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Abscopal Effects of Localized Irradiation by Accelerator Beams

Description: The aim of this series of experiments was to evaluate the existence of abscopal effects of irradiation. No attempt was made towards the elucidation of mechanisms. Very early in the history of radiological research it was noticed radiation produces both local and general effects involving the entire body. Gauss and Lembcke introduced the term "Roentgenkater" (radiation sickness). They ascribed these "General Effects" to the circulation of toxic substances released from cells that disintegrated following irradiation.
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Jansen, C. R.; Bond, V. P.; Rai, K. R. & Lippincott, S. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adaptation of a Commercial Counter X-Ray Diffractometer for Investigations to 3000 C

Description: A General Electric XRD-5 diffractometer equipped with a scintillation counter, a pulse height discriminator, and a modified version of the Model X-86G high-temperature diffractometer attachment, was modified for x-ray diffraction analysis at temperatures up to 3000 deg C. These modifications include frame assemblies, viewing port, filament materials, and thermocouples. (D.L.C.)
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: LaPlaca, S.; Farber, G. & Adler, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aeroradioactivity Survey and Geology of the Gnome (Carlsbad) Area, New Mexico and Texas (ARMS-I)

Description: Report regarding an airborne radioactivity survey that took place in the 7,000 square mile area around the GNOME test site near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Topics include the types of bedrock noted in the area as well as their levels of radioactivity.
Date: February 1963
Creator: MacKallor, Jules A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Alpha-Gamma Angular Correlation Measurements With Liquid Sources

Description: Alpha-gamma angular correlation measurements were made with solid sources of Am/sup 243/ and with liquid sources containing either Am/sup 243/ or an even-even alpha emitter in dilute perchloric acid solutions. Even-even alpha emitters studied are U/sup 232/, Th/sup 230/, and Ra/sup 226/ . Thicknesses of the soli d sources were controlled so that the neptunium recoils from one source were stopped in Am/sub 2/O/sub 3/, while recoils from the other sources were stopped in the aluminum, gold, or mica backing on which the sources were vaporized. The liquid sources were films consisting of 3 microliters of solution placed between a rubber hydrochloride membrane and a microscope cover glass, 1 cm/sup 2/ in circular cross section. The perchloric acid concentration of the liquid sources ranged from 0.5 to 3.0 molar. All of the angular correlations obtained with solid Am/sup 243/ sources were attenuated, the average attenuation coefficients being 0.29 450 deg C in a 0.01 for sources in which recoils were stopped in Am/sub 2/O/sub 3/, 0.20 450 deg C in a 0.01 for sources in which recoils were stopped in mica, 0.52 450 deg C in a 0.02 for sources in which recoils were stopped in gold, and 0.67 450 deg C in a 0.01 for sources in which recoils were stopped in aluminum. Unattenuated angular correlations were obtained with liquid sources containing Am/sup 243/ in 0.5 M and 1.0 M HClO/sub 4/ . For liquid sources containing Am/sup 243/ in 3.0 M HClO/sub 4/, the correlation was attenuated, with an average attenuation coefficient of 0.86 450 deg C in a 0.01. Attenuated angular correlations were also found with liquid sources containing an even-even nuclide in dilute aqueous solutions The average attenuation coefficients for the even-even nuclide liquid sources were G/sub 2/ = 0.75 450 deg C in a 0.05 …
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Murphy, E.S. Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY DIVISION ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1962

Description: The report is divided into 4 major parts with several sections in each part. Separate abstracts were prepared for all sections in Parts I and II except 8 and 9 (containing information on mass spectrometry and microscopy). A summary of service analyses is given in Part III, and information concerning the ORNL master analytical manual is presented in Part IV; abstracts were not prepared for these. (J.R.D.)
Date: February 1, 1963
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[Architect's Rendering of Union Building]

Description: Architect's rendering of the proposed Union building on the North Texas campus. The rendering features a three-story building with a nearby parking lot, and two smaller buildings in the distance. People are depicted as mingling outside of the building.
Date: February 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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BASIC NUCLEAR AND REACTOR INFORMATION FOR THE REACTOR OPERATOR

Description: Basic nuclear and reactor information for the reactor operator is presented in order that the operator will have some knowledge of safe and efficient operation. Some principles of reactor design, construction, and operation are included. Information is given on fission processes, chain reactions, reactor structural components, auxiliary systems, reactor shielding, reactor temperature and pressure measurement, and nuclear instruments. (N.W.R.)
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Greenman, E.G. ed.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BOILING WATER REACTOR TECHNOLOGY STATUS OF THE ART REPORT. VOLUME II. WATER CHEMISTRY AND CORROSION

