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A Method of Calculating Transient Temperatures in a Multiregion, Axisymmetric, Cylindrical Configuration the Argus Program, 1089/Re248, Written in Fortran II

Description: From Abstract: "A detailed description is given of ARGUS, a FORTRAN II computer program for calculating transient temperatures in any concentric cylindrical configuration. Included are an explanation of the mathematical methods, a discussion of special features and restrictions, input and output descriptions, operating instructions, several sample problems, and the code listing."
Date: November 1963
Creator: Schoeberle, D. F.; Heestand, J.; Miller, L. B. & Miller, L. B.
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Research on Thermoelectric Heat Pumps

Description: From Results: "Prior to stating results achieved, let us first discuss the measurements we were able to make, and how these measurements might--or might not--be indicative of the objective we strove to reach. Tables I and II, and related Figs. 11 and 12, show the best results obtained. Final Columns of Tables I and II are believed to show, at least to a degree, how good or how poor our best sputtered films turned out to be, compared with top-quality Peliter semiconductor materials."
Date: November 1963
Creator: Cox, E. F.
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Demineralization by Transport Depletion

Description: Report concerning the demineralization of water via the transport depletion process, which is a variation of electrodialysis that uses just one ion-exchange membrane. The first portion of the report covers a year of studying the transport depletion method, while the second part includes details regarding the experiments, equipment, and complications in greater detail.
Date: November 1963
Creator: Lacey, Robert E.
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Calculation of the Doppler Coefficient Plutonium-Oxide-Fueled Fast Reactors

Description: Report issued by the APDA over studies conducted on Doppler coefficient fast reactors. Calculations, methods, and results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Fischer, E. A.
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Irradiation Behavior of High Purity Uranium

Description: Report that "describes the behavior of small, high purity uranium specimens irradiated under controlled conditions" (p. 2).
Date: November 1963
Creator: Leggett, R. D.; Mastel, B. & Bierlein, T. K.
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A Proposal for the Mc2 Isochronous Cyclotron: A General Purpose High-Intensity 810-MeV Proton Accelerator

Description: Abstract: "The Oak Ridge National Laboratory proposes to build an isochronous eight-sector proton cyclotron to provide an extracted beam in excess of 100 A at 810 MeV. The primary proton beam and the secondary meson and neutron beams will be used to investigate nuclear structure, and the interactions between elementary particles. Biomedical and Space-oriented research programs are also planned. Shielded research areas and an extensive beam transport and analysis system are provided. Theoretical… more
Date: November 1, 1963
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Piqua Nuclear Power Facility Operations Analysis Program Progress Report Number 2: 1963

Description: Progress report for the Piqua Reactor Operations Analysis Program describing observations and analyses at the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF). The program goals are to monitor operations and collect data in order to ensure that the plant's operation is safe, to improve design and performance, to evaluate the performance and lifetime of the plant's components and systems, to evaluate plant safety and safeguards, and to disseminate all information to the scientific community.
Date: November 30, 1963
Creator: Auleta, J. J.
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The Effect of Row Charge Spacing and Depth on Crater Dimensions

Description: From preface: The work described in this document is directed toward determining the optimum method of employing explosives to form a ditch, channel, or canal of certain desired dimensions.
Date: November 1963
Creator: Vortman, Luke J. & Schofield, L. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of UO2 Grain Growth Data From "Out of Pile" Experiments

Description: Summary: Data on equlaxed UO2 grain growth from "out of pile" experiments have been gathered from all known sources and analyzed to determine the relationship between the grain size developed and annealing temperature and between grain size and the time at temperature. On the basis of the analysis, an equation relating gain size to time and temperate has been selected that appears to best describe the data considered as a whole. The coefficients in this grain growth equation have been evaluated… more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Lyons, M. F.; Coplin, D. H. & Weidenbaum, B.
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Reactor Safety and Fuel Cycle Economics Considerations for Fast Reactors

Description: Abstract: A core design study of a 10 Mwe fast ceramic reactor is presented. Local reactivity coefficients, safety criteria, accident analyses, and economics are considered. An attempt is made to find a new balance of characteristics by purely geometric devices, i.e., by exploring the sodium : fuel ratio and varying the height : diameter ratio of the core. The use of BeO in the core was also investigated.
Date: November 11, 1963
Creator: Cohen, K. P.; Greebler, P.; McNelly, M. J.; Murphy, P. M.; Sherer, D. B. & Zebroski, E. L.
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Nuclear Superheat Quarterly Project Report: Seventeenth Quarter, August-October 1963

Description: From introduction: "This is the seventeenth in a series of quarterly reports which cover the progress and results from the conceptual designs, economic evaluations and research and development work performed by the General Electric Company as part of Contract AT(01-3)-189, Project Agreement No. 13."
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Flock, W. L.
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Influence of the Doppler Effect on the Meltdown Accident

Description: The influence of the Doppler effect in the core disassembly process following a meltdown accident is examined with a Bethe-Tait type model in which the Doppler effect, as well as core disassembly, is considered in the reactor shutdown process. It is shown that a strong negative Doppler effect can radically reduce the explosive energy release in such an accident. (auth)
Date: November 18, 1963
Creator: Wolfe, B.; Friedman, N. & Riley, D.
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Maritime Loop Irradiation Program for Savannah I Fuel Post-Irradiation Examination of SI5BM Fuel Assembly

