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Reactor Engineering Division Quarterly Report, June 1, 1949 - August 31, 1949

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory covering the quarterly report from the Reactor Engineering Division. A summary of reactor programs, designs, development, and experiments are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: October 7, 1949
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory. Reactor Engineering Division.
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The Relative Thermal Conductivities of Liquid Lithium, Sodium, and Eutectic NaK, and the Specific Heat of Liquid Lithium

Description: Report discussing the relative thermal conductivities of liquid lithium, sodium, and eutectic NaK, and the specific heat of liquid lithium, as well as the methods and materials used to determine this information.
Date: April 21, 1950
Creator: Yaggee, F. L. & Untermyer, Samuel, 1912-
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Engineering Development of Fluid-Bed Fluoride Volatility Processes: Part 5. Description of a Pilot-Scale Facility for Uranium Dioxide-Plutonium Dioxide Processing Studies

Description: Report describing a pilot plant constructed at Argonne National Laboratory for studying two major process steps for the recovery of uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuels of power reactors. A major objective is the demonstration of optimum process conditions for the two steps for synthetic reactor fuel compositions, including those containing mixtures of inactive fission products.
Date: 1964
Creator: Vogel, G. J.; Carls, E. L. & Mecham, W. J.
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Calculations on U235 Fission Product Decay Chains

Description: Report of equations for calculating decay of U235. The introduction states" Calculations have been made on the U235 fission product decay schemes. The results for a typical example, that of a reactor operating at 1000 kilowatts for 180 days, have been tabulated and graphed. General formulae have been used so that the results can be applied for any power level and any time of irradiation" (p. 2).
Date: May 1952
Creator: Faller, I. L.; Chapman, T. S. & West, J. M.
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IsotopesProduction Reactor: Summary of Complete Design

Description: Report describing an Isotope Production Reactor, which may be of interest to industrial groups studying the possibilities of entering the radioactive isotopes production field. Detailed drawings and specifications for the construction of the reactor are included.
Date: 1955
Creator: Winkleblack, R. K
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Hazards Evaluation Report Associated with the Operation of EBWR at 100 MW

Description: Hazard report on the Experimental Boiling Water Reactor that covers the basic modifications to the plant as designed to increase the present operating design rating of 20 Mw(t) to a new rating of 100 Mw(t). Changes and additions to the plant, core, reactor vessel, and other major components are shown. An analysis of the effects of the changes on the performance and safety of the reactor is presented.
Date: December 1959
Creator: Wimunc, E. A. & Harrer, J. M.
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Terminal Report on the Mighty Mouse High-Flux Research Reactor Project

Description: From Introduction: "More specifically, it describes the basic reactor complex, the problems involved, the various approaches pursued, the present status and estimated cost of the project, along with recommendations for future research and development essential to the successful culmination of the project."
Date: September 1959
Creator: Link, L. E.; Armstrong, R. H.; Cameron, T. C.; Dickson, R. F.; Heineman, J. B.; Kelber, C. N. et al.
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Advanced Designs of Magnetic Jack-Type Control Rod Drive

Description: Report containing information regarding magnetic jacks, which are devices used "for positioning the control rods in a nuclear reactor, especially in a reactor containing water under pressure" (page 9). Contains a description of the device, its use, test results, and illustrations.
Date: November 1959
Creator: Young, Joseph N.
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Design of the Argonne Low Power Reactor (ALPR)

Description: Report containing "[a] description (...) of the design of a prototype "packaged" nuclear power plant. The purpose of the plant is to alleviate fuel oil logistics and storage problems posed by remote auxiliary DEW Line radar stations north of the Arctic Circle. The ALPR (redesignated SL-1) is a 3 Mwt, heterogeneous, highly enriched uranium- fueled, natural-circulation boiling water reactor, cooled and moderated with light water. Steam at 300 psig, dry and saturated (421 deg F) is passed directly from the reactor to a conventional turbine-generator to produce electric power (300 kw nominal) and space-heating (400 kw) requirements consistent with rigid mechanical and structural specifications prescribed by the military, and dictated by the extreme geophysics prevailing at the ultimate site. The over-all design criteria emphasize: simplicity and reliability of operation and maintenance, with minimum supervision; minimum on-site construction; maximum use of standard components; limited water supply; utilization of local gravel for biological shielding; transportability by air lift; and nominal 3-year fuel operating lifetime per core loading." (p. 15)
Date: May 1961
Creator: Hamer, Eberhard E.; Grant, N. R.; Hooker, H. H.; Jorgensen, G. L.; Kann, W. J.; Lipinski, W. C. et al.
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Casting and Fabrication of Core Material For Argonne Low Power Reactor Fuel Elements

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over studies conducted on the Argonne Low Power Reactor. As stated in the abstract, "this report describes the manufacture of 1150 fuel core blanks, of which 816 were used in the fabrication of fuel elements. Development, casting, hot and cold rolling, cleaning, and punching of core blanks are discussed, as are nondestructive testing and evaluation of the manufacturing processes" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1959
Creator: Salley, R. L. & Burt, W. R., Jr.
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Argonaut Automatic Flux Controller Design Report

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory over design studies conducted on Argonaut reactors for training and research purposes. As stated in the abstract, "the design presented in the form of a steady-state analysis based upon the small-signal linearization of the reactor kinetics transfer function. The measured controller performance and construction details of the equipment is given" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Gerba, A., Jr.
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Preliminary Design and Hazards Report-Boiling Reactor Experiment V (BORAX V)

Description: From introduction: "The report is preliminary. At the time of writing, the status of the BORAX V project is that design of the reactor buildings and plant, done in collaboration with the architect-engineer with the architect-engineer has been completed and construction has just started; however, the mechanical design of the fuel and cores is still tentative."
Date: February 1960
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory
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Transistor Scintillation Spectrometer

Description: Report describing "an AC-operated portable scintillation spectrometer consisting of a preamplifier, a linear pulse amplifier, a single-channel pulse-height analyzer, a linear count-rate meter, a scaler, and a high-voltage power supply. The operation and performance of the circuits are discussed" (p. 3).
Date: February 1960
Creator: Strauss, Michael G.
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