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The Influence of Design and Production Parameters on Fabrication Costs of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements

Description: The objectives for this study were to determine fuel fabrication and assembly costs in a large nuclear power industry for several reactors, fuel rod sizes, and fuel materials.
Date: November 1, 1961
Creator: Stein, P. E.; Ayers, A. C.; Braatz, R. J.; Bradford, C. M.; Holt, V. D. & Mattie, G. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Report: Investigation of Boiling Flow Regimes and Critical Heat Flux

Description: From abstract: A program to investigate the mechanism of the critical heat flux condition from the standpoint of flow regimes has been initiated at Dynatech for the AEC. This report covers the work done on this investigation in the first year.
Date: March 1, 1965
Creator: Suo, M.; Bergles, Arthur E.; Doyle, Edward F.; Clawson, L. & Goldberg, P.
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The Effects of Chemical Impurities on the Quality of Rolled Uranium Rod

Description: Abstract: "Thirty-four uranium ingots containing controlled amounts of carbon, nitrogen, and Mgl2 slag were cast, rolled, and examined to investigate the relation between these impurities and the quality of the rolled rod. Carbon in concentrations up to 1400 ppm and nitrogen up to 170 ppm, either singly or in combination, had no significant effect on the number of defects observed in the rolled rod. The quality of the rods, however decreased with increasing amount of slag necessary to cause obs… more
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: Saller, Henry A.; Keeler, J. R. & Cuddy, L. J.
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Design and Feasibility Study of a Pebble Bed Reactor-Steam Power Plant

Description: Originally issued as S and P 1963A, Parts I and II. This report covers a design and feasibility study of a pebble bed reactor-steam power plant of 125 megawatt electrical output. The reactor design which evolved from this study is a two-region thermal breeder, operating on the uranium-thorium cycle, in which all core structural materials are graphite. Fuel is in the form of unclad spherical elements of graphite, containing fissile and fertile material. The primary loop consists of the reactor … more
Date: May 1, 1958
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Nuclear Reactor Project Progress Report, January 1948

Description: This report is a progress report detailing operations and ongoing projects at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The report describes new developments with buildings and progress regarding ongoing experiments. The report includes photographs showing progress in the construction of the reactor and other images and figures that accompany the descriptions of projects.
Date: January 1, 1948
Creator: Borst, L. B. & Fox, Marvin
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Measurement of the Behavior of a Plasma in a Magnetic Field by Means of Probes

Description: Abstract: "Probes were used to measure certain properties of the cloud of positive ions and electrons ejected from a pulsed ion source having two hydrogen-loaded electrodes. Time-of-flight measurements show: the presence of H+ ions with 50 ev directed energy; an increase of this energy with increasing pulse current in the source; a higher peak yield of ions with higher peak currents in the source; and higher yields and higher ion energies up to 110 ev have been recorded with the use of a pulsed… more
Date: December 1, 1954
Creator: Bostick, W. H.; Zizzo, S. G. & Cook, Buford
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The Elimination of Microwave Reflections

Description: Abstract: "The reflections of microwaves from the walls of a plasma-containing vessel are studied. The probable cause of the reflections is discussed, and several suggestions are made for eliminating the reflections from the waveguide in the vessel and particularly from the pyrex vessel wall and copper tubing surrounding the pyrex. Quarter-wave-thick carbon-filled plastics or glasses having a very low vapor pressure room most promising when placed inside the pyrex cylinder. BaTiO3 appears to be… more
Date: February 1, 1955
Creator: Beard, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory Monthly Activities Report, Division of Biology and Medicine Programs: February 1967

Description: Areas of work reported include: general radiation effects; toxicity of radioelements; combating detrimental effects of radiation; studies at the molecular and cellular level; environmental radiation studies; atmospheric radioactivity and fallout; marine sciences; radiological and health physics; and radiation instruments.
Date: March 1, 1967
Creator: Fawcett, S. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory Monthly Activities Report, Division of Biology and Medicine Programs: June 1967

Description: Work is reported in these areas: general radiation effects; toxicity of radioelements; studies at the molecular and cellular levels; environmental radiation studies; atmospheric radioactivity and fallout; marine sciences; radiological and health physics; and radiation instruments.
Date: July 1, 1967
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory Monthly Activities Report, Division of Biology and Medicine Programs: March 1967

Description: Areas of work reported include: general radiation effects; toxicity of radioelements; studies on the molecular and cellular levels; environmental radiation studies; atmospheric radioactivity and fallout; marine sciences; radiological and health physics; and radiation instruments.
Date: April 1, 1967
Creator: Fawcett, S. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Evaluation of Irradiated OMRE Fuel Elements First Core Loading

Description: Abstract: Irradiated fuel elements from the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment (OMRE) first core loading have been examined and evaluated to determine: (1) the stability of the floating plate fuel element design, (2) the stability of the stainless steel clad UO2 - stainless steel cermet core fuel plates under irradiation and exposure to the organic coolant, (3) the extent and nature of deposits on the fuel element services, and (4) the distribution of burnup in the fuel elements.
Date: March 1, 1960
Creator: Walter, J. H.; Leirich, J. F. & Calkins, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment : Safeguards Summary

Description: Abstract: This report presents a description of the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment (OMRE), of the hazards associated with this experiment, and all of the safeguards taken to ensure the safety of the operating personnel and the population of the surrounding area.
Date: February 1, 1958
Creator: Sletten, H. L. & Blue, L. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OMR Degasifier Loop Experiment

Description: Abstract: A loop has been constructed to study the removal of water and highly volatile materials from Organic Moderated Reactor coolant by vacuum degasification. An analysis of the process was made to determine the most important parameters for study during the experimental program.
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Corporales, G. W. & Benson, P. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OMRE Fuel Plate Surface Temperature Measurement

Description: Abstract: Accurate measurement of OMRE fuel-element surface temperatures is important for evaluation of the performance of organic compound as moderator and coolant materials in nuclear reactors; a mixture of polyphenyls has been used in reactor operation to-date.
Date: May 1, 1960
Creator: Sudar, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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OMRE Fuel Removal and Shipping Equipment

Description: Abstract: A portable assembly for handling and shipping OMRE fuel elements is described and details of its operation are given. Problems of heat transfer and radiation shielding are discussed, and detailed analysis are presented.
Date: April 1, 1960
Creator: Mallon, P. J.; Duncan, D. S. & Noyes, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Safeguards Summary Report for the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility

Description: Summary: This report contains a description of the final design of the Piqua Nuclear Power Facility (PNPF); an outline of the test and operating procedures, and the organization and responsibilities; and a summary of the hazards and safeguards analyses that have been conducted to evaluate the safety of the facility operations.
Date: August 1, 1961
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Pacific Northwest Laboratory Monthly Activities Report, Division of Biology and Medicine Programs: April 1967

Description: Work is reported in these areas: general radiation effects; toxicity of radioelements; studies at the molecular and cellular levels; environmental radiation studies; atmospheric radioactivity and fallout; marine sciences; radiological and health physics; and radiation instruments.
Date: May 1, 1967
Creator: Fawcett, S. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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