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A Revision of Computer Code POWERCO (Cost of Electricity Produced by Nuclear Power Stations) to Include Breakdowns of Power Cost and Fixed Charge Rates

Description: Report that "describes a new version of the code, POWERC-50, which contains several changes" to the previous code, POWERCO-25, which was used to calculate "the levelized cost of electricity produced by nuclear power stations" (p. 1)
Date: August 1969
Creator: Salmon, Royes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Applied Health Physics Annual Report for 1963

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing work and progress made by the Health and Physics Division during 1963. Instrumentation, personnel monitoring, and laboratory monitoring is presented. This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Morgan, K. Z.; Davis, D. M.; Hart, J. C.; Abee, H. H.; Gupton, E. D. & Warden, A. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Computer Code (CDC 1604A or IBM 7090) for Calculating the Cost of Shipping Spent Reactor Fuels as a Function of Burnup, Specific Power, Cooling Time, Fuel Composition, and Other Variables

Description: Report presenting the calculation of the costs incurred in shipping irradiated uranium-containing fuel elements. A computer code that designs a cask and calculates the shipping costs is presented. By use of the code, shipping costs were calculated for typical reactor fuels.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Salmon, Royes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The High Flux Isotope Reactor: Volume 2, Selected Construction Drawings

Description: Report containing a series of drawings detailing the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's high flux isotope reactor, its surroundings, and its systems.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Binford, F. T.; Cramer, E. N. & Cramer, E. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Eleventh Quarter, January-March 1962

Description: From introduction: "This is the eleventh of a series of quarterly reports which will cover the progress and results from the conceptual design, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of the Nuclear Superheat Project."
Date: August 1962
Creator: Pennington, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
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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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, Zircaloy-2, and Ti-55AX [unintelligible] exposed in the core and in in-line holders was generally consistent with that observed in previous in-pile loop experiments. Some differences with steel were attributed to the fact that this was the first loop containing steel specimens operated with 0.04 m H2SO4 present in the uranyl sulfate charge solution (0.17 m UO2SO4, 0.03 m CuSO4). Stress specimens, made from the alloys Zircaloy-2, type 17-4 PH stainless steel, and Ti-C-130-AM, were exposed in care, in-line, and pressurizer locations. Microscopic examination and average weight loss gave no indication of effects attributable to the stressed condition of the specimens.
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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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. The applicability of present codes to the reactor vessel fabrication is considered. Additional fields are suggested where recommended practices developed by code writing bodies could assist in development-type reactor design and fabrication.
Date: August 3, 1956
Creator: Miller, E. C.
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 established for all the materials under various conditions, such as irradiation, flow weld, stress, and various water conditions. Type-304 stainless steel was selected as the basic structural material. Operating conditions, to maintain minimum corrosion, were established also.
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 established for all the materials under various conditions, such as irradiation, flow, weld, stress, and various water conditions. Type-304 stainless steel was selected as the basic structural material. Operating conditions, to maintain minimum corrosion, were established also.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Scheib, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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 distribution coefficients than the corresponding esters, and the distribution coefficients increased with the number of such carbon to phosphorus bonds. Tributyl phosphine oxide (with three carbon to phosphorus bonds) showed high distribution coefficients with many salts, including uranyl nitrate, uranyl sulfate, uranyl chloride, thorium nitrate, plutonium (IV) nitrate and some of the fission products in nitrate solution. It is planned to study these and similar compounds further."
Date: August 14, 1952
Creator: Higgins, C. E.; Baldwin, W. H. & Ruth, J. M.
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 photographs.
Date: August 13, 1952
Creator: Schallert, P. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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