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Standard X-ray Diffraction Powder Patterns: Section 14. Data for 68 substances

Description: Report documenting standard x-ray diffraction powder patterns for various compounds, intended to replace previous data or provide information for new substances. It describes the methods and, for each substance, outlines any previous data as well as information about the sample used and structural data, with a table of diffraction patterns.
Date: September 1977
Creator: Morris, Marlene C.; McMurdie, Howard F.; Evans, Eloise H.; Paretzkin, Boris; de Groot, Johan H.; Newberry, Rainer et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Stress Corrosion Cracking Control Measures

Description: From Abstract: "This publication attempts to diminish the incidence of stress corrosion failures by assembling the available practical measures to avoid or minimize the problem and present these measures in a form comprehensible to those persons responsible for the design, fabrication, and maintenance of new structures."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Brown, B. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion and Protection of Steel Piles in a Natural Seawater Environment

Description: From Introduction: "This paper describes some results of the first eight years of a fifteen year program in which a variety of coating and catholic protection systems are evaluated on their ability to protect steel piles in offshore conditions at Dam Neck, Virginia. It includes a description of the methods used in the evaluation and the results found on these systems."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Escalante, E.; Iverson, W. P.; Gerhold, W. F.; Sanderson, B. T. & Alumbaugh, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Visual Range: Concepts, Instrumental Determination, and Aviation Applications

Description: From Abstract: "This document is a review of the principles, procedures, and instruments used in the measurement of visual range. The fundamental concepts of the visual range of the objects and lights are discussed. The principles of operation of the several classes of atmospheric attenuation meters are reviewed and representative instruments are described."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Douglas, C. A. & Booker, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Annual Report to the Congress by the Office of Technology Assessment: March 15, 1977

Description: This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA.
Date: March 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards: Appendix Volume II, Part Two

Description: The focus of this report is the construction of nuclear power plants abroad, especially the problem of assuring that none of the plutonium produced in these plants is diverted for use in weapons.
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Organizing and Financing Basic Research to Increase Food Production

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment analyzing" alternatives for organizing and financing basic research to increase food production" (Preface).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Perspectives on Federal Retail Food Grading

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates changes and modifications in the present grading system which would facilitate consumer choices, examines the major issues associated with these changes, and outlines alternative approaches to implementing these changes" (p. ii).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Policy Implications of Medical Information Systems

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in response to the rising costs of medical care that assesses the "policy implications of computer-based medical information systems" (p. v).
Date: December 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System

Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a proposal by the Internal Revenue Service for new computerized tax administration systems. The proposal is reviewed and investigated, with suggestions and proposals given by the OTA.
Date: March 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the potential for producing gas from the Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin" based on "plausible economic, geologic, and technological assumptions" (Foreward).
Date: November 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Cancer Testing Technology and Saccharin

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that, among other things, assesses "the capacity of current testing methodology to predict the carcinogenic potential of chemicals consumed by humans, with special reference to the validity of extrapolating from results of animal tests to possible human effects" (p. v). This study was done in response to the banning of the sweetener saccharin and the controversy about the testing that led to the ban.
Date: October 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Engineering Implications of Chronic Materials Scarcity

Description: Papers delivered at the fourth Henniker Conference on National Materials Policy.
Date: April 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Establishing a 200-Mile Fisheries Zone

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the the "major problems and opportunities which may occur because of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976" (Preface).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at nuclear proliferation and "seeks to facilitate an understanding of the problem and its implications, in terms of both a comprehensive overview and a detailed indepth analysis of key elements" (p. 7).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of the Proposed National Energy Plan

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an analysis of the proposed national energy plan.
Date: August 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Technology Assessment in Business and Government

Description: Hearings held by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with the purpose of developing "a better understanding of how the processes of technology assessment have affected decisionmaking in the public and private sectors" (p.1).
Date: January 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment assessing the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be used "in consideration of major new projects for the importation of natural gas, and of the competing alternatives for transporting natural gas from Alaska through Canada...or through Alaska only and thence via LNG tankers to the lower 48 States" (p. v).
Date: September 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geometrical Considerations and Nomenclature for Reflectance

Description: Report presenting a unified approach to the specification of reflectance, in terms of both incident- and reflected- beam geometry. Nomenclature to facilitate this approach is proposed. Nomenclature for categorizing and specifying reflectance quantities for a variety of different beam configurations (both incident and reflected beams) is described, and all are defined and interrelated in terms of the bidirectional reflectance-distribution function. The conditions under which the formalism can be applied, including situations involving considerable sub-surface scattering, are carefully established. The entire treatment is limited to the domain of classical geometrical-optics radiometry and does not take into account interference and diffraction phenomena, such as are frequently encountered with highly coherent radiant flux.
Date: October 1977
Creator: Nicodemus, F. E.; Richmond, J. C.; Hsia, J. J.; Ginsberg, I. W. & Limperis, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Relativistic Many-Body Bound Systems: Electromagnetic Properties

Description: Report presenting the formulae for the calculation of the electron scattering form factors, and of the static magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments, of relativistic many-body bound systems. The framework, given in NBS Monograph 147, is relativistic quantum field theory in the Schrodinger picture ; the physical particles, i.e. the solutions of the interacting fields, are given as linear combinations of the solutions of the free fields, called the parton fields. The parton-photon interaction is taken as given by minimal coupling, p -> p - eA ; in addition the contribution of the photon-vector meson vertex of the vector dominance model is derived.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Danos, Michael & Gillet, Vincent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geometrical Considerations and Nomenclature for Reflectance

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing specifications of reflectance and proposed nomenclature. As stated in the introduction, "this monograph presents a unified approach to the specification of reflectance in relation to the beam geometry of both the incident and the reflected flux in any reflectometer or in any application of measured reflectance data" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations.
Date: October 1977
Creator: Nicodemus, F. E.; Richmond, J. C.; Hsia, J. J.; Ginsberg, I. W. & Limperis, T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recommended Practice for the Use of Metric (SI) Units in Building Design and Construction

Description: Report issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the use of metric units of measurement during construction. As stated in the scope, "this document outlines a selection of SI units, with multiples and sub-multiples, for general use in building design and construction" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Milton, Hans J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health and Safety Laboratory Environmental Quarterly Report: October 1, 1977, Appendix

Description: Report that presents information regarding chemical and radioactive pollution in the world. This appendix includes a quarterly report of the deposition of strontium-90 and measurements of radionuclides and lead in surface air, milk, and tapwater. Includes a table of radionuclides.
Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: HASL (New York, N.Y.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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