Ward Center For Nuclear Sciences Records,1955-2006.

Collection Number: 16-15-3596

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences records, 1955-2006.
Collection Number:
16-15-3596
Creator:
Cornell University.
Quantity:
16.7 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Reports, organizational records, and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes reports, minutes of meetings, as built-drawings, manuals, visitor registers, and log books concerning the nuclear reactor in Ward Hall and the Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ward Laboratory was built in the 1960s for instruction and research in the field of nuclear engineering, first in Cornell's School of Applied and Engineering Physics and then as the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program. In 1995 the College of Engineering disbanded the program, but in 1997 the Lab became the Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences, a campus-wide center. Howard Aderhold was the center director from 1962 until 2006. The TRIGA (teaching, research, isotope, General Atomics) Mark II nuclear reactor was decommissioned in 2001.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes reports, minutes of meetings, as built-drawings, manuals, visitor registers, and log books concerning the nuclear reactor in Ward Hall and the Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences. Also a set of slides of the Ward Center.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Alderhold, Howard.
Cornell University. Ward Laboratory.
Cornell University. Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences.

Subjects:
Nuclear physics -- Study and teaching.
Nuclear physics -- Research.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Boxes 6, 13, and 9 are restricted to permission of the University Counsel's Office and the University Radiation Safety Officer.
Cite As:
Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences Records, #16-15-3596. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Folder of misc. publications, diagrams and reactor dedication program located in box 7, slides of Cornell Nuclear Reactor Lab in box 15.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Radiation Safety Committee
Box 1
Series II. Technical Specifications
Box 2
Series III. Historical
Boxes 3-5
General Historical
>Drawings & Insurance
Series IV. Reports and Publications
Box 6, 8-11, 13, 15
Boxes 6, 13 and 9 are [RESTRICTED]
Dosimetry Reports
Miscellaneous Reports
Annual Reports
Unsorted Reports and Papers
Series V. CURL
Boxes 11-12
Series VI. Decommissioning
Box 7
Series VII. International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy - Geneva, Switzerland
Boxes 14-15

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Safety Committee Minutes
2000-2004
Box 1
WSC Minutes (binder)
1999-2000
Box 1
Raditation Safety Committee
1981-1990
Box 1
Safety Committee
1970-1979
Box 1
Safety Committee
1974-1979
Box 1
Safety Committee
1970-1973
Box 1
Safety Committee
1967-1969
Box 1
Safety Committee
1964-1966
Box 1
Safety Committee
1961-1963
Box 2
Triga Operations, Technical Specifications, Control Rm Copy
2006
Box 2
Triga Tech Specs + License Renewal
1983
Box 2
Triga Tech Specs
1999
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs
1981
Box 2
Triga License Amendment #4
1972
Box 2
Tech Specs Amendment
1997
Box 2
Technical Specifications R-80
1975
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs Surveillance
1992
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs Surveillance
1991
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs Surveillance
1990
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs Surveillance
1985
Box 2
ZPR Tech Specs Surveillance
1988
Box 2
Revisions Curl 2 and Tech Specs
1983
Box 2
NRC Reactor Licenses and Correspondence
Box 2
ZPR License Renewal
1983
Box 2
License Renewal Triga
1980
Box 2
License and Safety Evaluation Report ZPR Reactor
1983
Box 2
Amendments 10, 11, 12
Box 2
License Amendment, TRIGA, ZPR Tech Specs
2006
Box 2
TRIGA License Amendment
2003
Box 2
License and Safety Evaluation Report TRIGA Reactor
1983
Box 2
License and Safety Evaluation Report TRIGA Reactor (appendix A)
1983
Box 2
ZPR Amendment No. 7, License
2006
Box 2
ZPR Amendment No. 8, DP
2006
Box 2
TRIGA Amendment No. 13, License
2006
Box 2
