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The Synthetic Liquid Fuel Potential of Texas

Description: Report documenting the suitability of Texas for plant locations to produce synthetic liquid fuels, based on raw materials, water sources, and local interest.
Date: January 25, 1952
Creator: Ford, Bacon, and Davis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uranium-bearing carbonaceous nodules of southwestern Oklahoma

Description: This paper concerns work done by the U.S. Geological Survey on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: February 25, 1957
Creator: Hill, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Static Corrosion Tests of Fabrication Material for D-12 Waste Evaporator

Description: Three types of stainless steel (309 SCB, Carpenter 20, 304-L) were exposed to both the liquid and vapor phase of each of three types of solutions. The time of exposure totaled ten days during which the specimens were cleaned and weighed periodically. The three synthetic D-12 waste solutions contained respectively chrome-high chloride, chrome-low chloride and high chloride sans chromium. The solutions were renewed at each weighing.
Date: June 25, 1953
Creator: Barnes, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Spectrophotometric Determination of Boron in Plutonium Using an Oxalate Separation

Description: An improved method for the determination of boron in plutonium is reported. Precipitation of plutonium (III) acid oxalate prior to color development with curcumin results in increased precision, greater speed, and lower costs. Results are presented of a statistical study involving all variables.
Date: June 25, 1953
Creator: Newell, Donald M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tests on a High Current R.F. Joint in Vacuum

Description: An R.F. joint tester was designed to determine the relative heating and tendency toward arching at high RF current density (100 amps/linear inch) of a 12 inch diameter circular copper butt joint in vacuum with several types of inserts and at various amounts of axial loading, ranging from a very small contact pressure to one of 1400 pounds per linear inch of joint.
Date: July 25, 1951
Creator: Wharton, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Biological Behavior of Organic Compounds Containing Radiophosphorus

Description: The study was undertaken with the objective of observing the distribution in the rat of organic compounds of phosphorus labelled with the P32 isotope as tracer. The fate of several of these compounds was studied in animals bearing tumors. The distribution of inorganic phosphate in animal tissues is well known but was included in this work for comparison with the organic phosphorus compounds.
Date: April 25, 1952
Creator: Morrison, D. C. & Crowley, Josephine F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Proposed R.F. Buncher for A-12

Description: A buncher and pre-accelerator for A-12 is described that has 360 degree acceptance and could handle a current of one ampere from a low voltage source.
Date: June 25, 1952
Creator: Colgate, S.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Chemistry Division Quarterly Report: June, July and August, 1950

Description: Quarterly progress report on various research projects conducted at the University of California Radiation Laboratory.
Date: September 25, 1950
Creator: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Theory of Asymmetric Arrays of Control Rods in Nuclear Reactors

Description: Introduction: Seldom does the actual arrangement of control elements in a nuclear reactor confers to the ideal and convenient mathematical array. In order to achieve shim control. safety and regulation, it is desirable to design with rods of different sizes and materials. With given fuel element arrangement, typically in square or hexagonal lattice spacing, there will be rods located at different distances form the center of the core and from each other. As the reactor operates, absorbers will be withdrawn, leaving further asymmetries in the location of those remaining. It is the purpose of this report to develop in detail a two-group diffusion theory with as complete generality as possible. The method is as yet restricted to the unreflected core, or to the reflected core by use of reflector savings and bare equivalent geometries.
Date: April 25, 1959
Creator: Murray, Raymond L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Review of the Corrosion Product Radioactivity Program at the Army Package Power Reactor : Alco R & D report

Description: Abstract: An analysis and a summary are.given of the radioactivity buildup program at the Army Package Power Reactor during the last nine months. · Due to the wide fluctuation of water and crud results, only general interpretations can be made with this data. Metal test coupon data indicate a substantially greater buildup on Croloy 16-1 metal than on Type 304 stainless steel. Coupled with the decreased ability to remove the radioactivity buildup on Croloy 16-1 by conventional descaling techniques, the implication is that this metal might pose a serious problem for use as steam generator material. It was emphasized, however, that results to date ae only preliminary and extensive additional experimentation would be required to reach more definite conclusions.
Date: April 25, 1958
Creator: Medin, A. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Uranium Chemistry of Raw Materials Section Progress Report for October 1, 1951 to December 31, 1951

