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Progress letter No. 11 for January 1, 1960 through January 31, 1960

Description: A stainless steel autoclave for superheated water corrosion test was installed and "conditioned". Tests were begun to investigate the feasibility of densifying slip cast stainless steel by means of liquid phase sintering. Attempts to prepare tubular fuel elements by vacuum forming were resumed. Although thick-walled vacuum formed casting have been sintered on the aluminum mandrels without cracking, this has not yet been accomplished with the think sections of interest.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Baron, Edeard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Attempts to Delineate Inborn Anemias in Mice. Progress Report and Fifth Renewal Proposal, Report Period: January 10, 1959-January 31, 1960. Renewal Period: May 1, 1960-April 30, 1961

Description: During the past year, three papers covering results of a major series of experiments on intergenotype of blood-forming tissue have appeared, demonstrating successful implantation of isologues normal cells in anemic hosts, permanently correcting their genetic defect in hematopoiesis, both with and without irradiation of the host. Heavy host irradiation was shown ineffective as preparations for implantation of homologous cells of widely different antigenic types.
Date: February 16, 1960
Creator: Russell, Elizabeth Shull, 1913-2001
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Refinements of the Theory of the Infinitely-Long, Self-Acting, Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing. Interim Report

Description: The lubrication equations for an arbitrary Newtonian fluid are derived directly from the general equations for conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. From the lubrication equations an inequality is obtained for the internal film temperature rise, after which the isothermal film equations are derived. Then, for perfectly-aligned self-acting journal bearings, a conservation equation is obtained. For gas bearings this condition gives: [formula] constant along the axis of the bearing. Applicat… more
Date: January 1960
Creator: Elrod, Harold G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The SNAP II Power Conversion System. Topical Report No. 3. Dynamic Analysis

Description: SNAP II is the designation for a nuclear auxiliary power unit, designed primarily for utilization in the WS117L satellite vehicle. The SNAP II system consists of a reactor heat source, a mercury Rankine engine, and an alternator. Dynamic analysis of the power conversion system was conducted utilizing a comprehensive analog computer simulation. Feasibility of a parasitic load control for numerous system disturbances was demonstrated. This analysis was performed under a subcontract to to Atomics … more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Deibel, David L.; Mrava, Gene L. & Seldner, Kurt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The SNAP II Power Conversion System. Topical Report No. 4. Turbine Design and Testing

Description: SNAP II is the designation for a 3 KW nuclear auxiliary power unit to be used in a satellite vehicle. The SNAP II system consists of a reactor heat source, a mercury Rankine engine and an alternator. A two stage, full admission, axial flow turbine was chose for the APU application. Design details and test results are presented in this report. This work was performed under a subcontract to to Atomics International as part of the Atomic Energy Commission Contract No. AT(11-1)-GEN-8.
Date: January 18, 1960
Creator: Poulos, Earnest N. & Forman, Edward R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Influence of Point Defects on the Mechanical Properties of Lithium Fluoride : First Technical Report

Description: Lithium fluoride crystals were quenched into silicone oil from near the melting point. The return to an equilibrium structure during annealing was observed by means of mechanical tests and etching techniques. Crystals containing three levels of impurity, zone refined, commercially pure, and doped with 0.05 mole per cent magnesium, were used in order to separate the effects of foreign ions from those of thermal vacancies. The changes of mechanical properties produced by quenching and by subseque… more
Date: January 1960
Creator: Nadeau, J. & Washburn, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Upper Atmosphere Monitoring Program : Progress Report No. 8 for May 1, 1959 through July 31, 1959

Description: The overall scope of the program encompasses both research into the physical parameters involved in the collection of airborne radioactive particles and the development, fabrication and calibration of balloon-borne sampling equipment to enable the precise determination of stratospheric particle concentration and particle size distribution.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Baumstark, J.; Jones, S.; Stern, S.; Torgeson, L. & Zeller, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report for Period Covering January 15, 1960 - February 15, 1960

