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Apparatus for the Study of Fission-Gas Release From Fuels During Postirradiation Heating at Temperatures Up to 1600 C

Description: An apparatus to study rare-gas fission-product release from nuclear fuel materials during postirradiation heating was developed. Xenon and krypton fission gases escaping from a small specimen during heating at constant temperature are measured using a continuous radioactivity monitor and charcoal adsorption traps. The rhodium-wound furnace is capable of operation at 1600 deg C. Helium carrier gas is purified by activated alumina, copper, and zirconium traps, and the oxygen and moisture contents… more
Date: July 22, 1960
Creator: Barnes, R. H. & Sunderman, D. N.
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APPR-1 STARTUP ANALYSIS

Description: The Army Package Power Reactor (APPR-1) control system was analyzed to find its response to a startup accident. The system was found to be adequate, at 0.086%/sec rod withdrawal, for operation of at least twice the rated power. (C.J.G.)
Date: July 19, 1960
Creator: Stone, R. S.
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ART-04--a Modification of the Art Program for the Treatment of Reactor Thermal Transients on the IBM-704

Description: Several recent modifications of the ART program for the study of the behavior of a nuclear reactor during various thermal transients are described. The program requires a 32,000-word IBM-704 computer with six tape units. The major modifications are provision for a slip flow model and for void reactivity contribution. (auth)
Date: July 1960
Creator: Meyer, J. E. & Peterson, W. D.
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The Bonding of Molybdenum-and Niobium-Clad Fuel Elements

Description: A solid-state bonding technique involving the use of gas pressure at elevated temperatures was utilized for the self-bonding of molybdenum and niobium. Bonding conditions and surface preparation as a function of the integrity of the bond achieved were evaluated for each material. Optimum self-bonding of niobium was achieved by bonding parameters of 2100 to 2300 deg F at 10,000 psi for 3 hr with surfaces which had been prepared by etching in a nitrichydrofluoric acid solution prior to bonding. T… more
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Paprocki, S. J.; Hodge, E. S. & Gripshover, P. J.
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CHEMICAL DECONTAMINATION OF THE ANL-2 HIGH-PRESSURE WATER LOOP

Description: The chemical decontamination of the ANL-2 Highpressure Water Loop at the MTR is described. A mixture of sodium hydroxide and potassium permanganate was first applied to oxidize partially and loosen the magnetite corrosion film on the loop surfaces. Next, the system was treated with a solution of Versenol 120 to remove and suspend the loosened oxide film. The third chemical treatment was a mixture of sulfamic acid, HEDTA, hydrazine, and Rodine 80. After the first two chemical treatments a brown … more
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Crothers, C.C.
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Chemical Processing Department Monthly Report: June 1960

Description: This report for June 1960, from the Chemical Processing Department at HAPO, discusses the following: Production operation; Purex and Redox operation; Finished products operation; maintenance: Financial operations; facilities engineering; research; and employee relations.
Date: July 21, 1960
Creator: Hanford Atomic Products Operation. Chemical Processing Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Techinology Division, Unit Operations Section Monthly Progress Report, April 1960

Description: Experiments showed that 30% tributyl phosphate will not extract acid- deficient species of uranyl nitrate. Flooding throughputs for the Mark I stacked- clone contactor ranged from 600 cc/min organic at zero aqueous to 60 cc/min organic at 1950 cc aqueous. A large electronic vibrator of 5000-lb thrust was found somewhat inferior to pneumatic vibration for compacting oxide fuels into stainless-steel tubes. Tests were started on the use of fixed-bed CuO oxidizers for removing hydrogen contaminatio… more
Date: July 28, 1960
Creator: Whatley, M E; Haas, P A; Horton, R W; Ryon, A D; Suddath, J C & Watson, C D
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Chemical Technology Division, Chemical Development Section C Progress Report for April-May 1960

Description: An economical process was successfully demonstrated in bench-scale continuous equipment for stripping U from amines with ammonium carbonate solution. A continuous countercurrent mixer-settler extraction system was set up for further testing of the process for recovery of Te, Np, and U by tertiary amine extraction from UF/sub 6/ transfer cylinder was solutions. The effect of Purex aqueous feed adjustment procedures on Pu extraction by 1 M di-secbutyl phenylphosphonate (DSBPP) was studied. Work w… more
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Brown, K B
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Coagulant Aids as Filter Aids

