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Accidental Radiation Excursion at the Y-12 Plant, June 16, 1958: Final Report

Description: This report describes the circumstances leading to the accident, attempts to reconstruct the nuclear reactivity conditions, and reviews the dosimetric means and results which were used to help determine the exposure of affected employees.
Date: September 12, 1958
Creator: Patton, F. S.; Bailey, J. C.; Callihan, A. D.; Googin, J. M.; Jasny, G. R.; McAlduff, H. J. et al.
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The Cold Pressing of Sinterable UO₂

Description: The intent of this work was to explore more fully the pressing of sinterable UO2 powders into cylindrical compacts in the hope that a more precise prediction of green density in terms of powder properties, pressure, and geometry could be evolved.
Date: March 27, 1961
Creator: Levey, R. P., Jr.
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A Continuous Water Monitor for Detecting PPM Quantities of Alkali Metals

Description: Abstract: "This report describes a flame photometric system which continuously monitors a process water stream for ppm quantities of alkali metals, and automatically diverts the stream when the contamination exceeds a pre-determined level."
Date: June 20, 1955
Creator: Been, Julian F.
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Cubic Spline, a Curve Fitting Routine

Description: A method of mathematically fitting a curve through a given ordered set of points has been developed and programmed in fortran computer language.
Date: 1963
Creator: Fowler, A. H.
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The Design and Performance of Levitation Melting Coils

Description: The purpose of this study was to provide a means for evaluating the various parameters involved in the design and performance of levitation coils.
Date: April 26, 1963
Creator: Hulsey, William Jewell
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Evaluation of Diethers as Uranium Extractants

Description: Report on the determination of several physical properties, pertinent to uranium extraction, for a number of ethers and related compounds.
Date: January 14, 1963
Creator: Googin, J. M.; Harper, W. L.; Phillips, L. R. & Postma, Fred W.
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Ionic Equilibria and Anion Exchange of Uranyl Sulfate Solutions

Description: Theoretical investigation on the nature of ion exchange of acidified uranyl sulfate solutions with Dowex 21K, a strong base ion exchange resin.
Date: September 28, 1962
Creator: Stein, P. E.
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Portable Mercury Vapor Detector

Description: From abstract: "This report describes a functional mercury vapor detector which is a portable, self-contained, survey instrument, and had a minimum range from zero to two-tenths milligram of mercury per cubic meter of air."
Date: March 14, 1958
Creator: McMurray, C. S. & Redmond, J. W.
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Production of Zirconium at Y-12

Description: Abstract: "A general description is given of the permanent zirconium plant at Y-12. Equipment is described and materials of construction are listed. Photographs illustrating principal equipment and reduced construction drawings are also presented. Operating conditions and costs information are listed."
Date: November 17, 1955
Creator: Ramsey, J. W. & Whitson, W. K., Jr.
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Salt Bath Heat Transfer Rates for Uranium Plate

Description: Experiment to study temperature conditions during a five-minute heating cycle in the annealing of uranium sheets used as fissile material.
Date: February 1, 1962
Creator: Burditt, R. B.
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Separation of Zirconium & Hafnium : Proposal for Construction & Operation of Zirconium Production Plant

Description: Abstract: A re-evaluation of the cost of producing essentially hafnium free zirconium as zirconium oxide at a rate of 150,000-200,000 pounds zirconium per year by solvent extraction of the metal thiocyanates in a permanent plant has been made. Using part of the present temporary facilities, the cost, with five year amortization of the plant, will be $3.15 per pound zirconium. A by-product of the mixed oxides of hafnium and zirconium, having at least fifty percent hafnium and perhaps as high as … more
Date: November 17, 1955
Creator: Googin, J. M. & Strasser, G. A.
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Status Report and Plant Proposals for Zirconium Purification

Description: From abstract: "This report contains a summary of the latest improvements in zirconium purification as developed by the Y-12 research, pilot plant, production, and engineering groups, all of whom have been generously cooperating in this project."
Date: November 18, 1955
Creator: Leaders, W. M.
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Stress Corrosion Cracking in Uranium-Molybdenum Alloys

Description: Investigation conducted to determine the cause of cracking, during tension, on the surface of tensile specimens of uranium-molybdenum alloys.
Date: August 12, 1963
Creator: Pridgeon, J. W.
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Transistorized Pulse Counting Equipment

Description: This instrument was designed primarily to meet the need for radiation monitoring equipment in chemical process areas where corrosive vapors exist.
Date: July 26, 1960
Creator: Henry, John J.
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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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