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METALLURGY DIVISION QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 31, 1952

Description: Physieal Metallurgy. In the study of Th alloys, it has been found that the addition of Nb and V to Th produces a slight strengthening effect with the first small additions, but that large additions result in a lowering of strength with corresponding increases in ductility. The melting point of iodide Th was measured as being 1755 deg C. Studies of a series of Th--C alloys, with C content up to 0.13%, indicate that C does not affect the temperatures for the start and completion of recrystallizat… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Bridges, W.H. ed.
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An Improved Nuclear Density Gauge Progress Report: October 1959

Description: Progress is reported on development of a scintillation detector which alternately views the radiation transmitted through a sample and through a calibrated wedge. From this information density and thickness data can be obtained. Long term stability measurements are being made on the commutating system and the causes of fluctuations are being investigated. Information concerning procurement and fund expenditure are given. (J.R.D.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Improved Nuclear Density Gauge. Quarterly Report No. 2 Covering Period September 1 to December 1, 1959

Description: Techniques for improving stability of scintillation counter chopper systems and their development for use in industrial control applications are being investigated. Tests are being performed to determine the causes of fluctuations. An integration and frequency converter is being developed in which the anode current of the photomultiplier tube is alternately switched between two integrating condensers by action of a commutator switch. The voltages developed across the two condensers are proporti… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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MAGNETIC RECORDER FOR NUCLEAR PULSE APPLICATION. Covering Period: August 6, 1959 to October 5, 1959

Description: Direct recording of nuclear pulse height data on magnetic tape is being investigated. The characteristics of various brands of commercial tape are being investigated and a waveform analysis is being performed in an attempt to determine the most favorable frequency range for available tapes. Use of the magnetic modulator head is being investigated to minimize variations due to short term tape speed variations. (W.L.H.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G. M. & Stone, C. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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AN IMPROVED NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE. Period covered: September 2 to October 1, 1959

Description: Progress in development of a nuclear density gage for use in thickness and density measurements is reported. A Ross filter system for energy discrimination in the alpha ray region was constructed. Soller slits for collimating the radiation entering and leaving the filters so that a constant absorber thickness is seen by the radiation beam is under construction. Comments by visiting Russian scientists on the density gage and a discussion of their work in this area are included. (J.R.D.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Burgwald, G.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THERMAL STRESS TESTING OF SM-2 FUEL ELEMENTS. Interim Technical Report for January 1, 1959 to January 1, 1960

Description: Thermal stress testing was performed on two fuel plates, one cut from a brazed SM-1 dummy fuel element and the other from a TIG Welded SM-2 reference element. The test specimens were subjected to transverse temperature differences of up to 200 deg F, and distortion and strain at various locations were measured. The effect of the thermal stress was to increase the amplitude of original distortions. Adddtional distortions due to thermal stress were proportional to temperature differential and to … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Christenson, J.A.
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Progress Relating to Civilian Applications During January, February, March 1957

Description: These three reports were issued separately, but are cataloged as a unit. Progress is reported in the development of U and Zr alloys for Hanford Reactors, extrusion of Al-clad fuel plates, properties of UO/sub 2/, corrosion of stainless steels, salt baths for U heat treatment, galling in Mg-UF/sub 4/ compacting, development of U alloys for fuels, corrosion of U, development and testing of U- Zr alloys, corrosion of Zr and Zr alloys, constitution of ternary U alloys, corrosion problems in Zircex … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Dayton, R. W. & Tipton, C. R., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON THE PHYSICS OF BREEDING, OCTOBER 19-21, 1959

Description: Abstracts were prepared on 26 of 28 papers presented at the Conference on the Physics of Breeding held at Argonne National Laboratory on October 19 to 21, 1959. (C.J.G.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Fischer, G; Kelber, C; Meneghetti, D; Persiani, P; Shaftman, D & Smith, A.B. eds.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Energy, Low-Thrust Jupiter Missions

Description: Previous studies have been made of the relationship among acceleration, specific power, payload fraction, and travel time for many interplanetary missions. These utilized tangential thrust and correspond to the high thrust Hohmann transfer orbits. In addition, a complete optimization of the one way Mars mission has been accomplished. Since the minimum Jupiter round trip time was six and a half years for tangential thrust, calculations were carried out using higher energy transfer orbits. It is … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Fox, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ISOTOPIC METHOD FOR AGE DETERMINATION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS. Quarterly Progress Report, July-September 1959

Description: >The materials and methods used for the long-term nuclide pairs are essentially the same as those previously described. (April - June Report). The split planchet method was used to determine the resolving time of the tracerlab superscalar counting apparatus which is currently in use. A planchet was split in two and a sample of nuclide placed in each half and counted. From these results a formula for calculating true counting rates was evolved. Data on resolving time loss for the Superscalar are… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Gregson, T.C. & Waisbrot, S.W.
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Winchester Laboratory Quarterly Report: January 1, 1960-March 31, 1960