Description: Information concerning the corrosive effects of water in power reactor moderator-coolant systems is presented. The information is based on investigations reported in the unclassified literature believed to be fairly complete to 1959, but less complete since then. The material is presented in sections on water decomposition, water chemistry, materials corrosion, corrosion product deposits, and radioactivity. It is noted that the report is presented as a part of a continuing program in development of less expensive materials for use in reactors. (J.R.D.)
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Breden, C.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BURNOUT CONDITIONS FOR SINGLE ROD IN ANNULAR GEOMETRY, WATER AT 600 TO 1400 PSIA

Description: Tests were run to determine burnout conditions for sn electrically heated rod in a circular tube with an annular flow path for the upward water flow. The conditions correspond to those which might exist in a reactor core. The burnout results for the basic test geometry (straight concentric annulus) showed that a plot of burnout heat flux vs quality is a straight line with a negative slope, and that the burnout heat flux is increased by a decrease in flow or an increase in pressure, while the hydraulic diameter has a maximum effect on the flux at 0.25 to 0.5 inch. A correlation of the results is given for a certain range of conditions. The following modifications of the basic test geometry were also tested: eccentric rod, simulated spacer, sandblasted rod, and rough liner. The eccentric rod and sandblasted rod decreased the burnout heat flux, while the simulated space had no effect, and the flux for the rough liner is greater than for the smooth liner. The basic test geometry data are compared with other internally heated annular data and with multirod data. (D.L.C.)
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Janssen, E. & Kervinen, J.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Calculation of Zero-Point Energies of Molecules by Perturbation Methods

Description: Two methods are proposed for calculating zero-point energies of molecules. The first makes use of the fact that one can easily write down the quantum mechanical Hamiltonian for a vibration system. The zero-point energy can then be obtained by a perturbation scheme without solving the secular equation. The second method requires a knowledge of the normal modes and frequencies of a reference molecule, but then enables one to calculate isotope effects by a perturbation scheme. The methods are applied to some examples and the convergence of the perturbation series is investigated. The approximate validity of the law of the mean for the isotope effect on zero-point energies is explored within the framework of the methods.
Date: February 1963
Creator: Wolfsberg, Max
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Chronic Excess Salt Consumption as an Etiologic Factor in Human Hypertension

Description: Since 1940 it has been known that extra salt (i.e. sodium chloride) facilitated the development of experimental hypertension induced by various sterols; subsequently hypertension was induced by desoxycorticosterone acetate plus sodium chloride; then hypertension was produced by using hypertonic saline as the sole source of liquid; and finally, in 1953, Menesly and his associates reported that chronic ingestion of excess dietary salt alone would produce hypertension in rats. Furthermore, in conformity with general pharmacologic experience relating dose response to successive increments of a drug, as the average daily salt intake increased, the average systolic, blood pressure increased.
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: Dahl, Lewis K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Correspondence office]

Description: Photograph of a correspondence office. Four people can be seen sitting down, writing in notebooks, using a typewriter, passing notes. Another person can be seen in the background holding a package.
Date: February 1963
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[Correspondence office, 2]

Description: Photograph of a correspondence office. Four people can be seen sitting down, writing in notebooks, using a typewriter, passing notes. Another person can be seen in the background holding a package.
Date: February 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Critical Studies of Core B for the Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant (ZPR-III Assembly No. 35)

Description: Critical studies of a simplified mockup of the second loading (Core B) for the Enrico Fermi fast reactor were made. The core consists of a fully enriched, UO/sub 2/-stainless steel cermet clad in stainless steel and cooled by sodium. The high critical mass found for the reactor mockup led to a series of experiments on reducing neutron leakage from the core by surrounding it with different reflectors. With a nickel reflector in place, measurements were made of the reactivity worths of various engineering features of the Fermi reactor, distributed and local reactivity coefficients, various fission and capture rates and fission ratios, and the prompt-neutron lifetime. Finally, with a nickel oxide reflector in place, some of the above measurements were repeated. (auth)
Date: February 1963
Creator: Doyle, T. A. & Hess, A. L.
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Critical Studies of Uranium-Steel and Uranium-Steel-Sodium Fast Reactor Cores. (ZPR-III Assemblies 32 and 33

Description: S>Critical studies of two fast reactor cores are described: one contains uranium and steel; the other contains uranium, steel, and sodium. Experimental results are given for fission ratio, central and edge reactivity coefficients, fuel bunching, average prompt neutron lifetime, and distributed worth measurements. (auth)
Date: February 1963
Creator: Amundson, P. I.; Gemmell, W.; Long, J. K. & McVean, R. L.
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