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Problems associated with the extension of the stratigraphic units of south-central Washington. Part II. The post basalt sediments

Description: There are four district stratigraphic units within the Pasco Basin which if interpreted on the basis of recent field evidence and described properly could be traced over most of southeastern Washington. At the present time these post-basalt sediments are described in the literature in such a way as to make extensive correlations impossible. Some descriptions overlap more than one unit whereas others describe only a part of the unit. It is proposed that all interested geologists in the Pacific Northwest now consider reconciling the differences which exist in the names and descriptions of those sedimentary deposits in light of this new evidence.
Date: March 26, 1965
Creator: Brown, D.J. & Brown, R.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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KINETICS OF THE HYDROLYSIS AND ALCOHOLYSIS OF TETRAPOLYPHOSPHATEESTERS ('ETHYLMETAPHOSPHATE')

Description: 'Ethyl metaphosphate' or tetrapolyphosphate esters are a potentially useful starting material for the preparation of polynucleotides. The kinetics of the reactions of the esters with excess water and ethanol have been measured by means of p{sup 31} n.m.r. and IR spectroscopy. Upon the addition of specific amounts of water or ethanol, substances could be prepared which consist mainly of linear tetrapoly-, tripoly- or pyrophosphate esters containing smeller amounts of other polyphosphates and orthophosphates in an equilibrium composition. Diethyl hydrogen orthophosphate reacts with cyclic polyphosphate esters to open the ring; with linear esters it reacts to form polyphosphates with a lesser degree of condensation. This latter reaction also proceeds to an equilibrium. No reactions between linear and cyclic polyphosphate esters were observed at room temperature, which implies that the rates of the disproportionation of the linear polyphosphate esters were low. Some organic solvents previously employed for the dehydrating polymerization of sugars, amino acids or nucleotides destroy the tetrapolyphosphate esters. The various substances now available from tetrapolyphosphate esters by the action of water or reactive solvents will differ in their capabilities of producing the dehydrating polymerization reaction. Thus, one may expect that very different products might result from very small differences in reaction conditions.
Date: March 1, 1965
Creator: Burkhardt, Gottfried; Klein, Melvin P. & Calvin, Melvin.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Final Report: Investigation of Boiling Flow Regimes and Critical Heat Flux

Description: From abstract: A program to investigate the mechanism of the critical heat flux condition from the standpoint of flow regimes has been initiated at Dynatech for the AEC. This report covers the work done on this investigation in the first year.
Date: March 1, 1965
Creator: Suo, M.; Bergles, Arthur E.; Doyle, Edward F.; Clawson, L. & Goldberg, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Th-228 contamination in irradiated thoria

Description: Reactor irradiation of naturally-occurring thorium-232 produces both uranium-233 and the undesirable isotopic contaminant, uranium-232. Uranium-232 decays (74 year half-life) to thorium-228, which in turn decays with a two year half-life to a string of comparatively short-lived daughters some of which emit very highly energetic beta and gamma radiations. It is generally desirable to accumulate a substantial inventory of irradiated thoria before diverting a plant such as Purex temporarily to chemical processing of the thoria. Especially during this waiting period significant amounts of thorium-228 can be formed from decay of uranium-232, thus causing isotopic contamination of the recovered thorium-232. The purpose of this report is to show how thorium-228 builds up in thoria which has been irradiated under several different conditions and then allowed to cool for a varying period of time. The results are shown in Figures 1 through 4. Derivation of the results is described in Appendix I.
Date: March 8, 1965
Creator: Woods, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemical Processing Department Monthly Report: February 1965

Description: This report, from the Chemical Processing Department at HAPO, discusses the following: production operation; purex and redox operation; finished products operation; maintenance; financial operations; facilities engineering; research; and employee relations.
Date: March 22, 1965
Creator: Hanford Atomic Products Operation. Chemical Processing Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PT-IP-759, channel caulking tests: C Reactor

Description: The graphite movement which has occurred at the various reactors has been characterized by two problems: (1) Crooked channels and (2) cracks and miscellaneous voids where pieces of blocks are missing. Of these problems, the cracks and voids have been the most serious in the case of ball drops. Alleviation of the crooked channels can sometimes be accomplished by graphite removal methods such as broaching, but unless some method is found to prevent the balls from entering cracks, the total effect of a ball drop would still be intolerable. Of the two methods of closing the cracks, a paste caulking procedure is anticipated to be less expensive than sleeving, both in terms of cost of the operation and the number of process tube channels which might be lost. If the VSR channel does not require drastic straightening or entry of large tooling, satisfactory caulking can be done without removal of the step plug. ``Poison`` chain may be considered as an alternative to caulking or sleeving for those outer VSR channels where the sole use of balls is for ``total control`` rather than ``speed of control.`` The objectives of this test are (1) to authorize the experimental crack filling of one or two of the VSR channels at C Reactor with a wet mixture of graphite and sugar, (2) to demonstrate the durability of this mixture in subsequent normal reactor operation, and (3) to demonstrate by testing (actual or simulated ball drops) and borescoping, that the channels are or are not again acceptable for use with the normal charge of balls.
Date: March 19, 1965
Creator: Cooke, J. P. & Russell, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Criticality Predictions in the Hanford Reactors

