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Abrasive Cutting of Irradiated Uranium

Description: The preparation of radioactive metallurgical specimens for microscopic examination is one of the responsibilities of the Radiometallurgy Sub-Unit. An abrasive cut-off machine development program, based upon a previous experimental model, was undertaken to provide a method for sectioning of irradiated materials without undue personnel exposure or spread of contamination and finally to provide data for the design of an abrasive cutting unit for use in the work cells in the Radiometallurgy Building. A horizontal-feed type set-off machine, powered by a 7 1/2 hp motor with V-belt drive, has been developed for the submerged sectioning of irradiated uranium and is currently being used successfully to obtain samples for metallurgical, chemical and physical investigations without excessive personnel exposure or spread of radioactive contaminates.
Date: September 17, 1953
Creator: Boyd, Carl L.
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Analysis of Bulk Shielding Facility Neutron Dosimeter Data

Description: Technical report calculating "effective removal cross sections" for Pb, Fe and O from measurements of fast neutron does in the water surrounding the BSF reactor. The values for Pb and Fe agree quite well with those previously determined from Lid tank data, whereas that for O is somewhat lower. [From Abstract]
Date: July 17, 1952
Creator: Podgor, S.
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Analytical studies of the estimation of beryllium oxide in beryllium metal

Description: From abstract: The estimation of beryllium oxide in beryllium metal depending on the differential solubilities of the two material in dilute hydrochloric acid is presented. The results compare favorably with the present beryllium chloride volatilization procedure. Alternate methods are described, and the limitations and possible errors are discussed.
Date: April 17, 1951
Creator: Rynasiewicz, Joseph
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Capture of Fast Neutrons by Pb208

Description: From abstract: "Comparison of the activity produced by fast neutrons on lead with other activations corroborates the assignment of the 3.2 hr. activity as Pb209, and the assignment of the reaction as capture of fast neutrons. Two different measurements show that the neutrons captured have energies greater than 100 KEV. This average capture cross section for primary neutrons from 7.5 MEV deuterons on a thick target of beryllium is measured as 10[^]-27 ca[^]2."
Date: April 17, 1944
Creator: Levinger, Joseph S., 1921-; Compton, A. H.; Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965; Watson, W. W. & Snell, A. H.
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A Cement Base for the Hot Filament Mass Spectrometer Source

Description: The following document is meant to inform the reader on the makings of a cement base for the hot filament mass spectrometer source as part of a publication in the review of scientific instruments, "Laboratory and Shop Notes".
Date: January 17, 1952
Creator: Hand, John E.
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Coulometric Titration Plutonium

Description: Abstract:"A method is described for the electroreduction of plutonium to the +3 valence state in a nitric acid-sulfamic acid solution. Exploratory experiments in the search for a coulometric titration of Pu(III) using electrolytically generated ceric ion are also described. The results strongly indicate that a convenient procedure can be devised. Suggestions for future work are presented."
Date: February 17, 1953
Creator: Dreeben, A. B.
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Development and Properties of Uranium Monocarbide Cermets : Final Report

Description: Abstract: "Uranium monocarbide-Zircaloy II alloy cermets were developed and tested for chemical and physical properties. It was determined that pure uranium monocarbide can be prepared by vacuum are melting techniques. Following melting, the combination, hot pressing, and corrosion behavior of dense monocarbide has been studied. The preparation of uranium monocarbide-Zircaloy II cermet bodies was investigated by means of hot pressing, cold pressing and sintering, warm pressing, extrusion, and hot rolling. The corrosion resistance of the cermets was related to such variables as composition, preparation technique, and powder size. 01 per cent uranium monocarbide, 70 per cent zircaloy II cermets withstood corrosion tests in 680 F water. Cermets having above 30 weight per cent uranium monocarbide were not corrosion resistant."
Date: September 17, 1956
Creator: McGee, S. W. & Sump, C. H.
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Dual Channel Pulse Analyser and Count-Rate Meter for Gamma Spectrometer Monitor

Description: Describes the current prototype model of a linear amplifier, two-channel pulse-height analyser, two-channel count-rate meter, and count-rate difference detector for a gamma-ray spectrometer monitor developed to approach the above design criteria.
Date: June 17, 1954
Creator: Paul, R. S. & Wood, M. R.
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Earth Vibrations from a Nuclear Explosion in a Salt Dome

Description: The following report presents data from the SALMON experiment, an experiment made to study the mechanics of a tamped nuclear detonation in a salt dome in terms of generated shock waves as they are propagated out of the dome and progressively through the crust and mantle of the earth. This experiment was made in the Tatum salt dome, Mississippi, October 22, 1964.
Date: March 17, 1967
Creator: Mickey, W. V.; Lowrie, L. M. & Shugart, T. R.
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The Effect of Gases on the Wetting of Steels by Liquid Bismuth

