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Plates 1-12: Final Report: Geological, Geophysical, Chemical, and Hydrological Investigations of the Sand Springs Range, Fairview Valley, and Fourmile Flat, Churchill County, Nevada

Description: Plates documenting results of some tests performed during the site evaluation of the Sand Springs Range including aerial photography, various types of mapping and surveying of the physical and hydrological aspects of the location, and other supplementary materials.
Date: April 26, 1965
Creator: Nevada. Bureau of Mines.
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The Synthetic Liquid Fuel Potential of Arizona

Description: Report documenting the suitability of Arizona for plant locations to produce synthetic liquid fuels, based on raw materials, water sources, and local interest. In this report, they analyze the state primarily for coal deposits suitable for synthetic liquid fuels.
Date: February 26, 1951
Creator: Ford, Bacon, and Davis
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Leached-zone material in overburden dumps, Varn and Peace Valley Mines, land-pebble phosphate district, Florida

Description: This report presents the results of a study of leached-zone material in overburden dumps at international Minerals and Chemical Corporation's Peace valley mine and Swift and Company's Varn mine.
Date: January 26, 1953
Creator: Cathcart, James Bachelder; Blade, Lawrence V. & Gray, C. H.
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Exploratory drilling on Frey Point Mesa, White Canyon area, San Juan County, Utah

Description: The principal objectives of the exploratory diamond drilling programs conducted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission on Frey Point Mesa were to determine the presence of minable uranium ore; to study the lithologic and structural characteristics of paleostream channels and their relation to ore occurrence; and to accumulate geologic information essential for an appraisal of the uranium resources of the area.
Date: June 26, 1957
Creator: Miller, L. J.; Spencer, D. F & Oertell, E. W.
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The Inference of Adsorption from Differential Double Layer Capacitance Measurements

Description: From Abstract : "Dependence of boundary tension and capacitance at the mercury-aqueous 0.1 N HClO4 interface on polarization and organic solute concentration were determined for the colutes n-amyl alcohol and phenol. ... An earlier treatment proposed by this Laboratory based on a (non-thermodynamic) assumption of linear variation of surface charge density with coverage appears adequately justified for inference of fractional surface coverages near the electrocapillary maximum, but must be considered approximate for evaluation of molar area at full coverage in cases where linear variation of charge with coverage has not been demonstrated."
Date: April 26, 1963
Creator: Hansen, Robert S.; Kelsh, Dennis J. & Grantham, D. H.
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Planar Dynode Multipliers for High-Speed Counting

Description: Technical report discussing a new high-speed electron multiplier using a planar dynode configuration. This multiplier has a total transit time significantly shorter than available in conventional structures of equivalent gain. It also features rise-times generally less than three nanoseconds while providing the large sensitive area of an unfocused configuration. Two basic types of planar dynodes are employed: transmission secondary emission thin films as the early multiplier stages and silver-magnesium modified mesh multipliers as the high current output stages.The relevant gain and pulse-response data for these two types of dynodes are presented. The structure is quite flexible and permits the number and types of dynodes to be easily tailored to a specific application. In particular it will be shown how the number of mesh-type dynodes may be altered to effect a trade-off between current handling capabilities and rise-time characteristics. Several possible combinations of these planar dynods have been incorporated in photomultipliers whose gain, dark current, pulse response, and operating life are discussed.
Date: February 26, 1964
Creator: Sapp, W. W. & Sternglass, Ernest J.
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The Scandium-Yttrium and Scandium-Zirconium System

Description: Technical report. From Abstract : "The scandium-yttrium and scandium-zirconium were studied by thermal and x-ray methods. Both systems are characterized by complete solid solubility in the low temperature hexagonal form and in the high temperature bcc form. In the Sc-Y system, there is a minimum in the solidus at 50 at. pct and 1365°C, while the solidus in the Sc-Zr system follows a nearly straight line relationship between the melting point of scandium and zirconium. There is a minimum in the temperature of transition from hexagonal to bcc in the Sc-Y system at 43 at. pct Y and 1175°C; while the temperature of transition is raised in the Sc-Zr system to a maximum of 1415°C at 30 at. pct Zr."
Date: October 26, 1962
Creator: Beaudry, B. J. & Daane, A. H.
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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 europium and ytterbium metals are primarily in the divalent state.Small anomalies observed in europium were attributed to transitions between electronic states when some trivalent ions occur in these metals. The entropy of the fcc-bcc transition for ytterbium was found to be approximately two-thirds that of the other rare-earth metals for which a close-paced to body-centered cubic transformation has been observed."
Date: July 26, 1961
Creator: Berg, J. R.; Spedding, F. H. (Frank Harold), 1902- & Daene, A. H.
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Studies in Beta and Gamma Ray Spectroscopy

Description: The study of artificial radioactive isotopes is at the present time one of the most important topics in nuclear research. It involves the establishment of a detailed term scheme for the disintegration in question. Not only are the energies of the components of the different beta and gamma radiations of interest, but also their intensities. These data give information concerning the probabilities of transitions between the different nuclear energy levels. From them it is possible to draw conclusions regarding the mechanism of the disintegration and to correlate the spina and parities of the levels.
Date: January 26, 1950
Creator: Hayward, Raymond Webster, Jr.
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High Energy Excitation Functions in the Heavy Region

Description: The electrostatically deflected beam of the 184-inch cyclotron has been used with the stacked foil and absorber technique to determine the excitation functions. The data are presented graphically and discussed individually for each of the reactions. The results are discussed in terms of compound nucleus formation, transparency effects, and other factors in order to arrive at a qualitative picture for the mechanism of high energy nuclear reactions with heavy nuclei.
Date: September 26, 1950
Creator: Meinke, W. W.; Wick, G. C. & Seaborg, G. T.
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Methods of Analysis of Fission Products in the Experimental Biology Section