Description: Thorium Procedure: As was mentioned in the last report, ammonium nitrate was substituted for ferric nitrate as a salting agent. Also, the acidity of the nitrate solution was reduced from 3.0 molar to 0.5 molar. the revised thorium procedure is described in the report. Radium Procedure: Work has ben initiated on the procedure of Petrow, Nietzel and DeSesa (Winchester Procedure) to determine if the procedure is suitable for very low level concentrations of radium.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Petrow, Henry G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Low Energy Nuclear Physics : Second Annual Report for the Period February 1, 1959 to January 31, 1960

Description: The general expression for the angular correlation between radiations produced in successive cascade transitions is derived by use of Racah algebra. The result is then specialized to the beta - gamma correlation and applied to two cases in which additional properties of the photon are specified, the circular polarization and the plane polarization. The prospect of testing time reversal and determining nuclear matrix element ratios by beta - gamma correlation measurements is explored using the n… more
Date: January 23, 1960
Creator: Jastram, Philip S. (Philip Sheldon), 1920-1992
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Research on Krypton 85 : Seventh Monthly Progress Report Covering December 1, 1959 to December 31, 1959

Description: Work during this report period includes a continuation of the study of the effect of krypton 85 on the polymerization of styrene; an attempt at evaluation of the polymers produced; and the effect of krypton radiation on the electrical properties of gases, such as the rare gases, and nitrogen, and oxygen. the results obtained are summarized in the report.
Date: January 21, 1960
Creator: Miller, H. S.; Marancik, W. G. & Zufall, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Studies of Reactor Containment : Monthly Technical Progress Report No. 32

Description: The report covers work performed during the period December 1, 1959 through December 31, 1959. The general objectives of the program of "Studies of Reactor Containment" are to accomplish theoretical and experimental investigations of the loads to which external containment structures for nuclear reactors are subjected in the vent of a violent incident at the reactor core, the evaluation of methods of reducing that loading, and the study of the response of and design criteria for external contai… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Zaker, T. A. (Thomas Allen)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Research and Investigation Leading to Methods of Generating and Detecting Radiation in the 100 to 1000 Micron Wavelength Range of the Spectrum. Quarterly Progress Report No. 15 for 1 September to 1 December 1959

Description: Purpose of this research is twofold:: (1) to uncover new principles or techniques from which a CW source of electromagnetic radiation for the low millimeter and submillimeter wavelength range can be developed; and (2) to develop suitable detectors, components, and measuring techniques for evaluating and using the radiation as a diagnostic tool for plasma physics
Date: January 1, 1960
Creator: Coleman, P. D.; Baird, J. R.; Enderby, C.; Hakki, B;; Kenyon, R. J.; Stafford, J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Aerodynamic Raindrop Sorter. Technical Progress Report No. 1.

Description: A pilot model of an Aerodynamic Raindrop Sorter was constructed along the lines suggested by mathematical analysis. The function of the analyzer is to sort natural rain according to drop size and to collect the sorted drops for further analysis. The pilot model, a small wind tunnel inclined at 45 deg to the horizontal, demonstrated the feasibility of aerodynamic rain drop sorting over a wide range of drop sizes. (auth)
Date: January 1960
Creator: Dingle, A. Nelson & Brock, Fred V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Applications for Lanthanon Oxides and Other Compounds in the Ceramic Industry

Description: Separation processes for production of pure rare earth oxides in useful quantities are discussed. A review of applications of these oxides in the ceramic industry in production of glasses, glazes, porcelain enamels, refractories, abrasives, electronic ceramics, and nuclear ceramics is also presented. 46 references.
Date: January 28, 1960
Creator: Ploetz, G. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 5 [for] January 1, 1958 -- March 31, 1958

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fifth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) Optical studies of titanates; (4) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (5) Capacitor design.
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 4 [for] August 19, 1957 -- December 31, 1957

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fourth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) discussion of ceramic density measurements; (4) Optical studies of titanates; (5) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (6) Ca… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Operation Pre-Gnome: Seismic Data from Natural Phenomena and High-Explosive Tests Near Carlsbad, New Mexico

