATUS OF THE ART REPORT. VOLUME I. HEAT TRANSFER AND HYDRAULICS

Description: >Information on heat transfer and hydraulics pertinent to the design and operation of boiling water reactor power plants is presented. The following areas of discussion are covered: heat transfer, two-phase density studies, twophase pressure drop, critical heat flux and burnout, boiling stability, calculation procedures for boiling systems, and thermal-hydraulic design procedures for boiling water reactors. (M.C.G.)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Lottes, P.A.
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CARBIDE FUEL DEVELOPMENT. Progress Report, September 15, 1961 to December 31, 1961

Description: Single phase, solid solution, UC-PuC powder was synthesized reproducibly from a mixture of the oxides and carbon. A simple method of monitoring the reaction was developed. UC-PuC-0.1 wt% Ni pellets of 93% theoretical density were made reproducibly, with some samples as high as 95% of theoretical denstty. The pellets contain minor amounts of (U,Pu)/sub 2/C/sub 3/ most of the time. Efforts to make reproducible 95%, single-phase material are under way. Microprobe analysis of UC-0.1 wt% Ni specimen… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Strasser, A. & Taylor, K.
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Cesium-137 index for nuclear materials content of coating waste

Description: Cs-137 has been chosen as a possible index of the plutonium and uranium in coating waste. This index is a stable ratio as long as the plutonium formation rate (Pu/MD) is stable. Calculations are presented for Purex and Redox. It is recommended that the Cs-137 index method be used for determining nuclear materials content in coating waste at both Purex and Redox; this will result in higher but more accurate statements of Pu, U losses in coating waste.
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Schneider, R. A. & Zimmer, W. H.
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THE CHEMISTRY OF NIOBIUM IN PROCESSING OF NUCLEAR FUELS

Description: The chemical and industrial literature and laboratory work concerned with processing of niobium-containing nuclear fuels are reviewed. 57 references. (auth)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Gens, T.A.
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Chemonuclear Processing

Description: Technical report giving an overview of the use of nuclear energy to produce chemicals including a rough estimate of the economic potential.
Date: February 1962
Creator: Steinberg, Meyer, 1924-
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COMPONENT FEASIBILITY TEST REPORT FOR THE AMF ON-POWER REFUELING SYSTEM FOR THE DOUGLAS POINT PLANT

Description: Activities in a phase of CANDU I refueling machine development are reported which are concerned with obtaining test data for various system subcomponent parts. The basis for selecting those units requiring test was established through engineering evaluation of available information. Results of tests based on these requirements are included in the form of test reports. (J.R.D.)
Date: February 1, 1962
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COUNTERCURRENT MUTUAL SEPARATION OF Y$sup 91$ AND Pm$sup 147$ BY SOLVENT EXTRACTION USING PULSE COLUMN

Description: The use of continuous solvent extraction was proved quite satisfactory in separating Y/sup 91/ from Pm/sup 147/, using synthetic mixtures of the nuclide pair on a tracer level. The separation was conducted in a compound perforated plate pulse column using a solvent containing 10% HDEHP, di(2 ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid, in toluene. Flow rates to the extraction column were maintained around 1 ml/min of feed, 3 ml/min scrub and 12 ml/min solvent giving one volume change per hour. Pulse frequency … more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Mandil, M. A.; Mason, G. W. & Peppard, D. F.
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Determination of Radiation Contamination Levels During Core I, Seed 2-Seed 3 Refueling Operations. Test Evaluation (T-643128)

Description: A record is presented of radiation contamination levels observed in the work area during the Core I Seed 2-Seed 3 refueling operations. The radiation levels for Seed 2-3 refueling were somewhat higher thand those for Seed 1-2 refueling in certain areas and are ascribed to operations being carried out under dry conditions. Maximum contamination levels were also higher, but the general contamination level was lower. The activity of canal water was higher and characterization was made on some of t… more
Date: February 1, 1962
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Development of Ductile Beryllium Composites

Description: The work of the second year to produce ductile beryllium composites by liquid-phase sintering is reported. Ductility in a predominantly beryllium composite was sought through the attainment of a structure in which beryllium particles are enveloped in a ductile metallic matrix. As the result of the investigation of aluminum-silver binary al!oys, aluminum-40 to 50% silver compositions were added to the silver-5 to 8% aluminum compositions as candidate matrices satisfying the requirenent that the … more
Date: February 1, 1962
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DEVELOPMENT OF PLUTONIUM-BEARING FUEL MATERIALS. Monthly Progress Letter for Month of January 1962

Description: Development work leading to comparison of co-precipitated and mechanically blended UO/sub 2/-- PuO/sub 2? powders is reported in which special emphasis was placed on blending trials, pellet sintering studies, and subsequent evaluation of pellets made with blended material. Homogeneity studies indicate that currently used procedures are unsatisfactory because particle buildup occurs during blending. Powder preparation via the oxalate route was continued along with PuO/sub 2/ moisture pickup stud… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Puechl, K.H.
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THE DISTORTED-WAVE THEORY OF DIRECT NUCLEAR REACTIONS. I. "ZERO-RANGE" FORMALISM WITHOUT SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING, AND THE CODE SALLY

