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HRP Radiation Corrosion Studies

Description: A fifth in-pile loop experiment, L-4-8, was completed. The loop operated in-pile for a total of 1637 hr, during which time the LITR energy output was 4377 Mwhr. The average fission power in the loop based o cesium analyses was 622 w when the LITR was at full power (3 Mw). Based on oxygen data, the generalized corrosion rate for the first 300 hr was 4.0 mpy; the rate for the remaining 1357 hr was 0.7 mpy. The nickel data gave parallel results. The corrosion of the type 347 stainless steel, Zirca… more
Date: August 21, 1956
Creator: Baker, J. E.; Bradley, N. C.; Jenks, G. H.; Olsen, A. R.; Savage, H. C. & Walter, F. J.
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Study of Dispersant Agents for Thorium Oxide

Description: A preliminary study of dispersing agents for thorium oxide has been completed and several of the dispersants have possible uses. Also many of the industrial dispersing agents tested are not usable with thorium oxide due to induced behavior causing balling and caking. The effects of nitric acid concentration have been observed to also effect each dispersing agent.
Date: August 7, 1959
Creator: Bate, L. C. & Leddicotte, G. W.
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Laboratory Development of the MTR-RaLa Process for the Production of Barium140

Description: From abstract: "This report presents the laboratory development of the MTR-RaLa Process for the production of barium140 from Materials Testing Reactor assemblies." The laboratory studied four possible chemical schemes with the final process being chosen "on the basis of chemical yield and purity of product, ease of recovery of uranium235, simplicty of equipment, and overall time required for processing" (from introduction).
Date: August 19, 1952
Creator: Blanco, R. E., (Raymond Eugene), 1918-1987; Kibbey, A. H.; Pannell, J. H.; Shank, E. M.; Farmer, J. E.; Helton, D. M. et al.
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Unit Operations Section Monthly Progress Report May 1959

Description: The measured diffusivity of uranyl nitrate in water at 25ºC was 0.7*10^e cm^2/sec with about 40% average deviation. A program was started to develop nonnuclear uses for depleted uranium. Two continuous DRUHM reaction tuns were terminate due to erratic operation of the sodium metering system. In the second Fluorox run with crude UF, which lasted for 29 hr, a total material balance of 94.8% was obtained and 17.9& of the theoretical amount of UF was collected in cold traps and chemical traps.
Date: August 25, 1959
Creator: Bresee, J. C.; Haas, P. A.; Horton, R. W.; Watson, C. D. & Whatley, M. E.
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Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending June 10, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress report details ongoing work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project. Topics of discussion include reactor theory and design, shielding research, materials research, appendixes with information on ongoing analytical chemical studies.
Date: August 5, 1952
Creator: Briant, R. C.; Buck, J. H.; Miller, A. J. & Cottrell, W. B.
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Homogeneous Reactor Project Quarterly Progress Report: February-April 1960

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing quarterly progress made by the Homogeneous Reactor Program. It includes descriptions of progress and studies conducted during the report period, with tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 9, 1960
Creator: Briggs, R. B.; Beall, S. E.; Lyon, R. N.; Bohlmann, E. G.; Ferguson, D. E.; McDuffie, H. F. et al.
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Chemical Development Section C Monthly Progress Report July 1959

Description: Nitrate contained in raffinates from Canadian Blind River mills interferes seriously with thorium extraction by secondary amines. With primary amines, however, the effect is negligible and these compounds are the preferred process extractants.
Date: August 5, 1959
Creator: Brown, K. B.; Allen, K. A.; Blake, C. A.; Coleman, C. F.; Crouse, D. J.; Ryon, A. D. et al.
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Aging Characteristics of Hastelloy B

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing the aging characteristics of the alloy Hastelloy B. Materials, equipment, experimental procedures, and results used to determine the characteristics of the alloy are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 12, 1957
Creator: Clausing, Robert E.; Patriarca, P. & Manly, W. D.
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Heat Transfer and Pressure Loss in Tube Bundles for High Performance Heat Exchangers and Fuel Elements

Description: From introduction: "The tube arrangement covered in this report was proposed in June, 1950, as a means of halving the weight and volume required for the heat exchanger. Ideally, the pressure drop across this arrangement should be little more than that required to overcome the skin friction on the tube surfaces. If the pressure drop across the tube spacers and in the cross-flow regions can be kept low, this ideal can be approached. much of the test work covered in this report was devoted to this… more
Date: August 12, 1952
Creator: Cohen, G. H.; Fraas, A. P. & LaVerne, M. E.
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Deposition of Submicron-Size Particles in Ventilation Ducts

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate mathematically the concentration decrease due to particle deposition phenomena in highly concentrated monodispersed aerosols (mean particle size less than 1.0 mu) flowing through ventilation ducts. It was found that, from the standpoint of removal, the decrease in concentration due to deposition on duct walls was insignificant; but, when considering contamination on duct walls, the amount deposited, even though small when compared with the amount in … more
Date: August 1964
Creator: Davis, L. P.
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Core Levitation in the EOCR in Case of Main Coolant Pipe Failure

Description: This memorandum summarizes the results of an analysis to determine the extent of displacement of the EOCR core due to blowdown in case of several postulated hot main gas coolant pipe failures. Results show that the core will be damaged for any hot pipe double-ended failure. Excepting the improbable case of no coolant flow existing proper to the break, the core will be damaged for any hot pipe fracture exposing a total flow area to the atmosphere equal to that of one pipe. Smaller breaks will pr… more
Date: August 4, 1959
Creator: Fontana, M. H.
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Radiators for Space Power Plants

