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Activation of electrical machinery. Supplement 1. [Preliminary evaluation; not applicable to ground tests]

Description: The following analysis of the induced radioactivity in SNAP-50/SPUR electrical machinery having a high cobalt content is submitted. Induced radioactivity in the flight vehicle will contribute negligibly to allowable radiation levels. This is especially so due to the low neutron to gamma ratio of assumed radiation damage tolerances to semiconductors. A calculation to estimate the order of magnitude of induced radioactivity in cobalt is attached. The calculation is based on a best guess of the neutron spectrum directly behind a lithium hydride shield. The resulting low cobalt activity and associated dose rate of about 1 mr/hr at 10 ft from a generator or a motor is insignificant. Although the evaluation indicates insignificant levels of induced radioactivity, this conclusion is not applicable to a ground test. Neutron moderation and scattering from a containment vessel and biological shield would greatly perturb the neutron environment behind the flight shield. Posttest handling of all components within the vacuum test chamber will undoubtedly be a problem. Notwithstanding the importance of limiting induced radioactivity, other considerations such as economy, cooling and vacuum requirements will largely dictate the final facility design. In summary, an activation analysis involves the overall facility design and will not be readily resolved. For a 10,000 hr. test the Co/sup 60/ activity may range from 100 curies per lb of cobalt where no shielding is provided to 10/sup -3/ curies per lb of cobalt where the equivalent of a flight shield is provided.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Smolen, J.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of Vanadium in Milk Powder by Neutron Activation Analysis Using a Rapid Radiochemical Separation of 3.77-Minute Vanadium-52

Description: A procedure is described for the activation determination of V in powdered milk using 3.77-min V/sup 52/. The quantity of V in the sample is obtained by comparing the V/sup 52/ radioactivity found in the test sample with the V/sup 52/ radioactivity in a V comparator sample that is treated in the same manner as the test sample. The procedure can also be used for the determination of V in a variety of materials. (P.C.H.)
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Molinski, V. J.; Wahl, W. H. & Strain, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BETA RADIATION PROCESSING AT RIGOROUS CONDITIONS

Description: An investigation was conducted on the impossible use of beta radiation to promote chemical reactions at high temperatures and pressures. The advantages of beta sources over other radiation sources are enumerated. A radiation processing apparatus is described which allows operations to 10,000 psi and 500 deg C and uses 90 C of Sr/sup 90/-Y/sup 90/. The dosimetry of the source was accomplished with an iodineheptane system, and the mean dose rate within the chemical reactor was determined to be 0.98 x 10/sup 6/ rad/hr. The radiation utilization efficiency in the dosimetry measurements was determined to be 34.7%. Results of runs on hydrogenation of coal extract indicate that radiation does not increase the extent of hydrogenation, but that radiation reduces the content of hetero atoms N and S in the 100 x 400 deg C boiling oil products. The use of beta radiation in the hydrorefining of oils is suggested. (D.L.C.)
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Yavorsky, P M & Gorin, E
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Beta Radiation Processing at Rigorous Conditions

Description: Introduction: The literature reflects ever expansive studies of radiation chemistry over the past twenty years However, in the application of radiation processing to chemical reactions, in general and excepting a few isolated cases, the yield of useful products have been so low as to preclude practical utilization. Thus, for many reactions,radiation alone at ambient conditions is not a sufficient agent for economical production. Hence, we are led to the investigation of radiation effects on reactions at elevated temperatures and pressures where the thermodynamics favor more extensive reactions that may be induced by radiation. the probability of developing a successful practical radiation process is increased when applying radiation at rigorous conditions. To have a commercial advantage, a radiation process usually must replace an expensive catalyst system, generate a reaction at somewhat less rigorous conditions than is usually employed or yield a better or unique product of high value. In our investigations, we have examined only the potential of radiation as a replacement for contact catalyst. Results: We have worked with coal extract rather than coal because it can be melted or dissolved to facilitate pumping into the processing unit and, in general, permits easier handling than a solid. From numerous radiation runs with coat extract in the liquid phase, treated with 5000 psi of hydrogen pressure, temperatures up to 430 degree C, and total dose of up to 6 megarand, we have disappointingly but conclusively observed red that radiation does not induce hydrogenation beyond that obtain by thermal reaction alone.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Yavorsky, P. M. & Gorin, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Control Drum Actuator Checker

Description: The Control Drum Actuator Checker is used to verify the operation of the hydraulic control drum actuators before they are installed on the reactor. It provides for local checkout after installation. It provides for local checkout after installation. It also provides for pre-installation hydraulic leak and pneumatic seal test on individual actuator assemblies.
Date: November 15, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of salt velocity technique

Description: The salt velocity technique for measuring coolant flow through a SNAP 8 tri-cusp channel was studied and developed. The parameters important in obtaining reproducible data were investigated and a test procedure, which yields dath of good precision, was developed. Dath were taken on a tri-cusp channel with flush circular electrodes (0.125 inch O.D.) as well as on a tri-cusp channel with parallel plate electrodes (0.006 inches thick, 0.250 inches long), which were situated 0.050 inches apart and protruded 0.040 inches into the stream. The data are presented as the ratio of U/sub exp//U/sub avg/ where U/sub avg/ is calculated by means of a flowrator and channel geometry. It was found that in the tri-cusp channel for a range of Reynolds Numbers of 11,000 to 25,000, a radial velocity profile could not be sensed. The peripheral velocity profile over the central baif of the cbannel appeared to be flat and relatively.independent of the Reynolds Number. The data were compared with similar work of Palmer and Swanson in a qualitative and quantitative manner. Reasons are given for using a single calibration factor in the hydraulic model testing of S8DS core. While some slight modifications should be made to further improve the accuracy of the salt velocity procedure, the most important phases of the development and perfection of the procedures were accomplished successfully. (auth)
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Daleas, R. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hanford Laboratories monthly activities report, October 1963

Description: This is the monthly report for the Hanford Laboratories Operation, October 1963. Metallurgy, reactor fuels, chemistry, dosimetry, separation processes, reactor technology, financial activities, visits, biology operation, physics and instrumentation research, and employee relations are discussed.
Date: November 15, 1963
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Irradiation Processing Department Monthly Report: October 1963

Description: This document details activities of the irradiation processing department during the month of October, 1963. A general summary is included at the start of the report, after which the report is divided into the following sections: Research and Engineering Operations; Production and Reactor Operations; Facilities Engineering Operation; and Financial Operation.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: Hanford Atomic Products Operation. Irradiation Processing Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Carr]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 1 minute 09 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Cobb trial]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 33 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Courtroom]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 57 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Courtroom]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 47 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: GSW]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 1 minute 24 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Lemon tree]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 2 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Paschal]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 2 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Planes]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 1 minute 22 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Tarzan]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story.
Date: November 15, 1963
Duration: 1 minute 33 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Carr]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Texas Attorney General's office opening a branch office in Dallas, with Waggoner Carr on hand for the opening ceremony.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Cobb trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the trial of Ronald Cobb, who is found guilty of the murder of Rudolph Orozco in a robbery-stabbing at Orozco's home.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: GSW]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the completion of the hangar portion of the new Aircraft and Airport Services firm at the Greater Southwest International Airport in Fort Worth.
Date: November 15, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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