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13-Watt Curium-Fueled Thermoelectric Generator for Hard Lunar Impact Mission. Final Report-Subtask 5.8

Description: Results of a conceptual design study for a curium powered thermoelectric generator of minimum size and weight which is capable of sustaining hard impact is presented. The generator produces a minimum of 13 watts of d-c power at 3 volts, and weighs 6.2 pounds excluding shielding. (J.R.D.)
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Bloom, J. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Analysis of Purchasing Practices in Small School Systems of Texas

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to make a study of practices in the purchasing of school supplies in small school systems of Texas. The specific purposes are to measure the efficiency of supply purchasing in these school systems, and, secondarily, to develop purchasing procedures that can be used as a handbook in the purchase of school supplies.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Shields, Mayron
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An Analytical Study of Conditioning Programs for Interscholastic Girls' Championship Basketball Teams

Description: An analytical study was made concerning conditioning programs conducted by coaches of Conference AA and Conference AAA Texas senior high school girls' basketball teams which progressed to district championships in University Interscholastic League competition during the 1957-1958 season.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Atnip, Mary C.
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ANNUAL SUMMARY RESEARCH REPORT IN ENGINEERING FOR JULY 1, 1959-JUNE 30, 1960

Description: Work was continued on the determination of size and distribution of dispersed phase droplets in a pulse column. The droplet behavior and dispersed phase hold-up in Yorkmesh packing was studied with an equilibrated system of methyl isobutyl ketone and water with the ketone phase dispersed. An investigation is being made of the recovery of copper and EDTA from rare-earth ion exchange wastes. The effect of vapor properties on entrainment from bubble cap trays is being investigated. The design, construction, and operation of forced convection loops for circulating liquid metals are reported. The corrosion of 430 stainless steel and 21/2% Cr-l% Mo steel by a liquid lead- bismuth eutectic is reported. The operation of a stainless-steel sodium-cooled liquid-metal condenser is described. The effect of ten additives, including V, Mg, Zr, and Ce in inhibiting the corrosion of stainless steel by lead-bismuth eutectic is being investigated. The current process for preparation of sodium ethyl sulfate is given. Single crystals of Zn, Sn, Pb, and AgCl were grown with a simple, low cost, Bridgman-type crystallizer. Tests were performed at 800 to 1000 deg C on Y, Nb, and Ta loops, circulating Th-Mg and U-Cr eutectics. Work on the development of electromagnetic pumps is reported. A new technique was developed for applying an impervious coating of glass to yttrium. (For preceding period see IS-16.) (W.L.H.)
Date: August 1, 1960
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Anxiety in Jailees as Indicated by the Rorschach Test

Description: This study concerns an evaluation of anxiety levels in jailees awaiting trial in a county jail. Detecting anxiety which had been overtly controlled, and apparently hidden called for the use of a projective technique. Such an instrument would have the additional advantage of minimizing the effect of the observer upon the observed.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Haddan, Eugene E.
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The Appropriateness of Teaching Certain Religious Concepts to Children Between the Ages of Six and Twelve

Description: The problem for this study is to determine the appropriateness of presenting the concepts contained in the "Objectives of Christian Teaching and Training" to children ages six through twelve. The appropriateness of presenting these concepts will be based upon a comparison of research figures with the "Objectives of Christian Teaching and Training."
Date: August 1960
Creator: Daniel, James Harris
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Bibliography of SNAP Reports

Description: A listing is presented of documents, films, slides, and those items which were formally produced for utilization by the AEC concerning the SNAP project. (J.R.D.)
Date: August 1, 1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Church and the Segregation Crisis in the South

Description: Segregation, as in other realms of American life, is a great problem of the churches. Although the Supreme Court decision and call for action by the President have produced few revolutionary changes, the churches of the South have taken steps to cope with this problem. Slow and faltering though these moves may be, they represent a new awakening on the part of individual churches to a pressing social responsibility.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Swim, Sammie E.
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A Comparison of Learner-Centeredness in Teacher Attitudes and Verbal Behavior

Description: The problem of this study was to determine whether teachers' attitudes as revealed by responses to an attitude instrument reflect teachers' classroom behaviors as implied by a behavior record of verbal comments to pupils. This research, in effect, was a check on the predictive validity of the attitude instrument used in the study, the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Harder, Nancy Alliene
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Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Control System Design