Description: The distorted-wave theory of direct nuclear reactions is presented in a unified manner, in which the effects of assuming various reaction mechanisms and nuclear models appear only in certain radial form factors. The zero-range approximation is used, and spin-orbit coupling is neglected in the distorted waves. Formulas are given for transition amplitudes, cross sections, and polarizations. A description is given of the IBM-704 computer code SALLY that is based on these formulas. (auth)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Bassel, R.H.; Drisko, R.M. & Satchler, G.R.
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The Effect of Graphite Chemical Reactivity on Thermal Instability Conditions in Air-Cooled Channels

Description: Conditions leading to thermal instability in air-cooled channels are mathematically expressed. It is shown that thermal instability occurs only if the air temperature approaches the graphite temperature. The length of channel necessary to yield a particular air temperature is derived. The effects of enhanced reactivities on the instability conditions are discussed. (R.J.S.)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Schweitzer, D. G.
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Efficiency of Multiple Traversal Targets

Description: The efficiency of multiple traversal targets is defined as the probability that a proton dies by making a nuclear collision in the target rather than by hitting the limit of the synchrotron aperture. The efficiencies of Be, Al, Cu, and Pb targets are shown for 15 and 30-Bev protons in the Brooknaven AGS. Beryllium was found to be the most efficient. (M.C.G.)
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Courant, E. D.
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EROSION FLOW TESTING OF PURPOSELY DEFECTED STAINLESS STEEL CLAD COMPACTED UO$sub 2$ POWDER FUEL

Description: Compacted UO/sub 2/ powder specimens with purposely defected stainless steel cladding were erosion flow tested under simulated boiling-water reactor operating conditions, excluding neutron flux. The type of clad defects were 0.026inch wide slits, completely through the clad, varying in length from 0.25 to 1 inch. Maximum erosion flow test exposure was 6000 hours in 7 ft/sec, 536 deg F flowing water. The results of post test examination indicated that defected stainiess-clad swaged fuel with UO/… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Lingafelter, J.W.; Lees, E.A. & Seely, R.J.
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Examination of Uranium-2 w/o Zirconium Experimental Fuel Slugs Irradiated in EBR-I. Final Report-Program 6.1.11

Description: Six groups of U-2 wt% Zr fuel slugs were irradiated in the first core of the EBR-I to burnups of 0.080 to 0.189 at.% at calculated temperatures of 307 to 353 deg C. Two groups of cast specimens were found to be more dimensionally stable than four groups of wrought slugs. Of the wrought slungs, the as quenched group showed less tendency to grow than the three groups which had some annealing after quenching. Specimens at burnups of about 0.189 at.% and at 383 deg C showed the onset of swelling as… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Murphy, W. F.; Klank, A. C. & Paine, S. H.
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Fabrication of UO2 Fuel Elements by Vibrational Compaction

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Arc-fused UO2 was vibrationally compacted to as high as 93.4% of theoretical density inside a stainless steel sheath tube. Selected particle sizes were used, and the assembly was vibrated axially in the frequency range of 300 to 1500 cycles per second. The same blend of UO2 particle sizes was vibrationally compacted to 87.5% of theoretical density within the annulus between two concentric stainless steel sheath tubes. The effects of particle size distribution,… more
Date: February 1962
Creator: Marah, Harold G.
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Final Safety Analysis: Ten-Watt Strontium-90 Fueled Generator for an Unattended Light Buoy, SNAP-7A

Description: From introduction: A prototype Strontium-90 fueled generator will be used to fulfill the power requirements of an unattended automatic light buoy...Primary objectives are to provide continuous absolute containment of the radiostrontium fuel...and biological shielding of the direct radiation from the heat source.
Date: February 1962
Creator: Brooks, Phillip M. & Keegan, James J.
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Final summary of impurities in beryllium oxide as used in the Tory II-A-1 reactor. Pluto technical note No. 257

Description: Declassified 26 Nov 1973.<><DSN>29:020150<ABS>has resulted from a sophisticated consideration of its application as a ramjet engine. An idealized reactor power profile was derived directed toward optimizing the transfer of heat energy to the airstream. Some twenty-six classes of fueled tubes have been used to tailor both axial and radial reactor power profiles accordingly. Procedures for the fabrication of components and assembly of the reactor have consequently become tedious and lengthy to sa… more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Hampel, V. E. & Moran, W.
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A Fuel Reprocessing Plant for Fast Ceramic Reactors

Description: A study was made of the adaptation of the HAPO anion exchange process to the reprocessing of Fast Ceramic Reactor (FCR) fuel using the Idaho Small Plant Concept. It is shown that the anion exchange flowsheet meets the reprocessing objectives of the FCR case and can be adequately accommodated in the Small Plant Concept. Capacities of up to 1550 Md(e) are feasible in the Small Plant and unit reprocessing costs range from 0.14 to 0.28 mills/kwh depending on the number of reactors to be processed. … more
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Alter, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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