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Design Study: Sodium Modular Reactor

Description: This study was undertaken for the USAEC under Contract AT(04-3)-189, Project Agreement No. 6, to investigate desirable features of a sodium cooled, graphite moderated uranium fueled power reactor using the modular concept, and, based on this investigation, evaluate the economic potential of this reactor type.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: General Electric Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hanford Laboratories Operation monthly activities report, December 1959

Description: This is the monthly report for the Hanford Laboratories Operation, January 1960. Metallurgy, reactor fuels, chemistry, dosimetry, separation processes, reactor technology, financial activities, visits, biology operation, physics and instrumentation research, and employee relations are discussed.
Date: January 15, 1960
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A LINEAR INDUCTION PUMP FOR LIQUID METALS

Description: A linear induction pump of a special design was used to circulate molten sodium through a mockup of an experimental "overflow" type of sodium-cooled reactor. The distinctive features of this pump are that no seals or moving parts are required: no piping is required to carry sodium to the pump or away from it because the pump is mounted directly on the reactor vessel, with the windings outside of the vessel and the magnetic flux return path inside the vessel. The pump develops 342 gpm at 6.2 psi when pumping sodium at 600 deg F with an efficiency of 4.7%. (auth)
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Baker, R.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: Bird feeder maker]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about R.E. Wolffer of Dallas inventing a bird feeder that could be hung from a tree.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Candidate runs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas County Commissioner, precinct 2 candidate Bill Fisher going for a run around the precinct limits as part of a campaign stunt.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: City council]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth City Council meeting to discuss Houston's proposed reservoir in the Trinity River.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Marathon bowl]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Fort Worth's Wedgewood Bowl bowling alley opening for business.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Oil well fire]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an oil well fire near Alvord that caused $125,000 worth of damage and destroyed the oil derrick.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Redbud planting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the beginning of "Operation Redbud", a campaign by members of the Fort Worth garden club and the city's government to plant one thousand redbud trees in the city in 1960.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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NUCLEAR CHARACTERISTICS OF BeO-MODERATED CORES VS. GRAPHITE-MODERATED CORES

Description: Multigroup calculations were performed to compare BeO-moderated cores with graphite-moderated cores, using various void fractions and core diameters. The core leakages and conversion ratios which were calculated are presented in a series of curves. (auth)
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Carlsmith, R.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Snap-Ii Power Conversion System. Dynamic Analysis. Topical Report No. 3

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 Rankin engin, 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. (auth)
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Deibel, D. L.; Mrava, G. L. & Seldner, K.
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SNAP II POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM TOPICAL REPORT NO. 11, ORBITAL FORCE FIELD BOILING AND CONDENSING EXPERIMENT

Description: The characteristics of Rankine space power plants in the zero gravity aspect of the environment of space were lnvestigated. The expected effects of Rankine space power plants are described. Discussions of experimental techniques for studying these phenomena show that this information can be obtained rapidly and economically. Recommendations for a program to supplement SNAP II and slmllar Ranklne space power development efforts in this vital area are made, and consist of: the development and testing of a small system that adequately simulates a complete Ranklne system, first in zero grayity and finally, in the complete orbltal environment; followed by, the development and similar testing of a complete Rankine system using SNAP ll hardware. (auth)
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Grevstad, P.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TRANSIENT BUBBLE GROWTH IN A HOMOGENEOUS REACTOR

Description: A mechanism for shutting off a power excursion in a homogeneotns reactor by the rapid formation of bubbles was investigated. Equations are derived which give upper and lower bounds for the radius of a bubble, as a function of time, under conditions present in a reactor. Deduction of the bubble nuclei growth rate from observations of void volume and pressure can be made. (auth)
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Flatt, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ultrasonic Resin Level Detector

Description: This report describes the development of an ultrasonic instrument for resin level measurements in an ion exchange column.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Hunter, D. O. & Pleasance, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hanford Laboratories Operation monthly activities report, January 1960

Description: R and D is reported in the following: Reactor and Fuels (PRTR, Pu fabrication pilot plant, KER, NPR, materials); Chemical R and D (Pm recovery, fission products, Purex column, non-production fuels reprocessing, Salt Cycle process); Physics and Instrument R and D (PCTR, NPR, critical experiments, PRTR); and Biology (monitoring, irradiation experiments).
Date: February 15, 1960
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Maximum Volume-to-Stress Ratio for a Two-Radii-Contour Diaphragm Pump

Description: Analytical methods were employed to determine the maximum volume-to- stress ratio for a two-radii-contour diaphragm pump. A proposed failure criterion considers the effect of biaxial stresses on fatigue failure through. the use of the Mises-Hencky criterion for fatigue failure. By use of the proposed criterion, it was determined that an optimunn ratio of the two radii does exist, its value being dependent on the ratio of diphragm thickness to diaphragm deflection. Values for the optimum ratio of the two radii (where the ratio of radii is defined as the radius of the central pcrtion of the diaphragm contour divided by the radius of the outer pontion of the diaphragm) range from 1.94 to 7.33 as the ratio of diaphragm thickness to diaphragm deflection varies from 0.5 to 0.05, respectively. (auth)
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: Cheverton, R. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: Burglary trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Marvin Stubblefield going on trial for burglary.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Car train accident]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a car and train collision in Farmer's Branch.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: City council at Dallas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas residents protesting zoning at the city council meeting.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Golf club]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a public meeting concerning the possible plans for the new Diamond Oaks Country Club.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Hunt's new book]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas millionaire, H.L. Hunt, releasing his new book.
Date: February 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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