Description: An improved heat sink for space vehicles was proposed in ORNL-CF-59-1-21. Subsequent work on the problem has indicated that there is a substantial probability of a puncture of such a radiator by meteors. To meet this problem a modified geometry has been evolved for which the probability of a meteor puncture should be reduced by a factor of at least 100 relative to the radiator of the original proposal at the expense of an increase in radiator weight of possibly 30%. This memorandum outlines the… more
Date: August 7, 1959
Creator: Fraas, A. P.
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Metallurgy Division Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending January 31, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress report describes the ongoing research at the Metallurgy Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In particular, this report discusses the thorium research program, the slug problem, the preferred orientation and anisotropy in metals, fundamental studies of alloying, and the ANP program.
Date: August 28, 1952
Creator: Frye, John H., Jr., 1908-2001 & Bridges, W. H.
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Organo-Phosphorous Compounds for Solvent Extraction

Description: From summary: "The influence of the structure of phosphate esters on the distribution coefficient of uranium between solutions of these esters in carbon tetrachloride and aqueous nitrate solutions has been studied. Esters of secondary alcohols showed higher distribution coefficients than primary alcohols. Phenyl esters extracted less uranium than alkyl esters, and the presence of other negative groups also resulted in less extraction. Compounds containing carbon to phosphorus bonds gave higher … more
Date: August 14, 1952
Creator: Higgins, C. E.; Baldwin, W. H. & Ruth, J. M.
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In-Pile Loop Corrosion Experiments with Uranyl Sulfate Solutions at 235 and 250 C

Description: Report presenting in-pile loop experiments DD, EE, FF, GG, L-412, L-413, and L-418, which were seven of a series designed to test the radiation corrosion of zirconium, titanium, and stainless steel alloys in solutions under various conditions of radiation intensity, temperature, solution composition, and velocity of flow. Steel specimens exposed in the loop cores showed increases in corrosive attack over that expected out-of-radiation.
Date: August 15, 1963
Creator: Jenks, G. H. & Baker, J. E.
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The Use of Boron for Fluoride Complexing in Thorex Dissolver Solutions

Description: Preliminary measurements of the corrosion of titanium were made in 13 M HNO3-0.05 M fluoride using 0.1 M H3BO3 as a liquid and vapor phase complexing agent. Titanium Ax-55 was attacked at average rates of 0.58 and 0.33 mils/month in the liquid and vapor. In dissolver solutions containing 0.5 and 1.0 M titanium, all rates were less than 0.1 mils/month.
Date: August 6, 1959
Creator: Kitts, F. G.
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A Thermal Comparator Apparatus for Thermal Conductivity Measurements from 50 to 400 [degrees] C

Description: The experimental details, mathematical models, and typical data for a rapid comparative method for thermal conductivity measurements are presented. The method consists of measuring the temperature change of a small silver sphere after it is brought in contact with a small disk-shaped specimen which was initially at ta higher temperature. This temperature change was calibrated in the range of 50 to 400 degrees C by making measurements on samples of know thermal conductivity. The accuracy of this… more
Date: August 11, 1964
Creator: Kollie, T. G.; McElroy, D. L.; Graves, R. S. & Fulkerson, W.
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Sodium-Cooled Reactors Program, Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program: First Quarterly Report, October-December 1961

Description: Quarterly report discussing progress on the Fast Ceramic Reactor Development Program, "an integrated analytical and experimental program directed toward the development of fast reactors employing ceramic fuels, with particular attention to mixed plutonium-uranium oxide" (p. 1).
Date: August 15, 1963
Creator: Leitz, F. J.
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Instantaneous Velocity Profile Measurement by Photography

Description: The following is taken from ORNL-2257, Instantaneous Velocity Profile Measurement by Photography, by R. E. Lynch, L. D. Palmer, and G. M. Winn. This report is in in preparation status; and errors, inconsistances, and omissions in he language, as well as in the technical aspects, may exist. The technique of using phosphorescent particles to enable photographic determination of qualitative and quantitative instantaneous velocity profiles is covered by AEC Patent Application No. SN-710, 371 issued… more
Date: August 17, 1959
Creator: Lynch, F. E.; Palmer, L. D.; Winn, G. M. & Hoffman, H. W.
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Two-Liquid-Phase Temperature Limits for the Homogeneous Reactor Fuel Solution and its Concentrates; Comments on Solid-Liquid Equilibria.

Description: Temperatures are given at which two liquid phases form in a synthetic homogeneous reactor fuel solution and its concentrates. The data show a two-liquid-phase boundary temperature of 332°C for the Particular HRT Fuel composition and a flat minimum temperature of 305°C for the initial solution concentrated between 300 and 329°C are presented to indicate solution stability in this temperature region. Some related comments on current HRT operations are given.
Date: August 11, 1959
Creator: Marshall, W. L.; Gill, J. S. & Moore, R. E.
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HRT Reactor Hazards

Description: Several potential hazards that have been recognized and anticipated in the design and fabrication of the pressure vessel in the Homogeneous Reactor Test are discussed. These hazards results from the high operating pressure and temperature of the reactor, the exposure of the reactor vessel material to potential embrittlement and other affects of fast-neutron irradiation, and the need for containment of corrosive flowing liquids. The steps taken in recognition of these hazards are also discussed.… more
Date: August 3, 1956
Creator: Miller, E. C.
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