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1984 Federal Interim Storage fee study: a technical and economic analysis

Description: JAI examined alternative methods for structuring charges for Federal Interim Storage (FIS) services were examined and the conclusion reached that the combined interests of the Department and the users would be best served, and costs most appropriately recovered, by a two-part fee involving an Initial Payment upon execution of a contract for FIS services followed by a Final Payment upon delivery of the spent fuel to the Department. The Initial Payment would be an advance payment covering the pro… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: E.R. Johnson Associates, Inc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Accelerator Technology Program. Status report, January-September 1983

Description: This report presents highlights of major projects in the Accelerator Technology Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The first section deals with the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test Facility's 2-MeV accelerator on which tests began in May, as scheduled. Then, activities are reported on beam dynamics, inertial fusion, structure development, the racetrack microtron, the CERN high-energy physics experiment NA-12, and LAMPF II. The Proton Storage Ring is discussed next, with emphasis o… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Jameson, R.A. (comp.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Air sampler performance at Ford's farm range

Description: An air-sampling system for a large-caliber depleted uranium (DU) penetrator firing range was tested. The objectives of the test were: to determine the bias between the monitoring readings and DU concentrations; and to determine if the target bay real-time monitor (RTM) tracks the decaying dust concentration. The test procedure was to operate total and respirable airborne particle samplers adjacent to the target bay monitors. A series of air samples was also taken after the test firings adjacent… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Glissmeyer, J. A. & Johnston, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Airborne radioactive effluent study at the Savannah River Plant

Description: Under the Clean Air Act, Sections 112 and 122 as amended in 1977, the Office of Radiation Programs (OPR) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is currently developing standards for radionuclides emitted to the air by several source categories. In order to confirm source-term measurements and pathway calculations for radiation exposures to humans offsite, the ORP performs field studies at selected facilities that emit radionuclides. This report describes the field study conducted … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Blanchard, R.L.; Broadway, J.A.; Sensintaffar, E.L.; Kirk, W.P.; Kahn, B. & Garrett, A.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Americium thermodynamic data for the EQ3/6 database

Description: Existing thermodynamic data for aqueous and solid species of americium have been reviewed and collected in a form that can be used with the EQ3/6 database. Data that are important in solubility calculations for americium at a proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository were emphasized. Conflicting data exist for americium complexes with carbonates. Essentially no data are available for americium solids or complexes at temperatures greater than 25{sup 0}C. 17 references, 4 figures.
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Kerrisk, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analyses of the impact of inservice inspection using a piping reliability model

Description: This report presents the results of a study of the impact of inservice inspection (ISI) programs on the reliability of specific nuclear piping systems that have actually failed in service. Two major factors are considered in the ISI programs: one is the capability of detecting flaws; the other is the frequency of performing ISI. A probabilistic fracture mechanics model is used to estimate the reliability of two nuclear piping lines over the plant life as functions of the ISI programs. Examples … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Simonen, F.A. & Woo, H.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of Long-Term Flows Resulting from Large-Scale Sodium-Water Reactions in an LMFBR Secondary System

Description: Leaks in LMFBR steam generators cannot entirely be prevented; thus the steam generators and the intermediate heat transport system (IHTS) of an LMFBR must be designed to withstand the effects of the leaks. A large-scale leak which might result from a sudden break of a steam generator tube, and the resulting sodium-water reaction (SWR) can generate large pressure pulses that propagate through the IHTS and exert large forces on the piping supports. This paper discusses computer programs for analy… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Shin, Y. W.; Chung, H.; Choi, U. S.; Wiedermann, A. H. & Ockert, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Assessment of the impacts of spent fuel disassembly alternatives on the Nuclear Waste Isolation System. [Preparing and packaging spent fuel assemblies for geologic disposal]

Description: The objective of this report was to evaluate four possible alternative methods of preparing and packaging spent fuel assemblies for geologic disposal against the Reference Process of unmodified spent fuel. The four alternative processes were: (1) End fitting removal, (2) Fission gas venting and resealing, (3) Fuel bundle disassembly and close packing of fuel pins, and (4) Fuel shearing and immobilization. Systems analysis was used to develop a basis of comparison of the alternatives. Conceptual… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Atom location by electron channeling analysis