Description: The Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Control System has been designed to provide the operators with a reliable, safe and accurate means of controlling the plant. Manual and automatic positioning of control rods can be accomplished. The automatic plant controller has been designed to meet the design criteria under the representative CETR demanded load changes. Adaptability has been built into the plant controller by providing variable controller adjustments for variations in reactor characteristics. Extensive analog studies have been made of the various plant parameters and their effect on control was carefully evaluated. These analog studies have shown that the control system will perform in a satisfactory manner under the most adverse plant conditions.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Carson, W. E.; Chubb, W. B.; Pickett, R. T. & Deddens, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion Product Activity Distribution Across the Chemical Process System in the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor Plant

Description: A study has been performed to determine the corrosion product and water impurity activities in the CETR Chemical Process System. A simplified mathematical model is used to represent the physical situation; however, the magnitude of the activities, taken at the end of the core life to represent the most conservative case, is considered sufficiently accurate for engineering calculations.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Babcock & Wilcox Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CREEP AND CORROSION PROPERTIES OF ZIRCALOY-2 IN STEAM AT 750 F

Description: Test equipment to determine the creep properties of Zircaloy-2 in a 750 deg F 500-psi steam atmosphere was designed and constructed. Duplicate tests were performed at stresses to produce failure in approximately 1, 10, 100, and 1000 hr. A comparison between these data and data obtained in vacuum-test equipment showed that a corrosive test atmosphere does not alter ductility or failure times appreciably. (auth)
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Jablonowski, E. J. & Shober, F. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Design of the Movable and Fixed Control Components for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor

Description: Prototype testing and thorough design analyses have proven the control components for the Consolidated Edison Thorium Reactor are adequate to withstand loads imposed during operation and handling. Assumptions made in the design analyses and cycles run during prototype testing subjected the components to more rigid conditions that are anticipated during actual operation. Results indicate the control components meet their design requirements.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Gestson, D. K.; Collings, D. M. & Maynard, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of a Fuel-Element Leak-Detection System Based on the Principle of Isotopic Exchange

Description: The selective removal of halide fission products from an aqueous solution by exchange with the halide in a solid silver halide was studied as the basis for a fuel-element leak detector. The retention of fission-product halides on a silver halide column was investigated as a function of coolant flow rate, halide anion, and column size. Fission prcduct decontamination factors and predicted operating lifetimes were obtained for a number of reactor operating conditions. It is concluded that a sensitive, rapid leak detector for a water- cooled reactor could be constructed from a silver bromide or iodide column monitored by a neutron detector to detect delayed neutrons from the halide fission products. The feasibility of gross gamma monitoring was found to be dependent upon the intensity of the gamma background arising from absorbed fission products on the silver halide column. (auth)
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Howes, J. E., Jr.; Elleman, T. S. & Sunderman, D. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Corrosion-Resistant Alloys for Use as Container Materials for Decladding Solutions or as Welding Alloys

Description: Twenty-four experimental alloys were developed and evaluated as container materials or welding alloys for use with Sulfex and Niflex decladding solutions. Niflex solutions which were more corrosive than Sulfex solutions to most of the experimental alloys, produced severe localized attack on weldments made on vacuum-melted Hastelloy F with the experimental alloys. However, several of the alloys, when self-welded, were not selectively attacked. Some of these showed a substantial improvement in resistance to the decladding solutions. The most promising alloys were based on either 45 wt.% nickel--22 wt.% chromium or 50 wt.% nickel--25 wt.% chromium, with at least 6 wt.% molybdenum, and 1 wt.% titanium, 0.6 wt.% manganese, 0.4 wt. % silicon, 0.02 wt.% carbon, and the balance, iron. The alloy most resistant to both solutions contained 6 wt.% molybdenum and 1 wt.% copper in the 50 wt.% nickel--25 wt.% chromium base. Its corrosion rate of 22 mils per month in Niflex, with no selective attack, was significantly lower than the 105 mils per month recorded for Hastelloy F. Even lower rates would be expected under the less stringent conditions of actual process operation. Indications are that more resistance might be obtained by increasing the chromium and nickel contents. (auth)
Date: August 1, 1960
Creator: Peterson, Charles L.; Drennen, David C.; Langston, Merritt E.; Hall, A. M. & Boyd, Walter K.
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