Description: This progress report discusses the work during the fourth quarter of 1951. During this quarter, "the uranium raw materials program at ORNL has been devoted to studies of uranium chemistry and to the development of processes for deriving uranium and byproducts from various types of ores" (From introduction).
Date: January 25, 1952
Creator: Brown, K. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mathematics Panel Quarterly Progress Report for the Period Ending January 31, 1952

Description: This progress report discusses new additions to the Mathematics Panel and discusses new and further work happening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory relating to the Mathematics Panel, of particular note is the Oak Ridge computer which is being fabricated at Argonne National Laboratory and the Technitrol Company.
Date: April 25, 1952
Creator: Householder, Alston S., (Alston Scott), 1904-1993 & Perry, C. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Thermal Entrance Regions Part III. Heat Transfer to Liquid Metals

Description: Technical report covering the work done to explore heat transfer analytically and experimentally in liquid metals in turbulent flow within the thermal entrance region of circular tubes having uniform well temperature. Includes implications of this research. [From Summary]
Date: June 25, 1954
Creator: Harrison, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion Data From the ORNL Purex Pilot Plant Acid Recovery Equipment

Description: From abstract: "This report summarizes the corrosion data obtained for nine construction materials located throughout the ORNL Purex Pilot Plant Acid Recovery Unit during seven hundred hours of operation."
Date: March 25, 1952
Creator: Landry, J. W. & Ullmann, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Experimental Determination of Fission Product Heating After Shutdown of the Low Intensity Training Reactor

Description: Technical report containing the general arrangement of the Low Intensity Training Reactor and outcomes of experiments that have been performed in the reactor to measure the rate of fission product heat dissipation from the fuel pieces after loss of water. [From Summary, Introduction]
Date: September 25, 1951
Creator: Beall, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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ORNL ceramic information meeting trip report, October 1--3, 1956

Description: The meeting was opened by Leo Brewer, who spoke on a ``Self-Purifying Reactor.`` This is a reactor with theoretically designed-in separations processes, involving calculations to show that it is possible to vaporize many fission products away from fuels. The reactor would be analogous to a graphite rod impregnated with a uranium or thorium compound, vapor-coated with zirconium, and cooled by liquid metal. The fission products will vaporize when the rod gets hot enough, and will be carried out of the pile in a flow of helium. The details of what will happen to the rest of the pile at these temperatures, and of the materials of construction required to handle the situation are yet to be worked out. Remarks were heard from representatives of BMI, GE, Lockland, ANL, ORNL, KAPL, AEC and MCW on properties of uranium oxides and other refractory oxides.
Date: October 25, 1956
Creator: O`Leary, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Trip report: Battelle Memorial Institute, March 22-23, 1955

Description: Nickel-plated uranium corrosion samples, 1 inch dia. X 0.180 inch thick, press-clad with 30-mil aluminum at both 10 and 15 thousand psi, show improved corrosion resistance over samples press-clad at 6 thousand psi with the same time-temperature conditions. Design of equipment for the internal cladding of uranium tubes is progressing. The basic tools will be applicable to several variations of the proposed method of {open_quotes}inverse die sinking.{close_quotes} Analyses of double and triple melted Horizons` electrolytic thorium show a significant increase of H{sub 2} and O{sub 2}, upon remelting with a corresponding increase in the hardness of the metal.
Date: March 25, 1955
Creator: O`Leary, W. J. & Herries, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Removal of ruptured slug from tube No. 2169-B

Description: The 105-B Pile which was shut down on July 18, 1951 to permit removal of a ruptured uranium slug from tube No. 2169-B. The rupture was detected from effluent water monitor evidence and a survey of rear face pigtails. Removal was accomplished with the pneumatic charging machine using only normal pushing force.
Date: July 25, 1951
Creator: Baker, J. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project C-431-B -- Ball 3-X safety system -- 105-C

Description: The following is recommended: Initial installation of 39 hoppers of mixed boron steel and ordinary steel balls (80% B steel balls, 20% ordinary steel balls). (The remaining 6 hoppers are to be filled with removable step plugs). Procurement of sufficient balls for possible later installation of 80-20 mixed balls in place of step plugs.
Date: August 25, 1952
Creator: Reed, E. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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