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Metallurgy Division Quarterly Progress Report for Period Ending April 30, 1952

Description: This quarterly progress report discusses ongoing work at the Metallurgy Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Topics discussed include thorium research, the preferred orientation of uranium, studies in the ceramics laboratory, the homogenous reactor program, studies in the x-ray laboratory, studies in the metallographic laboratory, the experimental plate-cladding program, and fuel and control element fabrication.
Date: September 22, 1952
Creator: Frye, John H., Jr., 1908-2001 & Bridge, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Fast Coincidence Circuit with Pulse Height Selection

Description: Abstract: The output signal of a linear accelerator may have a rise time of 1-2 x 10[minus]7 seconds. Therefore, the output of a pulse height selector operating on this signal has a variation of delay from the original signal of about this amount. In the instrument to be described in this technical report this difficulty is largely resolved.
Date: April 22, 1947
Creator: Bell, P. B.; DeBenedetti, Sergio & Francis, J. B., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wet Fluoride Studies: Calcium Plutonium (IV) Fluoride

Description: Laboratory studies have shown that the double salt, CaF2-PuF4, can be precipitated by rapid addition of hydro-fluoric acid to solutions containing 25 to 75 g Pu/1, caleium equimolar to plutonium, and 1 to 10 M HNO3. The precipitate, which is subsequently washed with water and dried to 300 degrees C in dehumidified, deoxygenated argon, can be reduced thermally by calcium to give high yields of plutonium metal.
Date: December 22, 1953
Creator: Branin, P. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Enhancement of Acidity of Very Weak Acids in Tertiary Butyl Alcohol

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The acidity of a solution of acid, HX, and salt, MX, is affected by both the concentration of X- and M+ owing to incomplete dissociation of the salt, MX. it was possible to increase the acidity of a solution of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol - tetrabutylammonium 2,6-di-tert-butylphenolate relative to a dilute solution of tetrabutylammonium hydroxide by increasing the tetrabutylammonium bromide content. This indicates that the dissociation constant of the hydroxide base is sufficiently large that extensive dissociation occurs in dilute solutions. The addition of tetrabutylammonium bromide is therefore recommended as a general method for increasing the acidity and improving the titration characteristics of extremely weak acids."
Date: October 22, 1962
Creator: Marple, Leland & Fritz, J. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting

Description: Technical report includes three reports of research progress: 1) Range Measurements on 190 Mev Deuterons, M. Stephan; 2) Meson measurements, C. Lattes; and 3) N-P Scattering, R. Christian.
Date: April 22, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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The Effects of Fast Neutrons on the Ability of Mice to Take Forced Exercise

Description: From abstract: "In an attempt to gain some insight into the physiological condition of mice surviving massive doses of radiation, a study of their vitality was undertaken. It was assured that the ability of these animals to do forced work would be a measure of their vitality, Stimulating exposed animals to run in exercise wheels to their fullest capacity, has resulted in a demonstration of a striking vitality less during a post-irradiative period, when no other effects are demonstrable by gross examination. Mice subjected to a medium-lethal dose of fast neutrons show a continuous vitality loss over a 300 day period following exposure. Control animals show no appreciable loss of vitality up to about 8 months of age, after which a gradual loss can be noted, probably due to a normal gereologic process."
Date: August 22, 1946
Creator: Stapleton, G. K. & Curtis, H. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The X-Ray Spectra of the Last-Row Elements

Description: Abstract: X-ray energy level diagrams as given in the literature are tabulated for radium, thorium and uranium. A level scheme for protoactinium is derived from the published data. After a brief review of the use of X-ray data in studying outer electronic structure, it is pointed out that differences in the X-ray spectra should exist depending on whether the outer electrons are in f or d orbitals. The observed separation of the OI and OII levels in thorium and uranium indicated that the f levels lie lower than the d. This hypothesis also provides a reasonable explanation for the observed differences between the MIV and MV absorption edges and MIV and MV levels calculated from the emission spectra and the LIII edge.
Date: October 22, 1946
Creator: Russell, H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Decontamination of Portable Instruments

