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Homogenous Reactor Project Quarterly Progress Report For Period Ending April 30, 1955

Description: Part I. Experimental Reactors: The effect of prompt-neutron lifetime upon reactor safety was investigated for the HRT. It was found that for a given pressure rise the allowable rate of reactivity addition was relatively insensitive to the average prompt-neutron lifetime, although the rate de creased somewhat with decreasing lifetime for the higher pressure rises. With only source neutrons present and the reactor initially subcritical, the allowable rate was practically independent of the initial value of k£. For a core-pressure rise of 400 psi, the corresponding rate of reactivity addition was about 0.8% per second; for a pressure rise of 4000 psi, the rate was 2.5 to 3.0% per second. Part II. Thorium Breeder Reactor: An economic study of one-region thorium breeder reactors was completed. Where possible, the process characteristics and cost factors were the same as those used previously in studies of two-region-type reactors. The mini mum-cost reactor is about 12 ft in diameter, operating with 260 g of thorium per liter on a chemical processing cycle of about 450 days. The ratio of U232 to U233 produced is approximately 2 x 10~4 VIM in the minimum-cost one-region system, compared with 4 x 10 5 in the two-region system. The unit cost of power is 0.9 mill/kwhr higher than for the optimum two-region reactor if it is assumed that the fixed costs for both reactor types are equal and that each reactor delivers 125 Mw of electrical power.
Date: June 30, 1955
Creator: Swartout, J. A.; Winters, C. E.; Beall, S. E.; Lane, J. A.; Briggs, R. B.; Bohlmann, E. G. et al.
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Electronuclear Research Division Semiannual Progress Report For Period Ending March 20, 1955

Description: The ORNL 86-in. cyclotron is being modified to provide for deflection of the proton beam. It is expected that operation will be resumed late in the spring. Nuclear physics work was limited, for the most part, to interpretation of previously collected data and to making preparations for utilizing the deflected beam. It was found that for certain isotopes the production rates could be almost doubled by operating at a slightly reduced energy and a much larger current. With the use of the ORNL 63-in. cyclotron, the absolute values of the electron capture and loss cross sections for 26-Mev nitrogen ions were obtained. The angular distribution of the cross sections for elastic scattering of nitrogen by nitrogen was measured at energies from 13 to 22 Mev. A double-focusing 90-deg magnet is being planned for use in identifying stable reaction products from nitrogen-induced reactions. The major components of the revised 44-in. test cyclotron were assembled and are being tested. Consideration is being given to the use of these components, along with a new 20,000-oersted magnet and a shielded cyclotron room, and if the tests are satisfactory the Laboratory will have available a machine which will accelerate N5+ ions to 81 Mev.
Date: June 24, 1955
Creator: Livingston, Robert S. & Howard, F. T.
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On the Synergistic Effect in Solvent Extraction

Description: The studies of Irving and Edgington, and Healy on the synergistic effects of tributyl phosphate (TBP) and tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) on the solvent extraction of thorium and other metals by thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTA) are discussed. It is shown that the synergistic effect is a result of addition reactions as well as replacement reactions and is not a function of the metal being extracted. A compilation of equilibrium constants describing the synergistic effect of TBP and TOPO on TTA extraction is given for the following metal ions: Th4+, UO2,2+, Am2+, Cm3+, Pm3+, Tm3+, and Ca2+.
Date: June 1962
Creator: Newman, Leonard
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Unaudited Budget Report for Planning Grant

Description: A document containing an unaudited budget report for a planning grant, including expenses associated with conferences, committee meetings, research assistance, operations, Getty Institute attendance, and consultants. Handwritten changes have been made to the document.
Date: June 15, 1988
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[Fax from Harriet Laney to Julie Abel, June 18, 1996]

Description: Faxed Financial Report for National Center for School/Museum Collaboration between July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995.
Date: June 18, 1996
Creator: Laney, Harriet
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Alkali Metal Physical Properties Program at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft-CANEL

Description: The favorable combination of physical properties such as heat capacity, viscosity, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity and high temperature liquid range make alkali metals, in principle, among the best heat transfer fluids available for use in nuclear reactor and other esoteric powerplant systems. Unfortunately, many of these properties are not known with sufficient certainty in the high temperature region to permit optimization of design criteria for developing maximum efficiency coolant systems. For this reason, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft-CANEL, have been concerned for some time in extending the physical properties data of alkali liquid metals in the high temperature region. A supplemental program is being initiated to study some of the properties of alkali metals in the gas phase. This information is required for designing systems where the alkali vapor is the working fluid. In addition, programs are under way to study the solubility of noble gases in alkali liquid metals and wetting characteristics of these liquid metals with structural materials.
Date: June 15, 1962
Creator: Kapelner, S. M. & Cleary, Robert E., 1920-
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Refractory Metals as Alkali Liquid Metal Containment Materials

Description: Abstract. Refractory metals and their alloys are good container materials for alkali metal coolants. Thermodynamics of interaction with contaminants have been correlated with experimental test and show the need for high purity materials. Structural metal solubility data to 1600F can be used to correlate and predict engineering systems.
Date: June 15, 1962
Creator: Cleary, Robert E., 1920-
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Bonding of Tantalum

Description: Technical report describing the investigation undertaken to determine the necessary requirements for obtaining sound bonded joints on tantalum. Corrosion and Mass Transfer Loops LTTN 237A and 427 called for fabrication of 430 stainless steel clad tantalum tubing. Since there was little or no experience at welding this material at CANEL, specimens were welded using vacuum chambers and plastic chambers as normally used for loop fabrication. Resistance welding was performed without the use of a special atmosphere producing sound bonds.
Date: June 17, 1959
Creator: Rogers, S. L.
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Composition and Thermal Decomposition of Uranyl Peroxide

