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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Protective Equipment Evaluation Program Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 1951

Description: This quarterly progress details the ongoing work of the Protective Equipment Evaluation Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics discussed include aerosol generation, penetration studies, particle size measurement, and an appendix with analytical methods.
Date: August 6, 1952
Creator: Struxness, E. G.
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Mammalian Radiation Genetics

Description: "This symposium is concerned with the basic aspects of radiation effects. When we turn to the genetic effects of radiation in mammals, there are so few aspects on which there is any information that the problem of sorting out the fundamental findings has hardly arisen. In this paper it will, therefore, be possible to survey most of what is known and pass on to a consideration of what is needed next. Since one of the purposes of this symposium is an interchange of views between investigators in … more
Date: August 11, 1952
Creator: Russell, W. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production Separations of Fission-Product Groups for the Radioisotope Program

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing the production separation for the radioisotope program. As stated in the abstract, "a general description is given of five years' experience in routine production of fission products of high concentration and high activity levels for the radioisotope program. Details of construction and production processes are given for two systems which were built on ion-exchange principle" (p. 2). This report includes illustrations, and photograph… more
Date: August 13, 1952
Creator: Schallert, P. O.
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Materials for a Water Cooled and Moderated Reactor [Declassified Version]

Description: An investigation of the materials for use in the water-moderated and cooled Aray Package Power Reactor (APPR) operating at about 500°F was made. The available literature was analyzed, and the results of the different investigators were compared and averaged. Twenty different materials, including stainless steels, nickel alloys, Stellites and others, were investigated from the point of view of physical properties, susceptibility to radiation damage, and corrosion resistance. Corrosion rates were… more
Date: August 1954
Creator: Scheib, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Materials for a Water Cooled and Moderated Reactor [Secret Version]

Description: An investigation of the materials for use in the water-moderated and cooled Aray Package Power Reactor (APPR) operating at about 500°F was made. The available literature was analyzed, and the results of the different investigators were compared and averaged. Twenty different materials, including stainless steels, nickel alloys, Stellites and others, were investigated from the point of view of physical properties, susceptibility to radiation damage, and corrosion resistance. Corrosion rates were… more
Date: August 1954
Creator: Scheib, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculation of Transport Cross Sections

Description: Many elements exhibit anisotropic scattering at energies of interest in reactor calculations. A method is presented for the calculation of transport cross sections including the observed anisotropy.
Date: August 5, 1959
Creator: Nestor, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Feasibility Report on a Method of Direct Total Body Measurement of Enriched Uranium in Man

Description: In certain phases uranium processing it is poss!ble for operating personnel to acquire internal deposits of uranium. This body burden can be acquired by injection, as in contamination of a wound, by ingestion, of by inhalation. In order to estimate internal exposures, some means of determining the location and extent of these internal deposits is essential.
Date: August 7, 1959
Creator: Sanders, Fred W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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