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Doppler and related measurements in a soft fast-reactor spectrum

Description: This report deals with a group of both theoretical and experimental investigations which have been carried out, utilizing Core 15, one in a series of critical assemblies that have been constructed at Atomics International's Epithermal Critical Experiments Laboratory (ECEL).
Date: March 24, 1969
Creator: Springer, T. H.; Tuttle, R. J.; Otter, J. M. & Pachall, R. K.
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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.
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A Program of Two-Phase Flow Investigation Quarterly Report: First Quarterly Report, March-June, 1963

Description: Task A: Modification and Preparation of Experimental Facility. Facility engineering and layout is about seventy-five percent complete. Task B: Design and Construction of Test Sections. The major dimensions and characteristics of the metal and glass test sections have been calculated. One feasibility test of the electrically conducting coating on samples of glass tubing has been completed. Task C: Design and Construction of Test Stand, Task E: Pressure and Temperature Instrumentation for Test Section and Task F: Power Supply for Test Section. Preliminary engineering has been initiated on these tasks. The planned approach has been defined in each case. For Task E the transducer specifications have been defined and quotations on and/or sample units of the transducers have been requested. Tasks C and F can proceed with detailing as soon as drafting on Task B is about 50 percent complete. This point is scheduled to be reached during the first part of July. Task D: Void Fraction Instrumentation. The requirements for the x-ray instrumentation have been considered in the course of Task B and the x-ray power supply is presently on hand. The detailed engineering effort on this task is not scheduled to begin before July.
Date: June 24, 1963
Creator: Staub, F. W. & Zuber, N.
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High Pressure Research at Low Temperatures

Description: Two principle reasons exist for the extension of high pressure research to temperatures near absolute zero. First, the comparison of certain data with theory (such as the pressure-volume relationship) is more meaningful if the effects of thermal vibrations can be ignored. Second, there are phenomena which can be studied only at low temperatures. These include superconductivity, the properties of solid helium and other inert gases, some electronic phenomena, etc.
Date: February 24, 1963
Creator: Swenson, C. A.
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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.
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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.
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Engineering Test Reactor Critical Facility Hazards Summary Report, Supplement I

Description: Report that "is a supplement to IDO-16332, "The Engineering Test Reactor Critical Facility Hazards Summary Report", presenting information on the conduct in the Facility of certain experiments which are expected to be operated in the Engineering Test Reactor" (p. 3).
Date: January 24, 1958
Creator: deBoisblanc, D. R.; Burdick, Earl E. & DeBoer, T. K.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Further Studies of Amines as Extractants for Uranium from Acid Sulfate Solutions

Description: Abstract: "Since the first report on the use of amines as uranium extractants (ORNL-1734) over eighty additional organo-nitrogen compounds have been examined for their ability to extract uranium from aqueous solutions, particularly sulfate solutions, of the types usually encountered in uranium ore processing. As before, the more promising of these (as well as other compounds previously reported) have been examined further with respect to other characteristics essential to practical application, i.e., reagent loss to the aqueous phase, compatibility with practicable diluents, influence of commonly present anions, reagent stability, sufficient selectivity for uranium, adequate phase separation properties, compatibility with practicable stripping methods, etc. The potential cost and availability of the reagents tested, i.e., certain secondary and tertiary amines, have shown even greater promise as practicable extraction agents than many of the promising compounds previously tested. In addition to the work with sulfate liquors, cursory studies have been made of uranium extraction from fluoride and sulfate-fluoride solutions. Extractions of other metals from sulfate liquors, i.e., titanium and thorium, have been briefly examined."
Date: June 24, 1955
Creator: Moore, J. G.; Brown, K. B. & Coleman, C. F.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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UF₆ Detector

Description: Abstract: "A simple detector for determining the presence of UF6 in a stream of HF, UF4, and dissociated NH3 is described. The basic detection element is a sensitized piece of carbon rod. The unit has proved satisfactory on production equipment."
Date: November 24, 1954
Creator: Shaw, W. E. & Dearwater, J. R.
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