Description: The effect of air, nitrogen, helium, argon, and a mixture of twenty volume percent of hydrogen in argon on the wetting of a stainless steel (Type 446), a two percent chromium-one half percent molybdenum type steel, and a plain carbon type steel by liquid bismuth was investigated
Date: January 17, 1951
Creator: Heckman, R. A.
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The Effect of Temperature on the Distribution of Nitric Acid Between Dibutyl Carbitol and Aqueous Solutions of Copper Nitrate

Description: This report follows a test made to determine the effect of temperature on the distribution of nitric acid between "carbitol" and gunk, extracting a number of samples of aqueous copper nitrate with samples of "carbitol" of various acidities. The data obtained is covered in Table 1.
Date: January 17, 1946
Creator: Shacklett, C. D. & Wilcox, W. J., Jr.
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Effects of Total Body Z Irradiation of Rats. Part I, Lethal Action of Single, Paired, and Periodic Doses

Description: Abstract: Exposure of Sprague Dawley white rats to single doses of 900 kvp X radiation demonstrated a medium lethal dose of 600 r which was not markedly dependent upon sex, weight, or, in the case of females, stage of the estrous cycle at the time of irradiation. Deaths within 30 days were most frequent between the fourth and eighth, and between the tenth and fifteenth post- irradiation days, indicating the existence of at least two processes leading to death in the "acute" period.
Date: June 17, 1947
Creator: Hagen, Charles W., Jr. & Simmons, Eric L.
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Further Critical Experiments on a Small Reactor of Enriched U-235 with Al-H₂O Moderator and Beryllium Reflector

Description: From introduction: "The purpose of the present report is to describe briefly certain improvements that have been made in the experimental facilities and to present the results of further measurements on critical masses and spatial neutron flax distributions in Be reflected reactors having square and thin slab geometries."
Date: August 17, 1948
Creator: Martin, A. B. & Mann, M. M.
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Hydrogen Peroxide Analysis and Decomposition in Chromate Solutions

Description: Abstract: "A novel procedure employing ion exchange resins was developed to separate chromate ions from hydrogen peroxide, permitting, permitting the subsequent analysis of peroxide to determine its decomposition in sodium chromate solutions. At high pH's, peroxide was absorbed anionically on the ion exchange resins along with chromate. By selecting a resin which would be effective at nearly neutral conditions, chromate was satisfactorily separated from peroxide. It was found that the rate of peroxide decomposition in slightly alkaline sodium chromate solutions was dependent on temperature, pH, aeration, and chromate concentration. No significant effect on decomposition was caused by visible light."
Date: March 17, 1952
Creator: Rynasiewicz, Joseph & Ryan, J. W.
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Interim Report on Corrosion by Zirconium-Base Fluorides

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing studies conducted on corrosion by fluorides. Equipment, procedures, results, and analysis is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 17, 1961
Creator: Adamson, G. M.; Crouse, R. S. & Manly, W. D.
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Internal Conversion Coefficients of the 2+-0+, E2 Transitions in Even-Even Sm152[over]90 and Gd152[over]88

Description: From abstract: "To investigate the deviation of the internal conversion coefficients of E2 transitions from theoretical computations and their dependence on nuclear deformation, the total internal conversion coefficient of the 121.8-kev 2+-0+ transition in ellipsoidal Sm152[over]90 was measured to be 1.135 ± 0.010 with a high accuracy coincidence-sum method. The K-shell to total internal conversion ratio was determined to be 0.588 ± 0.003 with a [beta] spectrometer...The experiment revealed no deviation from theory nor indications of strong dependence on nuclear deformation; it therefore did not confirm recent beliefs in this regard. The details of the coincidence-sum method were described. The K electron to total electron capture ratio, from Eu152 to the 1.53 Mev state in Sm152 was also measured to be 0.79±0.02."
Date: July 17, 1961
Creator: Lu, D. C. & Schupp, G.
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Loop-Type Liquid-Gas Separator

Description: The following report is a study of the separating qualities of a loop-type separator that can obtain separation with a smaller pressure drop.
Date: November 17, 1951
Creator: Barlow, J. W.; Jones, F. H. & Reuther, R. H.
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Materials Testing Reactor Project : Addendum to Reactor Building Report, Design Report No. 26A

Description: "Changes, corrections and additions to the original report are included in this addendum. These are brought about by further development of the design by Blaw-Knox, ANL and ORNL. The changes are listed in accordance with the main headings, pages and paragraphs to which they apply."
Date: November 17, 1949
Creator: Link, L. E. & Guzik, R. F.
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The Mathematical Development of the End-Point Method

Description: Detailed study of the mathematically developed end-point method and its application to the Milne kernel.
Date: June 17, 1948
Creator: Frankel, S. & Goldberg, S.
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