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Recent Total Neutron Yield Measurements

Description: The report summarizes results obtained since September, 1951, by total neutron yield experiments using 190 Mev deuterons and the MnSo4 tank method (UCRL-1375 and UCRL-1480). A new method of beam monitoring has resulted in establishing firmly the absolute yield for solid uranium and thorium primary targets backed by a solid uranium secondary. The beam monitoring was done by using a primary target built into a faraday cup. This method circumvents errors caused by recombination in the ionization chambers used previously.
Date: January 21, 1951
Creator: Crandall, W. & Millburn, G.
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The Effect of Gases on the Wetting of Steels by Liquid Bismuth

Description: The effect of air, nitrogen, helium, argon, and a mixture of twenty volume percent of hydrogen in argon on the wetting of a stainless steel (Type 446), a two percent chromium-one half percent molybdenum type steel, and a plain carbon type steel by liquid bismuth was investigated
Date: January 17, 1951
Creator: Heckman, R. A.
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Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Physcis Division Quarterly Report: February - May 1948

Description: The following report is a quarterly report done by the Physics Division of the University of California's Radiation Laboratory, covering the period of February 1, 1948 to May 1, 1948. This report discusses general physics research and the development and operation of the accelerator.
Date: June 30, 1948
Creator: University of California. Radiation Laboratory.
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Research Progress Meeting June 10, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 10, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) 184-inch cyclotron (J. Vale); (2) Slow neutrons in the shielding of the 184-inch cyclotron (W. Benson); and (3) Fission of thorium with alpha particles (A. Newton).
Date: June 10, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting

Description: Technical report includes three reports of research progress: 1)Meson Mass Determination by Grain Counting, W. H. Barkas; 2) The Magnetic Beta Ray Lens Spectrograph, A. C. Helmholz; 3) Anthracene Counters, E. Martinelli.
Date: May 13, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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The Activity Coefficient of Plutonium(IV) Salts in Acidic Solutions

Description: Summary: The activity coefficient of Pu(Cl04)4 was measured in perchloric acid solutions. The procedure used was to measure the extraction of the neutral plutonium(IV)-TTA chelate into benzene-TTA solutions at different perchloric acid concentrations. Equations are presented which show the relation of the extraction coefficients, obtained in the above manner, to the activity coefficient of plutonium(IV) per-chlorate. The activity coefficient of Pu(Cl0~)4 is similar to that of a strong acid, e.g., perchloric acid, in that its value increases rapidly when the perchloric acid concentration becomes greater than 2M. The distribution coefficient of TTA between benzene and aqueous perchloric acid solutions was found first to decrease slightly and then to increase two fold as the perchloric acid was varied from 0.01 to 6M. The activity coefficient of the uranous-TTA chelate in benzene was calculated from the results of solubility measurements. The values of the activity coefficient of UK4 are,within experimental error, identical with the values of the activity coefficient of TTA itself.
Date: November 1948
Creator: Connick, R. E. & Reas, W. H.
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The Chelate Process III : Preliminary Continuous-Operation Studies

Description: Abstract: The rate of extraction of PuIV in either direction between benzene-TTA and aqueous HNO3 solutions is shown in the present study to be fast enough so that application of the chelate process to continuous operation should be feasible. This conclusion is based on two primary considerations: 1. The mechanism limiting the rate of extraction appears to be diffusion and not chemical-reaction-limiting. 2. The extraction may be controlled by adjustment of the system conditions to give almost any desired specifications of rate and/or equilibrium. A continuous process involving multiple extraction stages with a controlled pH gradient is proposed for obtaining maximum decontamination and plutonium recovery.
Date: June 1, 1948
Creator: Rubin, B. (Barney), 1924- & Hicks, T. E.
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting June 17, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 17, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) Potassium 43 (R. Overstreet); (2) Recoils (A. Ghiorso); (3) M.I.T. accelerator conference (W. Panofsky); and (4) Cosmic rays (Prof. Louis Le prince - Ringuet, France)
Date: June 17, 1948
Creator: Folden, Margaret Foss
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Magnetic Field Measurements by Nuclear Resonance

Description: Abstract: The purpose of this report is to outline the work done at the Radiation Laboratory toward the development of a magnetic field measuring device using the phenomenon of nuclear resonance. While the work described here is far from complete, it has served to indicate the limitations of the method as well as some of its possibilities. For reasons which will become apparent, the project is being discontinued. It is hoped that this report will serve as a starting point should the work be continued at some later time and that some of the mistakes already made need not be repeated.
Date: August 20, 1948
Creator: Kafitz, Peter
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting

Description: Technical report includes three reports of research progress: 1) Range Measurements on 190 Mev Deuterons, M. Stephan; 2) Meson measurements, C. Lattes; and 3) N-P Scattering, R. Christian.
Date: April 22, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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Research Progress Meeting June 3, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 3, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) Photomultipliers (L. Wouters); (2) Positive mesons (C.M.G. Lattes); and (3) Background work in 184-inch program (W. Panofsky).
Date: June 3, 1948
Creator: Folden, Margaret Foss
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Summary of the Research Progress Meeting June 24, 1948

Description: This summary of the research progress meeting on June 24, 1948 discusses the following topics: (1) Spectrographic analysis of alpha active materials (J. Conway); and (2) Range energy determinations (Dr. R.L. Thornton, Mr. Walter Stephan and Mr. Walter Aron).
Date: June 24, 1948
Creator: Wakerling, R. K. (Raymond Kornelious), 1914-
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Species of Uranium(VI) with TTA in Benzene and Perchloric Acid, the Charge on Uranyl Ion

Description: Abstract: Part I: A series of extraction experiments has been performed to determine the distribution coefficient of uranium(VI) between dilute perchloric acid and benzene solutions of TTA. The data are interpreted to show that the principal species in the acid phase is a doubly charged ion, UO2++. The discrepancies revealed in previous work(1) were not found. Part II: The spectrophotometric method of analysis developed for use in Part I has shown the existence of previously unreported species of uranium(VI) in the presence of TTA: UO2K2-HK in benzene, and UO2K+ in dilute acid. The absorption spectra of all the principal species are reported.
Date: September 1948
Creator: Orr, William C.
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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.
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Studies of the Metabolism of Certain Fission Products and Plutonium

Description: A short survey of some of the metabolic relationships of the elements, cerium, colurbium, plutonium, strontium, yttrium, and zirconium is presented. While the results of internally deposited radium have not been investigated in these experiments, they have been extensively studies by others. Because so much is known of its biological effects, it has been included in this historical survey.
Date: August 7, 1950
Creator: Kawin, Bergane; Copp, D. H. & Hamilton, J. G.
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The Photoproduction of Mesons from Hydrogen

Description: In an effort to gain information on the nature of the photon-meson and photon-nucleon interaction, a study of the artificial production of mesons by photons has been made at the Berkeley synchrotron. The major effort of this research was concentrated on a measurement of the energy and angular distribution of u+-mesons produced when the photons strike a target of liquid hydrogen. Detection of the mesons is accomplished electronically by the technique of delayed coincidence.
Date: August 24, 1950
Creator: Bishop, Amasa Stone
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