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Process Engineering Report on Thorium Semi-Works Plant for the Feed Materials Production Center - Fernald, Ohio, Job No. 3542

Description: This technical report presents the process design for the thorium semi-works plant which will be located at the Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio. It contains the process information required for the layout and detailed mechanical design of the thorium plant.
Date: January 31, 1952
Creator: Bulkowski, H. H.; Delaplaine, J. W.; Holby, G. V.; Natale, N. R.; Reiter, W. M. & Roe, B. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Annual Technical Progress Report, AEC Unclassified Programs: 1966

Description: Annual report describing progress on unclassified research programs funded by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission during the 1965-66 fiscal year.
Date: August 31, 1966
Creator: North American Aviation. Atomics International Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Technical and economic potentials of shale oil production by nuclear explosives

Description: "In the following report, a new technology is discussed which was first proposed in 1959, but which has been developed mainly since 1964; the in situ production of oil from shale by large underground retorts created by nuclear explosives. The first part of the present report describes this new process; the second part gives an analysis of the United States and the world endowments with crude oil resources and oil shale deposits and finally, the third part deals with expected cost estimates of this new technology as compared with present crude oil prices and potential costs of conventional shale oil production."
Date: August 31, 1967
Creator: Heiss, Klaus-Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Emf of Cells with Uranium: Uranium Halide Couples in Fused Salt Electrolytes

Description: The emf of galvanic cells at high temperatures was measured using uranium metal in equilibrium with its chloride as one half of the cell, the other half of the cell being some reference electrode such as silver - silver chloride. Several designs of cells tried are described. A value of 2.83 volts/eq. at 1170[degree]K and also at 990[degree]K is considered as the most probably value for the potential of the uranium halide couple.
Date: July 31, 1947
Creator: Eastman, E. D. (Ermon Dwight), 1891-1945.; Campbell, J. A.; Cubicciotti, D. D. & Sienko, Michell J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Acute Radiotoxicity of Injected Yttrium91

Description: Report describing results of experiments that involved injecting radioactive yttrium into animals: "The excretion, retention, and distribution of the yttrium was measured, and its effect on survival and growth was observed. The average total excretion of Y91 to the time of death (from 76 hours to 24 days) was a little less than 30 per cent of the injected dose" (p. 2).
Date: July 31, 1947
Creator: Anthony, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Discussion of Quadrupole Precession

Description: From abstract: "In this paper the motion of a nucleus with an intrinsic quadrupole moment in an external electrostatic field gradient is discussed from a classical point of view. It is shown that in the classical approximation the angular momentum may precess about the direction of strongest field gradient or about the direction of intermediate field gradient, but not about the direction of weakest field gradient. The classical precession frequencies are found to be related to the quantum mechanical dipole transition frequencies."
Date: May 31, 1962
Creator: Raich, J. C. & Good, R. H. (Roland Hamilton), 1923-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Education, Experience, Training, and Certification of Reactor Operators at AEC-Owned Reactors

Description: Results of a questionnaire survey are presented on reactor supervisor and operator education, experience, and training, and on certification procedures by reactor category. The questionnaires were obtained from 362 supervisors, 393 operators, 44 supervisor trainees, and 139 operator trainees.
Date: October 31, 1964
Creator: Wilgus, Walter S.; McCool, Whittie J. & Biles, Martin B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Steady State Temperature Distributions in Hollow Slugs

Description: This document is a sequel to HW-30226, "Steady State Temperature Distribution in a Solid Slug." A primary feature of the present as well as the former paper is a treatment of the stand heat flow equation in a manner which accounts accurately for the dependence of the thermal conductivity, K, on temperature, v.
Date: December 31, 1953
Creator: Anselone, P. M.; Banks, D. O. & Dean, R. Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pressure Pulses in Rapid Transient Boiling

Description: Investigation of whether the multi-thousand psi pressure pulses that occurred in the BORAX-I and SPERT-I destructive power excursion could have been generated by thermal mechanisms in the geometries of unmolten reactor cores. These pressure pulses were "at least as high as 6,000 psi, and probably higher than 10,000 psi " in BORAX I, and "between 3,000 and 4,000 lb/in" in SPERT I. An experimental investigation was undertaken of pressure pulse generation by purely thermal means.
Date: July 31, 1963
Creator: Wright, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gas-Phase Radiolysis of Propane

Description: Abstract. the direct and inert-gas radiolysis, as well as the vacuum ultra-violet photolysis of CD3CH2CD3, CH3CD2CH3 and C3H2+C3D3 mixtures have been investigated in the presence of radical scavengers. The major conclusions are : (a) at atmospheric pressures, neutral propane decomposition contributes to the observed products although to a lesser extent than parent ion decompositions ; (b) a variation in pressure has a pronounced effect on the fragmentation of the parent ion ; (c) the hydrogen atoms in the ethyl ion are randomized in the direct as well as in the inert-gas sensitized radiolysis ; (d) rearrangement in the parent ion is of minor importance in the radiolysis ; (e) although the formation of propylene is related to the propyl ion, it is not necessarily produced by the neutralization of this ion.
Date: May 31, 1963
Creator: Ausloos, Pierre J.; Lias, Sharon G., 1935- & Sandoval, L. B., (Mrs.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Variable Contributors to Natural Background

