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Solid State Division Semiannual Progress Report For Period Ending February 28, 1955

Description: This semiannual progress report and future reports will be published as two documents to permit a wider distribution of the unclassified material. The report numbers are assigned in sequence so that the two reports will fall together when filed by report number.
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Billington, D. S. & Crawford, J. H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Invention Report: Hermetically Sealed Closure on a Sheathed Thermocouple

Description: Applications of sheathed (metal) thermocouples may require in many instances, the insertion of the thermocouple thermal junction into an area that must be hermetically sealed to the outside. This same area usually contains highly reactive heat transfer medium such as an eutectic alloy of sodium and potassium of sodium alone. When fissionable materials are being irradiated, fission products that are driven off would also be present and must be contained under varying temperatures and pressures.
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Kosut, Bert S.
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A Study of the Wear and Galling of Autoclaved Zircaloy-2 By Various Materials

Description: This is the third of a series of reports describing the phases of a study of the wear and galling of autoclavedZircaloy-2 by various bearing surface materials. The first report (1) showed that increasing contact area between the autoclaved Zircaloy-2 surfaces will not prevent scratching. It also showed that metals softer than Zircaloy-2 in general do not scratch it. The second report (2) described how eight metals and alloys were wear-tested on autoclaved Zircaloy-2 as prospects for fuel elemen… more
Date: July 5, 1960
Creator: Weber, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Model of the PRTR Mark I Fuel Element for Heat Transfer Experiments

Description: The purpose of this document is to describe the design and construction of a full-scale, electrically-heated model of a 19-rod PRTR fuel element for use in heat transfer experiments.
Date: July 6, 1960
Creator: Hammond, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project CGC-830 Plant Modifications for Reprocessing Non-Production Reactor Fuels

Description: Facilities are to be designed for installation at Hanford for the reprocessing of irradiated, low enrichment fuels from non-production reactors, see Reference 1 and 2. The initial design of the processing facilities is to be based on processing the fuels discharged from the Dresden, Yankee, Piqua, Pathfinder and Shippingport (blanket elements only) reactors. Properties of the fuels and cladding make it impossible to completely process them in existing equipment, although the separation and deco… more
Date: July 29, 1960
Creator: Bierman, S. R.; Graf, W. A.; Kass, M.; Kligfield, G.; McKee, R.W.; Patridge, L. F. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Integrated Radiological Instrumentation System Planning

Description: In recognition of the need for an integrated system plan for future development requirements for radiological instrumentation, this information report was written to provide the initial step concerning such a planning. The report is to be considered a basic information analysis of the present in-use plant radiological instrumentation, of the instrumentation now undergoing active development, and of the future development work contemplated.
Date: July 14, 1960
Creator: Spear, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PRTR Calandria Fabrication Report

Description: The Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor is heavy water moderated with a heavy or light water reflector contained by a complex aluminum vessel called a Calandria. ( See Figure 1). Construction of this vessel started in August, 1958, at a large West Coast vendor's plant and was completed at Hanford in December, 1959. The fabrication problems associated with a high integrity welded aluminum vessel were generally unrealized prior to this period. This report covers the fabrication of the Calandria and li… more
Date: July 12, 1960
Creator: Pedersen, L. T. & Kreiter, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PCTR Measurement of EGCR Control Rod Worth

Description: This paper describes the measurement of control rod strength in the PCTR. The first section outlines the theory and method of such a measurement, and the second section presents the results of the measurement of the Experimental Gas Cooled Reactor (EGCR) control rod strength. The reactor parameter actually inferred is the difference in the infinitive multiplication factor for a control rod supercell with and without the control rod in place in the supercell. These measurements are, therefore, v… more
Date: July 20, 1960
Creator: Nichols, P. F.; Engesser, F. C. & Oakes, T. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Critical Tests for PRT Reactor

Description: This document authorizes the performance in accordance with the specifications noted, the PRTR Critical Tests described herein. The experiments described have the following objectives:
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Triplett, J. R.; Anderson, J. K.; Peterson, R. E.; Regimball, J. J.; Russell, J. T.; Schmid, L. C. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Portable Radiation Instrumentation Standardization