Description: Three methods for the determination of radium were evaluated. In two methods, the radium is finally precipitated with barium sulfate as carrier and alpha-counted. In the other method, the radium is recovered in a carrierfree condition for alpha counting. A method for determining radium by removing interfering elements with solvent extraction technniques and precipitating the radium with barium sulfate is described. A method which gives a rapid estimation of radium isotopic composition in sample… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Herrington, A. C.
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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 4 [for] August 19, 1957 -- December 31, 1957

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fourth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) discussion of ceramic density measurements; (4) Optical studies of titanates; (5) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (6) Ca… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
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High Energy Storage Ceramic Capacitor. Quarterly Report No. 5 [for] January 1, 1958 -- March 31, 1958

Description: The chief purpose of this contract is the development of ceramic materials with high dielectric constant and high dielectric strength values, and suitable for use of dielectrics in capacitors capable of storing large amounts of energy in small volumes. Work performed during the fifth quarter included (1) Material development and sample preparation; (2) Sample testing; (3) Optical studies of titanates; (4) Fabrication of large ceramics; and (5) Capacitor design.
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Lupfer, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fuel Element Catastrophe Studies Hazards of Fission Product Release From Irradiated Uranium

Description: The rate of reaction of highly irradiated U with air, CO/sub 2/, and steam was studied in sn investigation of the fission product release potential in a loss-of-coolant type accident postulated for Pu-producing reactors. Highly irradiated U was found to be more reactive, probably because of the defects in the oxide coating formed by the inclusion of fission products. Complete oxidation or melting was found to release rare gases, I, and Te semi- quantitatively in most atmospheres. Other fission … more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Parker, G. W.; Creek, G. E.; Martin, W. J. & Barton, C. J.
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Improved coolant backup 100-B, D, F, DR, H and C areas design study

Description: Preliminary engineering studies have indicated the need for modifications and improvements to the reactor coolant backup systems of the old areas in order to provide adequate safety of operation at power levels programmed for the future. These evaluations of the coolant backup systems were based on the recently adopted reactor cooling safety criteria. It was concluded that the secondary coolant systems would be adequate in capacity and reliability for the proposed future operating conditions ex… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Schack, M. H. & Tupper, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radioisotope and Radiation Applications. Quarterly Progress Report

Description: A series of experiments was completed using the process model for studying radiotracer control of iron removal from a nickel-refinery stream. The results of 13 experimental runs indicated that the radiotracer control concept is technically sound. The iron reduction ratios obtained by radioassay agreed well with the iron reduction ratios given by chemical analysis. The radioactivity monitor on the filtrate stream provided a rapid and sensitive indication of changes in process operating condition… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Creator: Sunderman, D. N.
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Applied Mathematics Division Summary Report for July 1, 1958 Through June 30, 1959

Description: The objective of the Applied Mathematics Division is to provide mathematical assistance to other scientists in the Lab. This goal is achieved by (1) conducting research in numerical analysis and other branches of mathematics, (2) providing mathematical consultation, and (3) operating a computational service, using both digital and analog machines. Publications, papers, seminars, lectures, and courses are listed. A summary listing of computer programs developed or in progress is given. (For prec… more
Date: October 31, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Applied Mathematics Division Summary Report for July 1, 1959 Through June 30, 1960

Description: A summary of each computer program initiated during the report period together with code symbols indicating the extent to which information concerning the program is readily available are given. Programs previously reported are included if changes were made or additional information concerning them was placed in the program library. Abstracts of 704 newsletters and GEORGE bulletins are presented. (For preceding period see ANL-6089.) (W.D.M.)
Date: October 31, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMARY REPORT FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH 1957

Description: Fluoride Volatilization Separations Process. Development of a fused fluoride process for dissolution of uranium-- zirconium fuel alloys continued. In corrosion tests to find a suitable container material, Ni was found to be susceptible to a sulfur-type attack. Hastelloy B showed promise, and graphite offers excellent chemical resistance but poor mechanical strength. The dissolution rate of Zr in NaF-- ZrF as affected by impingement of the HF sparge was studied. Production of UF/sub 6/ by fluidi… more
Date: October 31, 1960
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION SUMMARY REPORT FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 1960

Description: Chemical-Metalluaical Processing. A direct-cycle fuelreprocessing plant using pyrometallurgical procedures is being designed as part of the Experimental Breeder Reactor No. II project. The reduction of uranium oxide was investigated, using pure Mg and solntions of Mg in Zn and Cd. Cadinium solntions of U were shown to be stable in Types 405 and 410 stainless steel containers at temperatures up to 550 deg C. The liquid metal corrosion loop in which a U-Mg--Cd alloy is being circulated at 550 deg… more
Date: October 31, 1960
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