Description: Technical report on the studies that have been made on the composition and thermal decomposition of uranyl peroxide. The conditions of precipitation and drying have been found to have no appreciable effect on the composition of the compound, but do affect the physical appearance of the precipitate and the rate of thermal decomposition. The UO4 + 2H2O appears to be thermodynamically unstable with respect to UO3 at 25 degrees C and atmospheric pressure, although the rate of conversion is extremely slow. The UO4 + 2H2O is completely converted to UO3 on standing at 150 degrees C and atmospheric pressure for two weeks. Partially decomposed uranyl peroxide samples contain extra oxygen which is released on immersing the sample in water.
Date: June 30, 1945
Creator: Leininger, R. F.; Hunt, J. P. & Koshland, D. E., Jr.
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The Solubility of Helium in Tuballoy

Description: This technical report summarizes the work done in attempting to determine the solubility of helium in tuballoy. In general, the method used has been to allow the tuballoy to stand in contact with helium at one atmosphere presume at a fixed temperature for an extended period, then to pump off the excess helium to a low pressure in as short a time as possible (10-6 mm of Hg or less). The system was then closed off and the pressure increase was measured by a suitable gauge as a function of time. The metal was employed in the form of a powder in early measurements, and later as massive metal. The experimental techniques are described in the report.
Date: June 26, 1945
Creator: Seltz , H. & Young, C. W.
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The Spectrographic Analysis of Beryllium and its Compounds

Description: Abstract. Spectrographic procedures for determining small amounts of the common contaminants in beryllium and its compounds are described. Suggestions relative to the preparation of synthetic standards are also given.
Date: June 22, 1945
Creator: Smith, A. Lee (Albert Lee), 1924-
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Analysis of Uranium-Nicked Alloys

Description: Abstract. Methods for determination of both uranium and nickel in solutions of these metals are described. Alloys can be dissolved in nitric acid treated with citric acid to complex the uranium, and the nickel precipitated as nicked dimethylglyoxime. The uranium is reduced and titrated with standard ceric sulfate. These methods are for the determination of macro amounts of uranium and nickel with errors on the order of 0.1%.
Date: June 7, 1945
Creator: Ericson, R. P.
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Pyrohydrolysis in the Analysis of Fluorides and Other Halides

Description: Abstract. Fluorides and other halides are hydrolyzed completely by passing a rapid stream of superheated steam over the sample near 1000 degrees C in a specially designed platinum reaction tube. The steam and hydrogen halide are condensed by cooling, and the resulting distillate titrated with standard sodium hydroxide solution. The fluorides and chlorides of the light metals, hitherto thought of as very difficult to hydrolyze, are mixed with U3O8, or other metallic oxides, which reacts with the products of hydrolysis, thus shifting the equilibrium so that the reaction is complete in a comparatively short time. A description of the apparatus, including photographs, the recommended method of procedure, hydrolysis rate graphs, and suggestions for further applications of the method are given.
Date: June 30, 1945
Creator: Cline, W. D.
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Chemical Research -- U233 Production and Extraction; Report for the Month Ending June 21, 1943

Description: Abstract. The precipitation of Pa233 with MnO2 from a solution of thorium nitrate has been studied in some detail and seems quite satisfactory up to 36 gm Th(HO3)4 4H2O per 100 cc solution. The concentration of Pa233 with respect to the manganese dioxide carrier and the thorium precipitated with the carrier appears to be accomplished quite well by either a series of MnO2 cycles or thorium iodate cycles. Volatility methods for both the separation of Pa233 from the original thorium and for its separation from MnO2 are now under investigation. It has been decided that thorium carbonate will the the thorium compound used in the pile at Site X.
Date: June 21, 1943
Creator: Franck, J.
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Chemical Development, Quarterly Progress Report, October-December 1953.

Description: Introduction - The work of the Chemical Development Group has included studies on the thermal and radiation stability of organic materials suitable for reactor coolants, the thermal and radiation stability of zirconium hydride, reactor safety devices involving chemical systems, and general analytical development.
Date: June 15, 1954
Creator: Loftness, R. L.
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North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts 1996 Summer Institutes, June 3-14 and June 20-July 3, 1996

Description: An evaluation report for the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts 1996 Summer Institutes that summarizes the pre-and post institute questionnaires on art education, participant responses, and attached appendix's that include copies of the pre-and post questionnaires.
Date: [1996-06-03..1996-07-03]
Creator: Stephens, Pamela Geiger & Wilson, Kay K.
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[Report to The Getty Center for Education in the Arts by the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, June 1, 1990]

Description: A report to The Getty Center for Education in the Arts by the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts that goes over NTIEVA programs, summer institutes, recruitment, institute changes, matching grant funds, financial management, evaluations instruments and more.
Date: June 1, 1990
Creator: North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
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Ejecta from Single-Charge Cratering Explosions: Volume 1

Description: "Eight high-explosive charges weighing 8 to 1000 pounds were detonated in playa. Each event included 24 to 40 locations of tracer material in the expected crater region. The objective was to obtain data relating the origin of crater ejecta to its depositional location. Resulting data are presented for craters, ejecta areal densities, crater and ejecta mass quantities, tracer dispersion, and an empirical prediction model."
Date: June 1970
Creator: Carlson, Roland H. & Newell, Robert T.
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