Description: For many years the orientation dependence of the characteristic x-ray emission close to a Bragg reflection has been regarded as a hindrance to accurate microanalysis, and a random incident beam direction has always been recommended for accurate composition analysis. However, this orientation dependence can be put to use to extract information on the lattice location of foreign atoms within the crystalline matrix. Here a generalization of the technique is described which is applicable to any cry… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Pennycook, S.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Automatic camera tracking for remote manipulators

Description: The problem of automatic camera tracking of mobile objects is addressed with specific reference to remote manipulators and using either fixed or mobile cameras. The technique uses a kinematic approach employing 4 x 4 coordinate transformation matrices to solve for the needed camera PAN and TILT angles. No vision feedback systems are used, as the required input data are obtained entirely from position sensors from the manipulator and the camera-positioning system. All hardware requirements are g… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Stoughton, R. S.; Martin, H. L. & Bentz, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Axions in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Description: Axion models often have a spontaneously broken exact discrete symmetry. In that case, they have discretely degenerate vacua and hence domain walls. The properties of the domain walls, the cosmological catastrophe they produce and the ways in which this catastrophe may be avoided are explained. Cosmology and astrophysics provide arguments that imply the axion decay constant should lie in the range 10/sup 8/ GeV less than or equal to f/sub a/ less than or equal to 10/sup 12/ GeV. Reasons are give… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Sikivie, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Brazoria County Re-Leveling Pleasant Bayou Geopressured Well Site

Description: The purpose is to conduct first order leveling surveys as part of an ongoing environmental monitoring program for geopressured-geothermal test wells. The scope is to Conduct First Order, Class I, leveling to monitor subsidence of previously installed and leveled bench marks, established by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and Vernon F. Meyer and Associates, Inc., in the area of the Pleasant Bayou geopressured test well. All leveling surveys to conform to NGS standards and specifications.
Date: July 1, 1984
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Burner Stabilized Flames in Fluids

Description: In this report it is shown that a burner placed in a combustible fluid can have a stabilizing effect on a plane flame. A mathematical model is derived in which the flame is modeled as a surface of discontinuity in the flow field. Jump conditions for the fluid variables, as well as an expression for the flame speed, are obtained from an asymptotic analysis of the detailed structure of the flame. The model is applied to investigate the linear stability of a plane flame. Stable behavior is shown t… more
Date: July 1984
Creator: Kaper, Hans G.; Leaf, Gary K.; Matalon, Moshe & Matkowsky, Bernard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Catalytic coal liquefaction. Final technical report, June 1, 1981-May 31, 1984

Description: Molybdenum catalysts (both supported and unsupported) have been examined in various stages of preparation and use with respect to BET surface area and low temperature oxygen chemisorption. The results are detailed. X-ray diffraction has been used to characterize ammonium molybdate - after calcination, heated in tetralin under nitrogen and after use in an autoclave. Metal salts have been tested for catalytic effects by heating a tetralin-coal mixture (without hydrogen) at a loading of 1% of the … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Weller, S. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chaos and related nonlinear noise phenomena in Josephson tunnel junctions

Description: The nonlinear dynamics of Josephson tunnel junctions shunted by a resistance with substantial self-inductance have been thoroughly investigated. The current-voltage characteristics of these devices exhibit stable regions of negative differential resistance. Very large increases in the low-frequency voltage noise with equivalent noise temperatures of 10/sup 6/ K or more, observed in the vicinity of these regions, arise from switching, or hopping, between subharmonic modes. Moderate increases in … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Miracky, R.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Characterization of emergency preparedness at DOE contractor facilities

Description: A study of emergency preparedness capabilities at DOE facilities was initiated following the incident at the Three Mile Island (TMI) Nuclear Power Station. It was designed to parallel but expand on a study on emergency preparedness instrumentation that was conducted in 1970 by Pacific Northwest Laboratory. The 1970 survey findings led to the publication of four reports on performance criteria for radiological emergency instrumentation. Three of these reports - BNWL-1635 (Selby et al. 1972), BNW… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Gillings, J. C.; Murphy, B. L.; Corbit, C. D.; MacLellan, J. A.; Essig, T. H.; Higby, D. P. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Charm photoproduction at 20 GeV including preliminary lifetime results with improved optical resolution