TRIGA Amendment No 14, DP
2006
Box 2
ZPR License Renewal
1981
Box 2
License Renewal at Increased Power Level
1983
Box 2
Renewal of License R-80 TRIGA
1983
Box 3
3.0 MeV Dynamitron
1964
Box 3
Gamma Cell - General Description
1960-1969
Box 3
Artists Dwg TRIGA (overhead sheets)
Box 3
Technical Specifications (construction) Cornell Reactor Facility
1960
Box 3
Neutron Radiography and the CU TRIGA Reactor and its applications
Box 3
Artists renderings - CU and other nuclear facilities
1961
Box 3
Architectural Drawings - Vitro Engineering
1959
Box 3
General Atomics - Contract
1959
Box 3
General Atomics - RIGA reactor and brochures (not selected)
1959
Box 3
AEC Hazards Report for CU Swimming Pool Reactor
1959
Box 3
GA TRIGA proposal
1959
Box 3
Technical Foundations of TRIGA
1958
Box 3
Typical Experiments for TRIGA Mark II
1958
Box 3
Fast Rabbit system report
1963
Box 3
Fast Rabbit drawings
Box 3
TRIGA Mechanical Maintenance and Operating Manual (GD/GA)
1961
Box 3
TRIGA Instrumentation Maintenance Manual
1961
Box 3
GA TRIGA Proposal
1959
Box 3
Misc Historical including slides, photos, transparencies, and brochures
Box 3
Slides of 1974 Refueling
1974
Box 3
Reactor Core Drawings - General Atomics
1959
Box 3
TRIGA Mark II Reactor Description
1961
Box 3
Poison Sections for Cornell ZPR
1961
Box 3
Curtiss Wright Specs and Drawings
1961
Box 3
Control Rod Drives
1960
Box 3
Misc. Correspondence including delivery letter
1962
Box 3
As-Built - Plumbing, Foundation and Basement Plans
1959
Box 3
Approved - HVAC Piping Positive Ion and Electron Accelerators
1963
Box 3
As-Built - Gamma Cell Arrangement Plan and Sections
1959
Box 3
As-Built - Gamma Cell Plugs, Wells, and Details
1959
Box 3
As-Built - HVAC Flow and Control Diagrams
1959
Box 3
As-Built - Piping Arrangement ZPR and SPR
1959
Box 3
As-Built - Process Flow Diagram Purification, Storage, and Dump System
1959
Box 3
Drawings of Custom Parts
Box 3
Beam Port Centerline Survey
Box 4
Nuclear Reactor (includes photos and drawings)
1955
Box 4
AMF Atomics - Proposal for the CU reactor project book I
1959
Box 4
Babcock Wilcox - Proposal for CU reactor
1959
Box 4
AMF Atomics - Proposal for the CU reactor project book III
1959
Box 4
General Electric - A Critical Experiment Reactor
1959
Box 4
Reactor Specs for bidding
1959
Box 4
Reactor Plans/Maps
1957
Box 4
Reactor - Tech Data on other reactors of use
Box 4
Phase 2 Jan 31 on
1959
Box 4
ZPR proposal - Bendis Aviation Corp
1958
Box 4
Building and Layout (conceptual)
1958
Box 4
Vitro - Letters + conference
1957-1958
Box 4
Notes: Vitro Phase I
1957-1958
Box 4
Reactor Faculty Committee Phase
1959
Box 4
Reactor Bid Evaluation
1959
Box 4
Reactor Outline
1956
Box 4
Reactor Committee
1956
Box 4
Large Reactor
1957
Box 4
Bldg
1959
Box 4
Nuclear Publicity
1955
Box 4
Vitro - Technical Data Phase I
1957
Box 4
Reactor Possible Subcontractors - Phase II
1958
Box 4
B+W Correspondence and Notes
1958
Box 4
Reactor Bid Evaluation - Vitro Summaries
1959
Box 4
Preliminary Proposal by ACF
Box 4
Reactor Bid Specs
1958
Box 4
Argonaut
1956
Box 4
Research Reactor (GE)
Box 5
Vitro Drawings (misc)
1959
Box 5
GA/GD Misc Reactor Drawings
Box 5
TRIGA fuel rod drawing
1977
Box 5
ZPR 20th Year (includes slides and newspaper article)
Box 5
Drawings (accelerator)
1980
Box 5
Fission Chamber (new)
1992
Box 5
Dry Tube Irradiation Facility
1977
Box 5
Center Channel
1993
Box 5
Core and Center Channel
1991
Box 5
Neutron Guide Tube
1991
Box 5
Ward Lab Rules and Procedures Manual
2000
Box 5
AEC Insurance files
Box 5
ANI Insurance files
Boxes 6, 13 and 9 are [RESTRICTED]
Box 6
Dosimeters - General Correspondence
Box 6
7/02-6/03 Pocket Chamber Logs
2002-2003
Box 6
Visitor Pocket Chamber Logs
2003
Box 6
Visitor Records - Dosimetry Papers
Box 6
Dosimeter Calibrations
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs 5/89-6/91
1989-1991
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1996-1997
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1995-1996
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1994-1995
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
2000-2002
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1999-2000
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1998-1999
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1997-1998
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1987-1989
