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In-Pile Test of Prototype ML-1 Fuel Elements

Description: Report documenting the testing of prototype fuel elements used in a mobile nuclear power plant. Includes descriptions and evaluations of the test.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Brunhouse, J. S.; Burgess, A. B.; Geering, G. T.; Nakazato, S. & Titus, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Post-Test Physical, Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis of SNAPTRAN-3 Fuel

Description: The fuel element damage which occurred during the SNAPTRAN-3 Destructive Test of a Snap 10A/2 reactor is described. Chemical analysis of the fuel indicated that approximately 15% of the hydrogen was released and that the core flux was higher toward the center both radially and axially. Metallurgical analysis of the fuel determined the presence of the epsilon, delta, and gamma phases in the grain structure and evidence of a possible alpha or beta phase.
Date: June 1965
Creator: Fletcher, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pilot Plant Development Studies of a Continuous Process for Recovering Uranium from Nichrome Fuels

Description: Report documenting a process for recovering uranium from nichrome fuels (HTRE). This is accomplished by dissipating the fuel into a mixture of HCl-HNO3, stripping away chlorine ions with HN03, and recovering the uranium via tributyl phosphate solvent extraction.
Date: June 20, 1962
Creator: Chamberlain, H. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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