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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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Mathematics Panel Quarterly Progress Report for the Period Ending April 30, 1952

Description: Report discussing the progress of various research projects by members of the Mathematics Panel at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the quarter ending April 30, 1952.
Date: July 24, 1952
Creator: Householder, Alston S., (Alston Scott), 1904-1993 & Perry, C. L., (Clay Lamont), 1920-
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Resonance Scattering of Neutrons by Mn55

Description: Abstract: Although we are generally interested in nuclear resonance levels, our measurements on Mn55 (naturally occurring Mn is 100 percent Mn55) were undertaken in order to corroborate Goldhaber's discovery of an extremely large scattering by this element.
Date: March 24, 1947
Creator: Seidl, F. G. P.; Harris, S. P. & Langsdorf, Alexander S., (Alexander Suss), 1877-1973.
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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
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Lattice Cell Calculations I: Determination of X for a Uranium Slug

Description: A first iteration of the diffusion theory result is executed for the thermal flux distribution in a 7.5" graphite-uranium lattice cell using the integral equation formulation of transport theory.
Date: August 24, 1953
Creator: Stuart, G. W., Jr.
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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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Use of the Characteristics of Permalloy in Detecting a Predetermined Value of Magnetic Field or Current in a Time-Varying Electromagnet: 1/4 Scale Bevatron Operating Model, Magnetic Field Strength-Magnet Current Correspondence

Description: In programming the sequence of events in the operational cycle of the bevatron, certain devices must be triggered at specific values of magnetic field strength in the gap. It is desirable that the time-jitter, which corresponds to field jitter, of the tirggering pulses be small. In the synchrotron this is done with peaking strips which are located in the fringing field of the gap.
Date: March 24, 1949
Creator: Richardson, R. E.; Shuey, R. L.; Younkin, R. & Stephan, W. J.
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting June 24, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 24, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) Spectrographic analysis of alpha active materials (J. Conway); and (2) Range energy determinations (Dr. R.L. Thornton, Mr. Walter Stephan and Mr. Walter Aron).
Date: June 24, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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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
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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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Homogeneous Reactor Experiment Quarterly Progress Report [for] Period Ending August 31, 1950

Description: Technical report containing the detailed design of the equipment within the reactor shield, reviewed in 1950. Contains various summaries on engineering design and development, reactor physics, chemical studies, and corrosion.
Date: October 24, 1950
Creator: Winters, C. E.; Gall, W. R.; Graham, C. B.; Quarles, L. R.; Stein, J. M.; Clewett, G. H. et al.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Transistorized Trip Circuit for Critical Assemblies

Description: Abstract: A transistor trip circuit intended for critical assemblies and which provides maximum safety against human error or component failure is described.
Date: February 24, 1958
Creator: Wade, E. J. & Davidson, D. S.
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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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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.
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