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Uranium Concentration Meter

Description: From abstract; "Two basic instruments were developed for determining the concentration of uranium in solutions. Both instruments detect the gamma activity present in a sample solution, and interpret this analysis into direct presentation as parts per million."
Date: September 24, 1956
Creator: Arnett, Orville
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Photoproduction of Mesons from Hydrogen

Description: In an effort to gain information on the nature of the photon-meson and photon-nucleon interaction, a study of the artificial production of mesons by photons has been made at the Berkeley synchrotron. The major effort of this research was concentrated on a measurement of the energy and angular distribution of u+-mesons produced when the photons strike a target of liquid hydrogen. Detection of the mesons is accomplished electronically by the technique of delayed coincidence.
Date: August 24, 1950
Creator: Bishop, Amasa Stone
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Initial Measurements on the Angular Distribution of Deuterium Plasma Produced by a Pulsed Spark Source

Description: Abstract: "The deuterium plasma which is ejected by a 6000-ampere pulsed current through a rail-type spark source has a yield in the forward direction which is a factor of 5 to 10 greater than that in the perpendicular direction. This effect is believed to be due to the magnetic propulsion of the plasma."
Date: March 24, 1955
Creator: Bostick, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Maintenance of Animals Containing Radioactive Materials

Description: Abstract: In the Biology Division, the maintenance of animals containing radioactive materials posed many problems. In addition to routine care of the animals, protection had to be provided for the personnel who worked with the contaminated animals. Frequent air changed in the room in which the animals were caged were necessary: farm workers were required to wear masks; animal cages were checked regularly for radiation; acid was used on the sawdust in the excrete pens; and a new, more efficient type of cage was designed. The most import feature of the new cage was that the support for the screen floor was outside the confines of the cage. Stainless steel was the preferred metal for case construction. Photographs and working drawings of cages for mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and goats, and several types of metabolism cases are included in this paper. Cage decontamination was accomplished with the aid of complexing agents such as citric acid or sodium tartrate. Under certain conditions, nitric acid was used.
Date: March 24, 1947
Creator: Britton, Paul; Lear, Patricia; Prosser, C. Ladd (Clifford Ladd), 1907-2002 & Tyree, Ella
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Stratigraphic Drilling in the Crooks Gap Area

Description: Discussing a drilling program planned to investigate the lithology and internal stratigraphy of the Wasatch formation and to determine the depth to the underlying surface of unconformity of the basal contact of the Wasatch formation.
Date: October 24, 1958
Creator: Bromley, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Relation of Flash Point to Vapor Pressure

Description: Report outlining the relation of the ASTM flash point of oil, a rough measure of the safety of storage and use when oil sparks, to other directly determinable physical properties. Summarizes the data on vapor pressures, boiling curves, and flash points of various hydrocarbon diluents.
Date: February 24, 1955
Creator: Burger, L. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Technical Data Book, Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio: Part 22

Description: The Technical Data Book compiles useful chemical and physical data of feed materials, chemicals, uranium intermediates and end products of the FMPC, Fernald, Ohio. The data presented encompass the process operations involved in the original integrated FMPC project, the uranium hexafluoride reduction plant and the throium plant.
Date: February 24, 1953
Creator: Catalytic Construction Company. Process Engineering Staff.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary Hazards Report on Enriched Fuel Element Loading for the BNL Research Reactor

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing a hazards report on replacing the research center's current fuel elements with new highly enriched elements. As stated in the introduction, "this report is a summary of the studies, both theoretical and experimental, which have been made so far of the nuclear properties of the "new" pile, of the stability of the new fuel elements, and of the safety and practicability of operation of the "new" pile" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1956
Creator: Corngold, N.; Kaplan, I.; Chernick, J.; Gurinsky, D. H. & Fowell, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Merchant Ship Reactor Final Safeguards Report, Volume 6: Environmental Analysis OF NS "Savannah" Operation at Camden

Description: "An analysis is presented of the accidental release of activity following the operation of the NS "Savannah" at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation docks in Camden, New Jersey. Although a number of accidents are considered, the report is primarily concerned with the environmental activity levels and subsequent exposures which would result from the "maximum credible accident" (p. v).
Date: January 24, 1961
Creator: Cottrell, W. B.; Parker, F. L.; Mann, L. A. & Schmidt, G. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Structural Target Damage Accompanying Sudden Loss of Vacuum