Description: From abstract: "This report describes methods used for radiochemical analysis of fission products most used in the Experimental Biology Section. The report includes methods of analysis of Sr89, Ba140-La140, Zr95-Cb95, Ce144-Pr144, and Y91 by standard chemical procedures. In addition, a method of analysis by use of an absorption curve is described in some detail for Zr95-Cb95 mixtures. The absorption curve method makes possible rapid determination of percentage composition of a mixture of isotopes with a minimum of chemical manipulation by utilizing the differences in absorption characteristics of the emitted rays."
Date: September 26, 1946
Creator: Tompkins, Paul C.; Broido, Abraham; Wish, Leon & Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000
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Present Status of the Bevatron R. F. System

Description: The general method of controlling the radio frequency for the full scale Bevatron will be the same as that used on the 1/4 scale machine. The details of course will be modified to meet the requirements of greater range, higher output voltage and closer tracking tolerances. In addition, there is the added complication introduced by the current ripple.
Date: April 26, 1950
Creator: Riedel, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Colloidal Radioalbumin Aggregates for Organ Scanning : presented at 10th Annual Meeting, Nuclear Medicine Society, Montreal, Canada, June 26-29, 1963

Description: Abstract: The exhibit shows that colloidal aggregates (10 to 20 mu) of human serum albumin I131 may be used safely by intravenous injection to perform photoscans of the heart, liver, spleen, stomach, and salivary glands in man. Large particle size suspensions (10 to 50 mu) of the same material are being investigated experimentally in animals for scanning the lungs after intravenous injection and the brain following injection into an internal carotid artery. The advantages of this test material are the relatively low radiation exposure to the target organs and the number of organs that may be examined. Radiation exposure is low because of the rapid turnover in the target organs and removal from the body, mainly by urinary excretion, within 72 hours. The mechanism of liver-spleen localization with this organic colloid is the same as for inorganic colloidal radiogold198, namely, rapid removal from the blood by the phagocytic cells of the liver and spleen. However, in contrast to the inorganic colloid, which remains in the phagocytic cells permanently, albumin is digested by proteolytic enzymes and the I131 abel is set free to re-enter the general circulation. With the thyroid blocked, the I131 is excreted mainly in the urine as free iodide together with other labeled albumin degradation products, such as tyrosine and peptides. The calculated radiation dose to the liver is at least 100 times less from colloidal albumin I131 than from an equal dose of Au198.
Date: June 26, 1963
Creator: Taplin, George V.; Dore, Earl K.; Johnson, DeLores E. & Kaplan, Harriet.
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Measurement of Weak Neutron Intensities by Szilard-Chalmers Reaction in Calcium Permanganate Solution

Description: From abstract: "A sensitive method for measuring the intensity of weak neutron sources by measuring induced Mn56 beta activity after concentration by a Szilard-Chalmers process has been developed. The practical detection efficiency for Ra-Be neutron is 7.8%; the procedure is capable of detecting a neutron intensity of about one neutron per second."
Date: September 26, 1946
Creator: Dodson, R. W.; Goldwell, Maxwell & Sullivan, John H.
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Tributyl Phosphate as an Alternate Solvent for Extraction of "25" from spent MTR Fuel Assemblies

Description: Technical report showing how, on a laboratory scale, a one-cycle solvent extraction process using tributyl phosphate (TBP) can be used for the recovery and decontamination of uranium 235 from spent Materials Testing Reactor fuel assemblies.
Date: September 26, 1950
Creator: Runion, T. C.; Bamberg, I. L. & Fowler, V. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Power Density Development Project: Potter Meter Calibration and Instrumented Fuel Bundle Pressure Drop

Description: Summary: Technical report describing the testing of eight Potter Meters, for metering inlet flow and measuring exit steam qualities in the Consumers Big Rock Point Instrumented Fuel Assemblies, were individually calibrated for flow and pressure drop up to 500 gpm in the low temperature (130 F) fluid flow facility. The flow calibration comparison made with an ASME orifice installation, agreed to within + - 1 percent among seven of the meters, and meter Serial No. 8 was 2.8 percent lower than the others. Pressure drop among the meters was within about 5 percent. Locked rotor pressure drop data was obtained on one meter. A fully instrumented fuel bundle was tested in the low temperature facility and pressure drop data obtained for the tieplates and meters, spacers, and channel rods. A mock-up of the exit end of the instrumented fuel bundles, composed of 1 foot of fuel rods, tieplate, and Potter Meter was tested in the High Pressure Heat Transfer Facility. Data was obtained for single- and two-phase calibration of total flow and exit steam quality in an instrumented bundle. Each meter was operated, for a minimum of 6-8 hours after bearing modifications necessitated by seizure of the rotors, in the High Pressure Facility under conditions of 1000 psi and qualities of about 5-6 percent to verify operation and obtain some run-in time before reactor installation. A total of 655 hours of test and run-in time was made on all eight meters.
Date: July 26, 1963
Creator: Polomik, E. E. & Swan, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Synergistic Effect of Tri-N-Octylamine on the Solvent Extraction of Thorium by Thenolytricluoroacetone

Description: This technical report seeks to ascertain which amine species cause the synergistic effect exerted by tri-n-octylamine (TNOA) on the solvent extraction of thorium by TTA, the nature of the species formed, and the values of the equilibrium constants involved. This report also includes 2 figures and 2 tables to accompany the findings.
Date: April 26, 1962
Creator: Newman, Leonard & Klots, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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