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the general area of criticality prediction errors at the smaller (``pre-K``) reactors. Such errors evolve from a number of uncertainties which are difficult if not impossible to eliminate with present measuring and accounting techniques; the magnitude of these uncertainties in aggregate was indicated in an earlier study about 1.5 milli-k, which, at the time of the study, represented an ``inherent`` prediction error that constituted a practical limit on accuracy. Present day computer usage has improved considerably upon this. Predictions at the various Hanford reactors are made on the basis of a fundamental pile variable known as cold clean reactivity. This variable may be qualitatively defined as the ultimate reactivity of the room temperature reactor with all poisons and poisonous short-term fission products removed. The quantity CCR may be determined during operation by properly evaluating the temperature-reactivity coefficients C{sub m} and C{sub g}, or it may alternatively be determined at startup, when these effects are zero and the equation reduces to CE = R + {rho}{tau} + L + P4. The latter equation serves as the basis for the uniform calculational approach used herein.
Date: March 31, 1965
Creator: Skidmore, S. M. & Bowers, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production Test IP-725, Supplement A: Increased graphite temperature limit F Reactor

Description: The objective of Production Test IP-725 was to investigate the reaction rate between graphite and carbon dioxide in F Reactor at a temperature 50 C higher than that currently permitted by Process Standards. After approval of the test, the temperature limit was increased from 650 to 700 C. After approximately three weeks of operation with the-higher temperature limit, the reactor was shut down and the graphite oxidation monitor samples which had been inserted for this test were discharged and measured. It is believed that sufficient data have row been obtained from the first phase of the test to warrant investigation at an even higher temperatures. It is therefore the objective of the supplement described in this report to raise the graphite temperature limit at F Reactor by an additional 50 C to a limit of 750 C.
Date: March 19, 1965
Creator: Russell, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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NRD target support studies weekly report No. 3

Description: This report describes the results of work done during the period from March 2 through March 8, 1965 at Hanford. Discussed topics include: pressure testing of Zr-2 tubing at high temperature, Zr-Al corrosion, and poison -- target combinations.
Date: March 11, 1965
Creator: Weber, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Status of plant assistance irradiations as of February 13, 1965

Description: This report covers the activities with regard to on-site customer irradiations as of February 13, 1965. The report covers the status of material undergoing irradiation, awaiting disposition, material shipped during the month, and current status of all reactor test holes.
Date: March 1, 1965
Creator: Ferguson, J. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Metallic seal compression tests

Description: No Description Available.
Date: March 25, 1965
Creator: Walker, C. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital Program

Description: Abstracts are provided for presentations in these areas: studies in immunology; studies in molecular biology; experimental and clinical studies of cell differentiation; studies on the blood; general metabolic studies; problems in scanning; clinical and experimental studies on the effects of radiation; and studies with high energy radiations.
Date: March 5, 1965
Creator: Jacobson, L. O. & Doyle, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Craters From Four Equal Charges in a Horizontal Square Array

Description: Craters were observed resulting from square arrays of 64-pound charges at various spacings and depths. The closest spacings yielded craters very like those from single 256-pound charges, while wider spacings yielded craters more or less square in shape and with a mound or pier at the center. Generally, the areas so uncovered were greater than for single 256-pound charges, except for very deep charges. Volumes, too, were enhanced by this configuration by as much as a factor of three. If the same factor is maintained for nuclear charges, the cost per unit volume of a crater from such an array will be within 20 percent of that for a single charge.
Date: March 1965
Creator: Vortman, Luke J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Yankee Core Evaluation Program Quarterly Progress Report: January-March 1963

Description: Quarterly report regarding the activities of the Yankee Core Evaluation Program, the purpose of which is to evaluate the performance of the core used in the Yankee Plant and to compare actual performance with predictions, as well as the revision of designs to address any differences between actual and predicted performance.
Date: March 1965
Creator: Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Atomic Power Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fabrication of tungsten--uranium dioxide honeycomb structures. Phase I. Summary report

Description: Declassified 28 Aug 1973. W--20 vol% U0/sub 2/ honeycomb structures were successfully made by two fabrication methods. One method involved stacking of individual unsintered hexagonal tubes, followed by isostatic pressing and sintering. The other method formed the unsintered honeycomb as a unit which was then sintered. The sintered structures, eonsisting of a close array of 1-1/2 in. long hexagonal channels, had densities ranging from 94 to >97% of theoretical. In addition to honeycomb fabrication, two methods are described for cladding the interior honeycomb surfaces to prevent U0/sub 2/ loss during high-temperature operation. (7 tables, 32 figures). (auth)
Date: March 19, 1965
Creator: White, D.E. & Foley, E.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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WANEF annual operations report, 1964

Description: No Description Available.
Date: March 1, 1965
Creator: Barksdale, C. E. & Kovacik, W. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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