Description: It was suggested that radon concentrations in air and potassium fertilizers on the ground contribute appreciably to natural background radiation levels. The effect on natural background gamma radiation from radon and its associated daughters in equilibrium and from potassium in fertilizers has been calculated and found to be negligible. Background radiation intensities have been assumed to be on the order of 10 [mu]rad/hr.
Date: March 31, 1958
Creator: O'Brien, Keran
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Startup Testing of the PM-2A Nuclear Power Plant

Description: Abstract: A detailed description of the PM-2A reactor, primary system and instrumentation is presented. A general description of the secondary system and plant arrangement at Camp Century, Greenland is included. The results of the startup physics, shielding, thermal and hydraulics and radiochemistry test are presented. the analysis performed on the shielding and thermal and hydraulic tests is included. The shielding problem at startup and the shielding modification made to the plant are described along with the radiation measurements made in these areas.
Date: March 31, 1962
Creator: McCool, W. J.; Ryan, R. M.; Richards, W. M. S.; Bradley, P. L.; Stephenson, L. D. & Cox, J. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fast Neutron Flux Measurements and Analysis in SM-1 and PM-2A Core and Vessel Mockups

Description: Abstract: This technical report contains a summary of experimental and analytical work performed on cold clean SM-1 Core II with special components and PM-2A Core I each with thermal shield and vessel mockups. The purpose of this work was to define the neutron intensity and spectra to which the pressure vessels are subjected in order to assess the effect of irradiation on the vessel lifetimes. The radial distributions of the energy dependent neutron flux per unit power in the core and vessel mockups are presented. The uncertainties associated with the measurements are also given. In addition to graphical and tabular presentations of the test results, discussions are provided on the experimental techniques and theory. A review of the analytical models is provided in addition to the calculational results. A special analytical study of the the PM-2A Core I power distribution and absolute power level determination is given. A comparison of the experimental and analytical results is made and conclusions and recommendations presented.
Date: March 31, 1962
Creator: Sontheimer, K. C.; Kemp, S. N.; Lois, L.; Clancy, E. F. & McCool, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Superheat Project. Internal Steam Separation Development of Radial Vane Steam Separators

Description: This technical report describes the development, design, operation, and performance of a full-circle, radial-vane steam separator for the boiling water section of a nuclear superheat reactor. Steam-water tests of this model have demonstrated that is has vane capacity in excess of that required for the 300-Mx(e) separate superheat reactor and for the 300-Mw mixed spectrum superheat reactor. It is proposed that the vane capacity requirement of the 600 Mw(e) separate superheat reactor may be attained by increasing the nozzle length.
Date: May 31, 1963
Creator: Moen, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Strength Properties of Joint Designs for Joining Tubes to Tube Sheets

Description: This report describes the results of a study to determine the mechanical properties of joining stainless steel tubes to stainless steel tube sheets and evaluating the joint types made by various combinations of rolling and welding.
Date: July 31, 1953
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Technical Studies Report: Project Wagon Wheel

Description: The following document is a compilation of technical reports concerning the technical aspects of the Wagon Wheel Project studies, studies that analyze underground nuclear explosions.
Date: December 31, 1971
Creator: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
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Progress Report for the Month of December, 1947 : Contract No. W-38-094-eng-27

Description: This report for December, 1947 describes progress in ore dressing and pyrometallurgical studies, chemical work on phosphates, and analytical work.
Date: December 31, 1947
Creator: Center, E. J.; Pray, H. A.; Richardson, A. C. & Sullivan, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report for the Month of March, 1947 : Contract No. W-38-094-eng-27

Description: This report for March, 1947 describes progress regarding chemical and spectrographic analysis, chemical work, physical methods of analysis, and ore dressing and pyrometallurgical studies,
Date: March 31, 1947
Creator: Center, E. J.; Nelson, H. R.; Pray, H. A.; Richardson, A. C. & Sullivan, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report for the Month of January, 1947 : Contract No. W-38-094-Eng-27

Description: This report for January, 1947 discusses progress regarding ore dressing studies, pyrometallurgical work, chemical work, chemical and spectrographic analysis, and physical methods of analysis.
Date: January 31, 1947
Creator: Center, E. J.; Nelson, H. R.; Pray, H. A. & Richardson, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Magnetic Pumps for Corrosive Gases and Liquids

Description: Abstract: "A magnetically operated pump has been constructed and used successfully to pump a mixture of uranium hexafluoride and hydrogen fluoride gases at pressures up to 175 psia. and temperatures up to 100 C."
Date: October 31, 1951
Creator: Rosen, F. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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