Search Results

open access

High Performance UO2 Program First Quarterly Progress Report: April-June 1961

Description: A better understanding of the maximum operating characteristics that can be achieved with the use of UO2 as a reactor fuel is the primary purpose of this program for Euratom and the Atomic Energy Commission. During this program work will be undertaken in two areas that have been of concern to the reactor core designer for a long time, viz. fission gas release and central melting in fuel rods.
Date: July 1, 1961
Creator: Weidenbaum, B
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Chemical Reactions In Crossed Molecular Beams

Description: Even in its present primitive stage the molecular beam method promises to open up many opportunities for detailed studies of reactive collisions. The early results described here have revealed several features inaccessible to the traditional methods of kinetics. We hope this program of beam studies will ultimately provide the basis for constructing a theory of the molecular mechanics of reactions. By borrowing what are now everyday techniques in nuclear physics (modulation of the beams; mass an… more
Date: July 1961
Creator: Herschbach, Dudley R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Semiempirical Correlation Of BU⁺ Annihilation Rates In Metals

Description: It is shown that the annihilation rates of positrons in metals can be correlated to a good degree by a simple model of the annihilation process based on an assumption that the fractional number of electrons available for annihilation varies as the inverse of the atomic volume of the metal.
Date: July 1961
Creator: McHugh, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

On Charge Conjugation

Description: It is shown that under very simple and general assumptions the existence of an antiunitary reflection transformation and the charge gauge group implies the existence of an antiparticle corresponding to a given charged particle. Similar consequences follow on replacing the charge gauge group by the baryon gauge group. No assumptions as to specific wave equations, or indeed the existence of local fields, are made.
Date: July 19, 1961
Creator: Case, Kenneth M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Scattering In The K=O Band Of Odd-Odd Deformed Nuclei

Description: A displacement of energy levels has been observed in the K=O band of odd-odd deformed nuclei. It is shown that this shift is due to a particular type of scattering in which the final state is obtained from the initial state by a rotation of 180'. This circumstance allows one to state certain selection rules on the parts of the n-p residual interaction responsible for the shift. The Wigner component of the force cannot contribute to the shift. In certain cases the contribution of all central for… more
Date: July 1961
Creator: Newby, Neal D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

The Nuclear Spin Of Neodymium-141

Description: The spin of neodymium-141 was measured by the method of atomic beams and found to be 3/2. A lower limit placed on the hyperfine separation of the states with total angular momentum [formula] by second-order perturbation theory shows [formula]. A prerequisite for the determination of the nuclear spin from hyperfine-structure measurements is the knowledge of the electronic structure. The ground-state configuration of neodymium is known and the value is used throughout this work.
Date: July 3, 1961
Creator: Alpert, Seymour S.; Budick, Burton; Lipworth, Edgar & Marrus, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Current-Switching Circuitry

Description: This paper discusses a group of high-speed switching circuits using the basic current-switching mode of operation. The first part of the paper presents a dynamic analysis of the basic current-switching mode and the second part is the dynamic and steady-state analysis of a current-switching flip-flop.
Date: July 17, 1961
Creator: Salvador, Jack Gilbert & Pederson, D. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Investigations of Radioactive Fuel-Bearing Glasses

Description: "A series of glass compositions containing uranium oxide was investigated to determine fiberizability and physical properties of resultant fibers. The basic properties to be determined were the maximum U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ content in a fiberizable glass and the maximum service temperature of the fibers. Glasses containing 60 wt% U/sub 3/O/sib 8/ were fiberizable; the fibers had strengths of 100,000 psi at 1600 deg F. Fiber-forming equipment was installed at Moun Laboratory to produce glass fibers c… more
Date: July 31, 1961
Creator: Lockwood, P. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

The Motion of a Charged Particle Near a Zero Field Point

Description: "The behavior of charged particles in a plasma-free cusp field, or in a cusp field where there is very little plasma, is studied. The numerical computations described may provide a valid picture of the behavior of particles outside such a body of plasma or in the early stages of creation of such a cusped plasma in the low- beta limit. The computations provide a striking illustration of orbits which neither have constant magnetic moment nor behave so irregularly as to defy explanation."
Date: July 15, 1961
Creator: van Norton, Roger
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Internal Conversion Coefficients of the 2+-0+, E2 Transitions in Even-Even Sm152[over]90 and Gd152[over]88

Description: From abstract: "To investigate the deviation of the internal conversion coefficients of E2 transitions from theoretical computations and their dependence on nuclear deformation, the total internal conversion coefficient of the 121.8-kev 2+-0+ transition in ellipsoidal Sm152[over]90 was measured to be 1.135 ± 0.010 with a high accuracy coincidence-sum method. The K-shell to total internal conversion ratio was determined to be 0.588 ± 0.003 with a [beta] spectrometer...The experiment revealed no … more
Date: July 17, 1961
Creator: Lu, D. C. & Schupp, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