Description: Formulas derived from earlier work satisfactorily predicted low frequency ground effects resulting from the Pre-Gnome explosions, but they not predict high accelerations associated with high frequency ground waves. The Pre-Gnome experiments taken since indicated that accelerations and ground amplitudes are proportional to the explosive charge, but physical conditions limit extrapolation on this basis to relatively low yields. Predicted accelerations resulting from the 10 kt Gnome explosion in p… more
Date: January 12, 1960
Creator: Carder, Dean S.; Murphy, L. M.; Cloud, W. K. & Pearce, T. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioactive Drug Research, Final Summary Report, July 1949 to October 1959

Description: Applications of radioisotopes in the preparation of labeled drugs are reviewed. Among the applications described are the preparation of carbon-14- labeled cardiac glycosides, and the biosyinthesis of carbon-14-labeled digitoxin, morphine, colchicine, atropine, podophyllotoxin, and nicotine. The fate and metabolism of many of these drugs were traced. Radiochemical procedures were developed for the synthesis of pure compounds of pharmacological interest labeled with carbon-14, sulfur-35, and trit… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Geiling, E. M. K. (Eugene Maximilian Karl), 1891-1971 & Roth, Lloyd J. (Lloyd Joseph), 1911-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report on the Surface Chemistry of Thoria : February 1, 1959 to January 31, 1960

Description: The following progress report briefly covers research completed or in progress on (1) Catalytic combination of hydrogen and oxygen in thoria slurries, and (2) Adsorption of molybdenum trioxide and sodium sulfate on thoria as determined by infrared spectroscopy.
Date: 1960
Creator: Wadsworth, Milton E. & Bradford, Harold R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Progress Report for Period Covering December 17, 1969 - January 15, 1960

Description: As reported in the previous Progress Report (December 16, 1959) a stock solution of Th 230 was prepared from pitchblende. Pulse height analysis of this solution indicated the presence of only Th 230 (93%), Th 227 (5%), Th 232 (1%), and Th 228 (1%). This solution was used to make up synthetic thorium solution of various concentration. These synthetic solutions were analyzed to establish a chemical yield for the procedure. Neither the precision nor the chemical yield of the procedure were conside… more
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Petrow, Henry G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Synthesis of Semi-Conductor Materials by Radiation Included in Reactions

Description: "Progress is reported on: design of a continuous flow system for the irradiation of silane using a Cos5 source; pile irradiation of silane samples at elevated temperatures; investigation of materials other than silane, including nonsilicon compounds as well as those containing the silyl group; modification of the existing vacuum system for handling larger quantities of silane as well as increasing the accuracy of the pressure measurements; and use of an electric discharge for the decomposition … more
Date: 1960
Creator: Goldman, Richard & Held, Kelman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radium and Mesothorium Poisoning and Dosimetry and Instrumentation Techniques in Applied Radioactivity

Description: "The study of the toxicity of Ra and MsTh(Ra/sup 228/) in humans was continued. Several Thorotrast cases were also examined. Physical and clinical studies were made on 151 persons. In all cases possible gamma ray measurements were made of Ra and MsTh decay products retained in the body, alpha -ray measurements of Rn and Rn/sup 220/ in breath, a complete medical history was taken, a complete x-ray examination was made of the skeleton, and urinalysis, hematological, and blood chemistry studies we… more
Date: May 1960
Creator: Evans, Robley D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Annual Progress Report of Methods to Increase Burnout Heat Transfer

Description: "Acoustic energy generated by mechanical or electrical signals and its effect on pool boiling of isopropanol were studied. Daring the course of the investigation, a method was devised to determine the amount of heat-transfer surface wetted by the boiling isopropanol. Plots of heat flux versus temperature difference for each frequency showed that the acoustic energy did not significantly affect the heat flux at burnout, but slightly increased the critical temperature difference. No general effec… more
Date: September 30, 1960
Creator: Markels, Michael; Durfee, Robert L. & Richardson, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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