Description: The decontamination of portable instruments by the Calibration Unit has presented a problem for some time. Most of the contamination is in the 100 to 500 c/m or 500 to 2000 d/m range. Higher levels of contamination can usually be reduced to these levels, but further cleaning proves quite difficult
Date: May 22, 1953
Creator: Unruh, C. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mercury Amalgam Bonding of Uranium and Copper

Description: Technical report summarizing one phase of work done to develop methods of bonding uranium to a metal which is a good conductor of heat. Silver was chosen for contact with uranium because it is easy to plate on uranium and there is no danger of brittle Ag-U compounds being formed at elevated temperatures. [From Abstract]
Date: January 22, 1951
Creator: Glasgow, L. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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MTA Target Equations

Description: In solving the two-group, two medium equations for neutron diffusion in a finite one-dimensional multiplying system, the equations in each medium can be solved, and the boundary conditions used to determine the coefficients. This direct attack involves eight simultaneous linear equations. The opportunities for error are numerous, and, frequently, a great deal of accuracy is lost by subtractions; hence, it is felt that an alternative method of solution, in which numerical errors would be less likely to occur, would be desirable.
Date: May 22, 1952
Creator: Kramer, H. P. & Adelman, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Energy Peripheral Injection into Mirror Machines

Description: The following report proposes various methods in injecting and heating in mirror machines, using high-energy ion beams.
Date: September 22, 1955
Creator: Linlor, William I., 1915-
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Adiabatic Injection

Description: From introduction comments: The present analysis is intended to examine the relations for "adiabatic" injection in general from a different point of view.
Date: September 22, 1955
Creator: Linlor, William I., 1915-
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Two Stage Leaching Tests on Utex Ore

Description: Introduction: The object of this test work was to determine the practicability of a two-stage leach using ion-exchange as the method of uranium concentration.
Date: July 22, 1954
Creator: Stanley, Alan; Eisenhauer, Robert & Richardson, Stanley
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Molten-Salt Reactor Program Quarterly Progress Report: July 1960

Description: Report containing ongoing projects and experiments undertaken by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Molten-Salt Reactor Program.
Date: December 22, 1960
Creator: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Pyrophoricity of Uranium in Reactor Environments

Description: Report discussing information relative to the pyrophoricity of uranium for the purpose of reactor core fire safety. The report includes physical and chemical properties of uranium.
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Zima, G. E.
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The Beta-Gamma Surface Dosage Rate from Natural Uranium

Description: From summary: "Report discussing the beta-gamma dosage rate at the surface of a natural uranium disc. Measurements were taken using a Ryerson electrometer and an extrapolation ionization chamber."
Date: August 22, 1949
Creator: Kalmon, Ben
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Preliminary Investigations for an Advanced Engineering Test Reactor

Description: Study carried out to determine a suitable reactor system or systems for the testing of water, gas, and liquid-metal cooled fuel assemblies.
Date: February 22, 1957
Creator: Elgert, O. J.; Leyse, C. F. & Ott, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Biological Action of Gamma and X-Rays

Description: Report of experimentation on mice of exposure to daily doses of gamma radiation at two rates and the resultant damage.
Date: December 22, 1944
Creator: Lorenz, E.; Eschenbrenner, A.; Derringer, M. & Heston, W. E.
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Calculation of Stagewise Contacting Systems

Description: From abstract: General expressions relating product stream compositions to the operating conditions of countercurrent stagewise extraction columns are derived by an inductive method, and the conversion of the general equations to ones involving the particular case of constant extraction factor is demonstrated. For comparison, the derivation of simple column equations by the use of finite difference equations is included.
Date: May 22, 1953
Creator: Bloom, J. L. & Auer, P. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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