The High Temperature Heat Contents and Related Thermodynamic Properties of Lanthanum, Praseodymium, Europium, Ytterbium and Yttrium

Description: From abstract: "The high temperature enthalpies of five rare-earth metals were measured from 0° to 1100°C using a Bunsen ice calorimeter. The enthalphy of yttrium metal was studied from 1100° to 1675°C using a modified high temperature vacuum Bunsen calorimeter. The data were fitted to empirical equations from which the heat of transition and fusion, the heat capacity, and the related thermodynamic quantities were calculated. These results confirmed indications from other properties that europi… more
Date: July 26, 1961
Creator: Berg, J. R.; Spedding, F. H. (Frank Harold), 1902- & Daene, A. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Extrusion of Uranium Tubes

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Several hundred long, thin-walled uranium tubes were extruded to close dimensional tolerance by a potentially low cost fabrication process in commercial facilities. The principal process steps were; forging uranium ingots, machining the forged ingots into billets, and extruding the billets into tubes. Some 750 tubes (maximum dimensions: 3.5 inches in diameter and 15 feet long) were fabricated by this process. Dimensional control was excellent in that 88% of th… more
Date: July 1961
Creator: Fisher, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Precipitation of Neptunium Peroxide

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "Optimum conditions were determined for the precipitation of neptunium (IV) peroxide from nitric acid solutions. The results indicate that the precipitation could be applied successfully on a plant scale. ... Two crystalline modifications of the peroxide were prepared; these two crystalline structures were similar to structures previously reported for plutonium peroxide."
Date: July 1961
Creator: Burney, Glenn A. & Dukes, Ernest K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

SM-2 Full Scale Flow Studies Termination Report

Description: Abstract: Hydrodynamic flow studies were conducted on a full scale model of the SM-2 reactor vessel and core. Test fluid was water at 200 psi and 200 degree F. Test facilities, model, and instrumentation design are discussed. Flow distribution in the stationary fuel elements, lattices, and control rods of the second pass was investigated. Pressure losses through the various core components were measured and are compared with calculated values. Observed over-all pressure drop was 71 feet of wate… more
Date: July 30, 1961
Creator: Christenson, J. A.; Richards, W. M. S. & Davidson, S. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Design of production test IP-409-A-FP, pilot test of self-supported fuel elements in K size smoothbore zirconium process tubes

Description: In the Plant Improvement Program, it is proposed to retube the K-Reactors with standard size Zircaloy-2 smooth-bore process tubes and to charge self supported fuel elements starting March 15, 1964. The first step in support of this transition program is to confirm compatibility of the fuel-tube geometry and secondly to obtain fuel-tube performance information prior to full scale commitment of the K-Reactors to this design. In view of the testing of self-supported fuel which has been accomplishe… more
Date: July 26, 1961
Creator: Clinton, M. A. & Hodgson, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Supplement A to PT-IP-263-A-FP evaluation of chemically nickel plated fuel elements

Description: Irradiation of the initial test in this program involving ten tubes of alternately charged nickel-plated C-64 alloy clad test elements and X-8001 alloy control elements has been successfully completed. The test indicated that the nickel-plate spalling problem has been resolved as no significant spalling or flaking was observed during the post-irradiation examination. The second test in this program will be to verify the performance of nickel-plate with a pilot loading (up to 100 charges) of fue… more
Date: July 10, 1961
Creator: Clinton, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Fuels Preparation Department monthly report, June 1961

Description: Production output of fuel elements during June was 108% of forecast. A new record high yield of 91.2% for 6-inch elements was established. Engineering of present reactor fuels and N-Reactor fuel development are described. (DLC)
Date: July 7, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Model tests of K-Downcomer orifice plates for General Electric Company

Description: This report provides information on the use of the model test data to predict prototype performance and to compare prototype and model results and, an orifice design having specified minimum pressures at the vena contracta for a range of flow rates.
Date: July 6, 1961
Creator: Lomax, C. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Production test IP-376-D, Supplement B Irradiation of MGCR-HDR-3 Test Element

Description: The objective of this supplement to PT-IP-376-D, Irradiation of MGCR-HDR-3 Test Element is to authorize 1000 hours of operation at a maximum test specimen surface temperature of 1700 F. The original production test authorized a test duration of four months at a maximum specimen surface temperature of 1500 F; supplement A authorized extension of the test duration to ten months. The desired increase in surface temperature is requested to demonstrate the general feasibility of operation of the fue… more
Date: July 11, 1961
Creator: Baars, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
open access

Final report on production test IP-289-I, Supplement 1, H reactor export flow test

Description: The raw water export system forms the last ditch water supply system to the ``O`` and ``C`` type reactors; in the event of electrical and steam power failure, the export system is designed to supply enough raw water coolant. After the original export orifice was modified twice, the export system was retested.
Date: July 10, 1961
Creator: Cremer, B. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Back to Top of Screen