Description: The Hanford water treatment plants were operated for a number of years with alum as a coagulant and activated silica as a coagulant and a polyacrylamide as a filter conditioning agent. (other polyelectrolytes may be used.) Sufficient time has elapsed to make a comparison of the two methods of operation valid and useful. Such a comparison is the purpose of this paper.
Date: July 21, 1960
Creator: Conley, W. R.
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COHERENT ELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS IN HIGH-CURRENT PARTICLE ACCELERATORS: I. INTERACTION OF A PARTICLE BEAM WITH AN EXTERNALLY DRIVEN RADIO-FREQUENCY CAVITY

Description: A calculation is made of the interaction of a beam of particles in an accelerator with the radio-frequency cavity that provides the accelerating mechanism of the machine. A Hamiltonian for synchrotron motion is employed that makes possible the simultaneous solution of Maxwell's equations and the Vlasov equation, so that a self-consistent distribution of particles in synchrotron phase space is determined. The effective voltage on the cavity due to the beam of charged particles is of the order of… more
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Neil, V. Kelvin & Sessler, Andrew M.
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Consolidated Edision Thorium Reactor Physics Design

Description: The nuclear characteristics of the CETR are described. Core operating lifetime, control-rod worth, and power density distribution are discussed in relation to maximizing the core operating life. Other objectives of nuclear design are to minimize the power-density variation and to assure control of the reactor.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Barringer, H. S.; Flickinger, R. B. & Spetz, S. W.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Critical Experiments With Oxide Fuel Pins

Description: Critical experiments with pin-type oxide fuel elements for the CETR are described. These experiments were conducted to provide data on the infinite medium properties of the lattice inside the canned elements in the various CETR loading zones and to obtain specific information on the fullsize CETR core. Measurements are described and results are interpreted. (J.R.D.)
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Batch, M. L. & Snidow, N. L.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Critical Experiments with Oxide Fuel Pins

Description: This report describes the critical experiments with pin-type oxide fuel elements for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor (CETR). This report also describes the measurements and gives a brief interpretation of the results in some cases
Date: July 1960
Creator: Batch, M. L. & Snidow, N. L.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor-Reactor Vessel Internal Components Design

Description: The design functions and fabrication details for internal components of the CETR are presented and pertinent analytical stress studies are summarized. Functions of the internal components include proper orientation and support for the fuel elements, proper distribution of primary coolant within the reactor vessel, and the establishment of guide channels for the control rods. (J.R.D.)
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Ficor, J.; Collings, D. M.; Sandrock, R. J. & Kalen, D. D.
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor: Reactor Vessel Internal Components Design

Description: The design functions and fabrication details for internal components of the CETR are presented and pertinent analytical stress studies are summarized. Functions of the internal components include proper orientation and support for the fuel elements, proper distribution of primary coolant within the reactor vessel, and the establishment of guide channels for the control rods.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Ficor, J.; Collings, D. M.; Sandrock, R. J. & Kalen, D. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control Blade Worth by Partial Water Height and Soluble Boron Methods

Description: The series of experiments described in this paper was performed to determine reactivity values of various patterns of fully inserted cruciform control blades. The experiments yielded the worth of fully inserted blade patterns in terms of their holddown characteristics.
Date: July 1960
Creator: MacKinney, Arland L. & Ball, Russell M.
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CORROSION OF STAINLESS STEEL IN HNO$sub 3$-HF SOLUTIONS

Description: Studies were made on the safe handling of HHO/sub 3/-HF solutions in 304 L and 309SCb stainless-steel equipment under carefully controlled conditions. The corrosion behavior of both wrought and welded 304L and 309SCb was investigated in various HNO/sub 3/--HF solutions, ranging in HNO/sub 3/ concentration from 0 to 10.0 M and HF concentration from 0.01 to 1.5 M, at temperatures from 24 deg C to the boiling point. (auth)
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Kranzlein, P.M.
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