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Memorandum Listing the Areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico that are Geologically Favorable for Developing Large Reserves of Vanadium Ore by Prospecting

Description: Introduction: Vanadium ore is being mined at many places in western Colorado, southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, and northwestern New Mexico (fig. 1). Eight mills in this region produced about 4,300,000 pounds of V2 05 in 1942, representing about 90 percent of the vanadium obtained from domestic sources. Although ore production has mostly exceeded mill capacity since 1937, production during the last half of 1942 averaged only about 19,000 tons or ore a month, whereas the capacity of these… more
Date: April 10, 1943
Creator: Fischer, R. P.
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Report on Reserves and Production Situation of Vanadiferous and Related Ores in Colorado Plateau Region

Description: From introduction: The general distribution of known deposits of vanadium-bearing sandstone, which also contain some uranium and radium, is shown in figure 1 1/ and Exhibit A, plate 53. 2/ During 1939-41 the Geological Survey made detailed geological studies of these deposits in the Uravan district, Montrose County, Colorado, as well as preliminary examinations in other parts of the Colorado Plateau vanadium region. In 1942 detailed geological studies were made o the deposits in the Egnar-Slick… more
Date: October 10, 1943
Creator: Fischer, Richard P. & Stokes, William Lee
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Uranium Hydride, a Review to January 1, 1944

Description: Abstract. A review of all work on uranium hydride published in the CC, CT, CN and CE reports to January 1, 1944, is presented. Some additional information not yet published has been included, so this report includes all data known from the above sources and at Ames to the above date. This report supersedes all previous report on uranium hydride coming out of the Ames laboratory.
Date: February 10, 1944
Creator: Newton, A. S.; Warf, J. C.; Johnson, O. & Nottorf, R.
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Healing of Fast-Neutron-Induced Changes in Graphite. II. The Effect of Heating During Exposure, Interim Report on Problem 323 MLC 2301

Description: Technical report. The effect of temperature during pile exposure on the fast-neutron-induced change in properties of graphite was studied. Temperatures up to 125 degrees C have no effect upon the rate of increase of elastic modulus; pieces exposed at 300 degrees C on the other hand show no change at all in elastic modulus. The increase in electrical resistance s an inverse function of the temperature of exposure at all temperatures in the range 60 to 300 degrees C.
Date: July 10, 1944
Creator: Neubert, Thomas A.; Novick, A.; Schenck, R. & Shapiro, E.
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Analysis of Iron in Thorium, Beryllium, and Cerium

Description: Introduction. the colorimetric determination of iron based on the formation of the colored ferrous-1,10-phenanthroline complex has been used successfully by a number of investigators. In this technical report, its adaptation to the routine determination of iron in cerium, thorium, and beryllium metals and their compounds is described.
Date: September 10, 1945
Creator: Ericson, R. P & Fornefeld, E. J.
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Recovery of D2O and UO2F2 by Distillation

Description: Technical report describing the purification and separation by distillation of UO2F2 from D2O. In the experiment which is discussed 2,129.6 lbs of UO2F2 were dissolved in 6,605 lbs of D2O. The average isotopic purity of the D2O decreased during the distillation from 99.77% to 99.73%. The dissolved impurities were less than those present originally in the heavy water.
Date: October 10, 1945
Creator: Fischer, R. & Wattenberg, Albert, 1917-
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Radiocarbon from Pile Graphite; Chemical Methods for its Concentration

Description: Abstract. Samples of pile graphite, irradiated in a test-hole at Hanford for 15 months, have been assayed for radioactive C14, yielding 0.38 ± 0.04 microcuries per gram. At this level of activity, the pile graphite contains very valuable amounts of C14. The relation between the above assay and the probable average assay of pile graphite is discussed, and it is concluded that the latter is almost certainly above 0.3 uc/ gram. Controlled oxidation of this graphite, either with oxygen at ~ 750°C,… more
Date: October 10, 1946
Creator: Arnold, James R. & Libby, Willard F.
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Reclamation of Contaminated Kinney and Diffusion Pump Oils and Removal of Uranium Therefrom

Description: Abstract: Test distillations were made with Kinney and diffusion pump oils under vacuum in order to determine accurately the temperature range over which satisfactory distillate may be collected. Also recommendations are made as to the most advisable type of heating equipment necessary to produce the required heat and maintain the desired temperature. In addition, several important refinements in the distillation equipment were checked for operational characteristics and for their efficiency in… more
Date: March 10, 1947
Creator: Lee, J. E. Jr.; Aikin, L. M. & Susano, C. D.
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Effects of Pile Radiation on Be Metal

Description: The following report examines a set of beryllium metal rods through pile radiation, taking measurements, and analyzing differences between irradiated and radiated rod samples.
Date: June 10, 1947
Creator: Siegel, Sidney
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Research Progress Meeting June 10, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 10, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) 184-inch cyclotron (J. Vale); (2) Slow neutrons in the shielding of the 184-inch cyclotron (W. Benson); and (3) Fission of thorium with alpha particles (A. Newton).
Date: June 10, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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Preparation of Ductile Zirconium: Progress Report for September 1949

Description: Abstract: A report was submitted describing the apparatus which is proposed for further dissociation experiments and approval for necessary construction was requested. While awaiting approval, detailed designs were completed and some experimental work necessary for this design was carried out. The casting equipment was modified in accordance with experimental work for casting of zirconium. The apparatus was tested and it was found possible to form and withdraw and ingot of zirconium.
Date: October 10, 1949
Creator: DiPietro, W. O.; Findlay, G. R. & Stauffer, R. A.
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Production of Pi-Mesons in Lead by High Energy Proton Bombardment

Description: Our knowledge of the properties of mesons and their interactions with nuclei has come from two sources. Studies of cosmic ray phenomena provided the earliest information. The discovery that mesons may be produced artificially by bombardment of nuclei with radiations from high energy accelerators has, on the other hand, made it feasible to undertake a wide variety of investigations under more controlled conditions than is possible in cosmic ray experiments. In such experiments mesons have bee… more
Date: January 10, 1950
Creator: Weissbluth, Mitchel
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Preparation of Ductile Zirconium: Progress Report for January 1950

Description: Abstract: A new feeder chute on the continuous casting apparatus, and the use of outgassed zirconium chips resulted in a stable arc and quiet pool. Ingots up to 9 1/2 inches in length were made, and some correlation between tension on the ingot and the "necking" effect was determined. Conversions of zirconium iodide to zirconium in the arc dissociation apparatus ran from 41 to 48.2 percent with a maximum of 474 grams of metal produced in 4 hours.
Date: February 10, 1950
Creator: DiPietro, W. O.; Findlay, G. R. & Moore, J. H.
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Preparation of Ductile Zirconium: Progress Report for February 1950

Description: Abstract: A tungsten tipped electrode has been used in the continuous casting arc furnace for a 25 minute period during which a 12 inch length of ingot was made. Thermocouple junctions within the mold wall have been improved to give mold zone temperature. A total of 10 iodide dissociation runs have been conducted using feed rates of .62-22.7 lbs ZrI₄ per hour with attendant conversion efficiencies of 97.7-16.4% and zirconium yields of 255-41.2 grams per hour. A curve expressing these data for a… more
Date: March 10, 1950
Creator: DiPietro, W. O.; Findlay, G. R. & Moore, J. H.
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Uranium Hydride : A Survey

Description: The following report discusses the results of a survey that was initiated to ascertain the availability of uranium hydride in tonnage quantities.
Date: April 10, 1950
Creator: Kitzes, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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