Description: Abstract: A stainless steel clad 9-rod assembly fabricated by The Babcock & Wilcox Company was irradiated in a boiling water loop of the General Electric Test Reactor. A post-irradiation examination revealed no significant dimensional changes on the fuel rods. the results of mass spectrometric analysis made of the pelletized UO2 fuel indicated a maximum burnup of 11,500 MWD/tonne was attained by Rod B-4 during the exposure.An x-ray diffraction examination of an unirradiated fuel sample revealed… more
Date: November 7, 1963
Creator: Mathay, P. W.
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A Uranium Dioxide Fuel Rod Center Melting Test in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor

Description: Technical report describing that as part of the AEC Fuel Cycle Program, tests are being conducted to evaluate the significance of current fuel design limitations that do not permit the maximum fuel temperature to exceed the melting point of UO2. The reliability of prediction of the fuel rod operating conditions that will cause melting of the UO2 was evaluated by means of a calibration test conducted in the Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor. Conclusions: (a) The central portion of the 3.15-cm dia… more
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Williamson, H. E. & Hoffmann, J. P.
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Statistical Techniques Used in the Specific Zirconium Alloy Design Program

Description: Technical report describing the statistically designed empirical approach being used to choose a candidate Zr alloy optimum with respect to corrosion and hydriding rates in steam and having acceptable mechanical properties. The statistical techniques used and the reasons for their use are discussed in detail, with emphasis on the estimation of corrosion rates. Estimation of response surfaces is also considered.
Date: November 11, 1963
Creator: Jaech, John L.
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Buckling Measurements : Heavy Natural Uranium Tubular Fuel Assemblies

Description: One-region buckling measurements that were made on a series of D/sub 2/O- moderated lattices of heavy uranium metal tubes in the Process Development Pile at Savannah River Laboratory are presented. The purposes of these measurements are to provide normalization points for lattice bucklings and to extend the study of natural uranium- D/sub 2/O systems. The dependence of buckiing on the moderator-to-fuel ratio is studied for two types of lattices.
Date: November 20, 1963
Creator: Dunklee, A. E. & Graves, William E. (William Ernest), 1941-
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Advanced Designs and Special Applications for Fast Breeders

Description: The purpose of this paper is to describe a few of the suggested advanced concepts for fast breeder reactors and to compare these with the standard approach as to their potential advantage. I have attempted to estimate the economic effect of full technical success with each of the proposed concepts. The proposed concepts include: (1) single sodium system, (2) steam-cooled core concept, (3) direct cycle reactor using potassium as reactor coolant and working fluid, (4) molten plutonium-fuel alloy… more
Date: November 11, 1963
Creator: Hammond, R. Philip
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The Diffusion of Fast Neutrons

Description: From American Nuclear Society Meeting, New York, Nov. 1963. The use of the asymptotic solution to the one-velocity transport equation is considered. The angular distribution for fast neutron elastic scattering by heavy elements is discussed. An exponential angular distribution on is assumed to simplify the decay length calculation. The diffusion length of 1 to 15 Mev neutrons in iron is calculated, as well as the vector flux angular dependence. The asymptotic solution for an arbitrary angular d… more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Francis, N. C.; Brooks, E. J. & Watson, R. A.
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Energy Deposition by Fast Neutrons. [Part] II, Yield of the Fricke Dosimeter at 14.6 Mev

Description: A measurement of the yield of the aerated, ferrous sulfate-sulfuric acid (Fricke) dosimeter for 14.6-Mev neutrons gave a value of GF /sub Fe/sup +5/= 11.5 plus or minus 1.8. G/sub Fe/ number of ferric ions produced per 100 ev deposited. The determination combined an analysis of the energy deposit by scattering and charged particle reactions with a determination of the neutron flux by two independent means: (1) a "long counter" method and (2) an activation technique. The result is in reasonable … more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Axtmann, Robert C. & Licari, Joseph A.
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Automatic Exit Steam Quality Control for Boiling Water Reactors

Description: From American Nuclear Society Meeting, New York, Nov. 1963. The need for control of the flow distribution and/or steam quality in boiling reactors is discussed. A quality control device is being developed which consists of an entrance venturi and an exit venturi for measuring the flow rates into and out of the channel, means for comparing the two flow rate signals, and a value for regulating the flow rate. This device can be used either as a constant quality device or as a controlled-quality de… more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Gall, D. A. & Doyle, E. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Analysis of PM Long Life Core 3

Description: Introduction. Under AEC contract the Martin Company has followed up the design and construction of the PM-1 and PM-3A nuclear power plants with R&D efforts seeking improved plant efficiency, increased core life and higher operating power. The Advanced PM cores have evolved step by step, with the addition of degrees of freedom to design latitude. A first replacement core, Core 2, has been designed to achieve 50 percent greater life than PM-1 through relatively minor design changes. Core 3 re… more
Date: November 1963
Creator: Bagley, Raymond. & George, Critz.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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