Description: Report discussing the possibility of structural damage which is most likely to lead to dangerous release of radioactive materials, as well as "the effect of sudden loss to vacuum in a device such as that described in "Engineering Analysis, Mark 2 (4-28-51)."
Date: August 24, 1951
Creator: Frankel, J. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Pulsed Neutron Application to Power Reactor Start-Up Procedures. Seventh and Eighth Quarterly Progress Report, October 1, 1963-March 31, 1964

Description: Activities in a program to develop techniques in the use of pulsed neutron sources to measure shutdown parameters related to large thermal power reactors are reported. In the course of this program, a new theory was suggested and an experimental apparatus was designed and built. Experiments were carried out to test the new model. This present report contains additional data and information extracted from the experiments at PG&E Humboldt Bay Power Reactor at Eureka, California. During the last days of 1963 a number of control rod and fuel bundle worth measurements were made in the ESADA Vallecitos Experimental Superheat Reactor (EVESR) using the (k[beta]/[script l] technique. A description of the experiments is given in the text of the report and some results are reported. A computer program was written to perform the data analysis of the pulsed neutron experiments and the code is discussed in the Appendix.
Date: April 24, 1964
Creator: Garelis, Edward & Meyer, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production of Large Energetic Neutral Deuteron Beams

Description: Introduction: A proposal for using an energetic neutral deuteron beam for injection into a mirror machine has been made by Eugene Lauer. This report describes an experimental attempt to produce a large neutral deuteron beam. The beam from the NTA ion source was passed through a target of hydrogen gas where the charge exchange mechanics produced a beam of energetic neutral deuterium atoms.
Date: January 24, 1956
Creator: Hester, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Report on Shock Tube Experiments

Description: Abstract: An investigation of ionization by shock waves in hydrogen has been initiated. The shock waves are produced in a 1-inch diameter glass pipe by a high-voltage spark at one end. Variables which will influence attainment of the maximum degree of ionization and ion temperature are described. Spectroscopic methods of measuring ion density and temperature are outlined, and improvements in the design of the shock tube are discussed.
Date: March 24, 1955
Creator: Huber, Elsa L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Thermal Type Flow Meter for Low Flow Rates of Anhydrous Hydrofluoric Acid

Description: Report discussing a thermal type flow meter which was adapted for metering anydrous hydrofluoric acid at low flow rates. Corrosive gases, which are not appropriate for handling in standard type rotameters or orifice meters, are also suitable for this thermal type flow meter.
Date: June 24, 1946
Creator: Johnsson, Karl Otto; Peed, W. F. & Clewett, G. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recovery of Uranium From Oil Distillation Residue

Description: Abstract: The complete development of an effective process for recovery of the uranium in the residues from distillation of used Kinney and diffusion pump oils or similar oils is described. After considerable study and experimentation with several methods, a successful procedure has been developed. The recommended procedure embodies solution of the residues in trichlorethylene followed by extraction with nitric acid. Recovery of uranium is better than 99 percent effective and the method may be applied directly to contaminated oils as well as to their distillation residues.
Date: February 24, 1947
Creator: Lee, J. E.; Aikin, L. M. & Susano, C. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Determination of Trace Amounts of Uranium by Neutron Activation Analysis

Description: Abstract: "The determination of trace concentrations of uranium in synthetic materials, ores, soils and water by neutron radioactivation analysis is described. The principles of the activation analysis method as applied to trace uranium determination, the processing of irradiated specimens, and some examples of the results obtained by this method of analysis are discussed in this paper."
Date: August 24, 1953
Creator: Mahlman, H. A. & Leddicotte, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uranium Deposits on Mesas I 1/2 and II 1/2, Lukachukai Mountains, Northeast Arizona

Description: Abstract: Mesas 1 1/2 and II 1/2 were investigated in October 1951, to determine the extent and degree of uranium mineralization in the Salt Wash sandstone. Carnotite-vanoxite-type minerals are sufficiently concentrated to recommend 14,600 feet of drilling.
Date: October 24, 1951
Creator: Masters, John A. & Blum, Richard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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