Description: This development work was undertaken to investigate and standardize scintillation detector and transistorized circuitry techniques in instruments used for detecting and measuring alpha and beta particles, gamma photons, and both slow and fast neutrons. At the present time, the standard radiation detection instrumentation used at Hanford employ vacuum-tube circuitry with typical detectors being ion chambers, G-M tubes, HF3 tubes, etc. The vacuum tubes require excessive battery power, and some of… more
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Spear, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Use Of Pyroelectric Devices For Measuring Small Temperature Changes

Description: A technique for measuring extremely small temperature changes by means of a pyroelectric device is described. The sensing element is a short thin rod of polarized barium titanate ceramic with electrodes on the ends. The electric charges produced by changes in temperature are measured by a vibrating-reed electrometer. A number of calorimetric and noncalorimetric applications for the device are suggested.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Lang, Sidney B.
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Zircaloy-4 Sheet and Strip Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-4 sheet and strip material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Sheet and Strip Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircalogy-2 sheet and strip material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are quired.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Tubing for Fuel Sheathing

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-2 tubing, both seamless and welded, for reactor fuel rod sheathing where high integrity, and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures ae required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-4 Wire Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-4 wire material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Zircaloy-2 Wire Material

Description: Scope. This specification covers Zircaloy-2 wire material for reactor use where high integrity and satisfactory corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures are required.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor-Grade Zircaloy-4 Ingot

Description: Scope. This specification covers ingots of zirconium alloy designated as Zircaloy-4, and intended for the production of reactor components.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Reactor Grade Zircaloy-2 Ingot

Description: Scope. This specification covers ingots of zirconium alloy designated as Zircaloy-2, and intended for the production of reactor components.
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Perryman, E. C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Plowshare Program : Peaceful Uses for Nuclear Explosives

Description: The concept of thermonuclear explosives as a potentially cheap and almost inexhaustible energy source for mankind's non military needs has for several years been under active consideration at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. Many of the proposed peaceful applications involve underground nuclear explosions, and several experiments at the AEC Nevada Test Site have provided valuable insight into the phenomenology of such explosions. Among the possible uses currently under consideration are excav… more
Date: July 25, 1960
Creator: Lombard, David B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Study of Heat and Mass Transfer to Uninsulated Liquid Oxygen Containers

Description: The wide use of liquid oxygen as an oxidant in rocket engines has resulted in an increased interest in low-temperature heat transfer. Storage tanks for this type of application, being uninsulated, contain a boiling-liquid low-temperature sink, which is susceptible to environmental heat inputs and subsequent liquid loss by vaporization. Such losses are difficult to predict due to the complex combination of ambient conditions which exist, and the lack of knowledge concerning their combined effect… more
Date: July 20, 1960
Creator: Holten, David Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project Cowboy : Physical Properties of Salt Samples

Description: The purpose of Project Cowboy was to investigate the seismic signals generated by chemical explosions in underground cavities, with particular emphasis on the possibility of decoupling of these signals from the surrounding media. The project site was the Carey Salt Company salt mine, located approximately five miles west of Winnfield, Louisiana. The tests were run during fiscal year 1960. This report presents the results of tests performed on specimens from the samples of salt taken in the area. more
Date: July 15, 1960
Creator: Guido, Raymond S. & Warner, Stanley E.
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Explosives :a Bibliography

Description: This bibliography is selective, unclassified, and covers the period 1950 - April 1960. Sources consulted were the following: Applied Science and Technology Index (Industrial Arts Index), Chemical Abstracts, Engineering Index, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Science Abstract, Armed Services Technical Information Agency Title Announcement Bulletin, and Publisher's Catalogs.
Date: July 1960
Creator: Wenrich, Carl J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Silver Bromide Crystal Size Distribution as Influenced by Gelatin Concentration in Producing Nuclear Emulsion

Description: At the Montreal colloquium Ahmed urged Oliver to make batches of emulsion which would differ only in gelatin concentration. At that meeting Oliver had reported finding a correlation between grain size and silver ion concentration during precipitation, as implied by Perfilov and his Leningrad colleagues. Ahmad felt that one should have more precise knowledge of the relative influence of gelatin concentration of grain sized and their distribution. The incentive is that, in spite of excellent prog… more
Date: July 1, 1960
Creator: Oliver, Albert J. & Ahmad, Ishfaq
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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