Description: Sixty five charm events have been observed in an exposure, during 1983, of the SLAC Hybrid Facility (SHF) to a backward scattered laser beam. Preliminary results for the charmed meson lifetimes have been obtained based on 19 neutral and 22 charged decays thereby doubling our earlier data. These lifetimes are consistent with our published results and the two data samples have been combined. From the resulting 42 neutral, 45 charged and 13 topologically ambiguous decays the charmed meson lifetime… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Colley, D. C.; Brick, D.; Bacon, T. C.; Cohn, H. O.; Franek, B.; Armenteros, R. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CO + H/sub 2/ reaction over nitrogen-modified iron catalysts. Quarterly technical progress report, January 1-March 31, 1984

Description: We have found that the nitride catalysts lose substantial amounts of nitrogen during the initial minutes of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. In order to further study the stability of these catalysts, we have concentrated on the decomposition of the nitride in hydrogen. In addition, we have prepared a range of epsilon-Fe/sub x/N (2 < x < 3) phases. The Moessbauer parameters from these phases will aid in the identification and fitting of the transient epsilon phases formed during the carburization of … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Delgass, W.N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Collider Detector (CDF) at FERMILAB: an overview

Description: CDF, the Collider Detector at Fermilab, is a collaboration of almost 150 physicists from ten US universities (University of Chicago, Brandeis University, Harvard University, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Rockefeller University, Rutgers University, Texas A and M University, and University of Wisconsin), three US DOE supported national laboratories (Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory), Italy (Frascati Laboratory and Uni… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Theriot, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Columbia River Salmonid Outmigration: McNary Dam Passage and Enhanced Smolt Quality, 1984 Second Year Completion Report.

Description: The effects of the McNary Dam transportation system on emigrating fall and spring chinook smolts were evaluated using physiological indices of stress (e.g., plasma cortisol, hepatic glycogen, leucocrit, interrenal cell nuclear diameter) and performance tests (e.g., saltwater challenge, secondary stress challenge, disease resistance). Controlled experiments were conducted in a hatchery environment to characterize the fishes' physiological responses to stress, and disease resistance to allow a ba… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Schreck, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Comparison of a center and off-center BWR control rod drop accident

Description: A BWR control rod drop accident (RDA) induces a rapid core power transient involving strong neutronic/thermal-hydraulic coupling, which requires a detailed multi-dimensional spatial kinetics analysis. Typical two-dimensional (r,z) RDA calculations require that the dropped rod be a center rod, as a result of geometric limitations, while in three-dimensional (x,y,z) calculations the dropped rod is generally taken to be the center rod in order to allow a quarter-core representation and limit compu… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Cokinos, D.M.; Neogy, P. & Carew, J.F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Coupled gas flow/solid dynamics model for predicting the formation of fracture patterns in gas well simulation experiments. [Propellant mixture used instead of explosives to fracture rock surrounding borehole]

Description: A two-dimensional finite element model for predicting fracture patterns obtained in high energy gas fracture experiments is presented. In these experiments, a mixture of propellants is used instead of explosives to fracture the rock surrounding the borehole. The propellant mixture is chosen to tailor the pressure pulse so that multiple fractures emanate from the borehole. The model allows the fracture pattern and pressure pulse to be calculated for different combinations of propellant mixture, … more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Taylor, L.M.; Swenson, D.V. & Cooper, P.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Data base for the analysis of compositional characteristics of coal seams and macerals. Final report - Part 10. Variability in the inorganic content of United States' coals: a multivariate statistical study

Description: The multivariate statistical techniques of correlation coefficients, factor analysis, and cluster analysis, implemented by computer programs, can be used to process a large data set and produce a summary of relationships between variables and between samples. These techniques were used to find relationships for data on the inorganic constituents of US coals. Three hundred thirty-five whole-seam channel samples from six US coal provinces were analyzed for inorganic variables. After consideration… more
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Glick, D. C. & Davis, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delta: the first pion nucleon resonance - its discovery and applications

Description: It is attempted to recapture some of the fun and excitement of the pion-scattering work that led to the discovery of what is now called the delta particle. How significant this discovery was became apparent only gradually. That the delta is alive today and thriving at Los Alamos (as well as other places) is described.
Date: July 1, 1984
Creator: Nagle, Darragh E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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