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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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Weapons Effects for Protective Design

Description: A lecture intended to provide a general background in weapons effects is presented. Specific areas of nuclear explosion phenomena pertinent to the design of hardened systems discussed include nuclear radiation and shielding, fireball growth and effects, thermal radiation, air blast, cratering and throwout, ground shock effects, fallout, and afterwinds. (J.R.D.)
Date: March 31, 1960
Creator: Brode, H. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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Sub-Cooled Burnout Relative to Hanford Reactors

Description: In the Hanford production reactors, failure of fuel element cladding is known as subcooled burnout since the bulk coolant temperature is below the saturation temperature at time of failure or burnout of the fuel cladding. The heat generation rate at which subcooled burnout occurs, establishes a limit to allowable reactor power level. This document compares present and potential power level limits at the Hanford production reactors with power level limits established by subcooled burnout.
Date: May 31, 1960
Creator: Carlson, P. A. & Trumble, R. E.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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The Energy Gap in Nuclear Matter

Description: The magnitude of the energy gap in nuclear matter associated with a highly correlated ground state of the type believed to be important in the theory of superconductivity has been evaluated theoretically. The integral equation of Cooper, Mills, and Sessler is linearized and transformed into a form suitable for numerical solution. The energy gap, calculated by using an appropriate single-particle potential and the Gammel-Thaler two-body potential, is found to be a very strong function of the den… more
Date: January 31, 1960
Creator: Emery, V. J. & Sessler, A. M.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design of production test IP-344-A-FP, determination of the limitations of the Al-Si process

Description: Tests in which aluminum-jacketed, Al-Si bonded uranium fuel elements were baked at various temperatures have shown there is a time-temperature relationship for Al-Si layer decomposition. For heat transfer and secondary coolant barrier considerations, the extent of bonding layer deterioration during fuel element irradiation is important. Currently, Al-Si bonded fuel elements show evidence of spire bond separation, and to a lesser degree, can bond separation following irradiation. Such evidence h… more
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Hodgson, W. H. & Clinton, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DMM: A MULTIGROUP, MULTIREGION ONE-SPACE-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAM USING NEUTRON DIFFUSION THEORY. PART II. DMM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Description: Operating instructions are presented for DMM, a Remington Rand 1103A program using one-space-dimensional multigroup diffusion theory to calculate the reactivity or critical conditions and flux distribution of a multiregion reactor. Complete descriptions of the routines and problem input and output specifications are also included. (D.L.C.)
Date: December 31, 1960
Creator: Kavanagh, D.L.; Antchagno, M.J. & Egawa, E.K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DMM: A Multigroup, Multiregion, One-Space-Dimensional Computer Program Using Neutron Diffusion Theory. Part 1 - The Theory

Description: DMM is a program using one-space-dimensional multigroup diffusion theory to calculate the reactivity or critical conditions and flux distribution of a multiregion reactor. Calculations of fission-produced xenon and samarium and time variation due to production and depletion of isotopes are an essential part of this program. The adjoint fluxes may also be computed, and the program includes the calculation of the nuclear constaants from fairly simple input combined with a library of cross section… more
Date: December 31, 1960
Creator: Leshan, Edward J. & Kavanagh, Deveroux L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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USE OF SILICON SURFACE-BARRIER COUNTERS IN FAST-NEUTRON DETECTION AND SPECTROSCOPY

Description: A neutron-sensitive semiconductor counter was constructed by depositing a thin layer of Li/sup 6/F between two silicon surface-barrier counters. Neutrons are detected by observing the alpha + T pair resulting from the Li/sup 6/(n, alpha )T reaction; pulses from the two counters are added, and the sum pulse is amplified and recorded on a multichannel analyzer. Since the sandwich geometry permits simultaneous detection of both reaction products, the magnitude of the resulting sum pulse is proport… more
Date: May 31, 1960
Creator: Love, T A & Murray, R B
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Evaluation of Data on Nuclear Carbides

Description: Data on the properties, constitution, compatibility, radiation behavior, fabrication, preparation, storage, and handling of uranium, thorium, and plutonium carbides are reviewed. 187 references. (C.J.G.)
Date: May 31, 1960
Creator: Rough, F.A. & Chubb, W. eds.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Coolant backup design study basis and objective

Description: Preliminary studies have, in general, indicated the need for modifications and improvements to the reactor last ditch coolants systems in order to provide adequate safety of operation at power levels programmed for the future. These studies have indicated the need for improved reliability as well as increased capacity for the last ditch coolant systems. A design study is being prepared by Reactor Modification Design to define the scope of the modifications required to provide adequate last ditc… more
Date: August 31, 1960
Creator: Schack, M. H. & Tupper, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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