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs (loose)
1972-1986
Box 6
Pocket Chamber Logs
1970-1971
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
196-1969
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1967-1968
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1966-1967
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1965-1966
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1964-1965
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1963-1964
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1962-1963
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
1961-1962
Box 9
Westinghouse Baltimore
1985
Box 9
Radiation Exposure Records
Box 9
Westinghouse + Sorrento Elect. Dose Records/Reports
2001
Box 9
Pocket Chamber Logs
2003
Box 9
2001 Pocket Chambers
2001
Box 9
Kaman Sciences Dosimeter Calibrations
2001
Box 9
Pocket Dosimeter Victoreen
1985
Box 19
Dosimetry Calibration
1987
Box 13
Dosimetry reports
1961-2004
Box 19
Lab Safety Meeting
1984
Box 19
EHS Permits and Correspondence and Rad Material Licenses
Box 19
Misc Correspondence
1960s
Box 19
1970s Sit-In
1970
Box 15
Research Reports
Box 15
"Effect of Surface Environments on the Mechanical Behaviour of Metals" - by I. R. Kramer
December 1961
Box 15
"Plutonium" - Los Almos Scientific Lab
1960
Box 15
Proceedings of the International Seminar of Industrial Research and Development Institutes in Developing Countries - Volumes I and 2
November 30-December 11, 1964
Box 19
License and Safety Evaluation Reports - Zero Power Reactor
1983
Box 19
Reactor Checklists
1993
Box 19
Ward Lab Emergency Plan
1984
Box 19
Ward Center for Nuclear Sciences Report including material compiled for Review
2000-2001
Box 16
General Atomic Documents - Vol. 1 written by A.W. McReynolds
1956-1963
Box 16
General Atomic Documents - Vol. II written by A.W. McReynolds
1958-1961
Box 16
General Atomic Reports - written by A.W. McReynolds
196-1959
Box 16
Publications written by A.W. McReynolds
1939-1962
Box 16
Triga Subcritical Assembly Studies I Graphite-Reflected Systems - GAMD 734
February 24, 1959
Box 16
Research Applications of the Flash Triga Reactor by A.W. McReynolds, GA 1055
March 25, 1960
Box 16
Calculation of Upper Bound Temperature in Triga Fuel Elements During a Flash, GAMD 1904
December 8, 1960
Box 16
Triga Mark II Reactor Instrumentation Maintenance Manual, GA 1821
December 9, 1960
Box 16
Considerations of Additional Applications of a Flashing Triga Reactor, GAMD 1891
December 13, 1960
Box 16
A General Description of the TAERF-GA Controlled Fusion Program, GAMD 1891
July 1, 1961
Box 16
The General Atomic Electron Linear Accelerator, GA 1855
July 14, 1961
Box 16
Research Programs with the Triga Reactors by Frederic de Hoffmann, GA 2579
September 22, 1961
Box 16
Differential Neutron Thermalization Annual Summary Report
October 1, 1960-September 30, 1961
Box 16
Production of Isotopes for Research, GA 2019
February 15, 1961
Box 16
The Triga Mark F Pulsing Reactor
October 17, 1961
Box 16
Triga Mark II Reactor Description, GA 568
no date
Box 16
Triga Mark III 1 - Megawatt Advanced Research Reactor
no date
Box 16
A Syllabus for the Triga Training Program, GA 2812
January 1, 1962
Box 16
Phonon-Phonon Interactions in Bose Systems by Mark Nelkin, GA 2990
March 2, 1962
Box 16
General Atomic Experience and Capability in Conducting Research on Radiation Effects, GA 3710
December 7, 1962
Box 16
Neutron Interaction in Zirconium Hydride, GA 4490
January 6, 1964
Box 16
Space Electron Radiation Shielding - Bremsstrahlung and Electron Transmission - G.D. Magnuson and A.W. McReynolds, GDA-ERR-AN 717
February 1965
Box 16
Triga Applications Bulletins
March, July 1962; June, November 1963
Box 16
Institute for Atomenergi - Nora Project Summary Report
1961-1964
Box 16
Institute for Atomenergi - Advanced Course on Neutron Crystal Spectrometry Volumes I and II
June 1962
Box 16
Programming and Utilization of Research Reactors - Proceedings of Symposium
October 1961
Box 16
Oak Ridge National Laboratory - "Experimental Simulation of Large, High Field Superconducting Magnet Operation" by W.F. Gauster and D.L. Coffey
March 1965
Box 16
Aveco Everett Research Lab "Critical Current Degradation in Weide Samples of High Field Strip Conductors" by Eric Hoag
June 1965
Box 16
Aveco Everett Research Lab "Experimental Investigation of Advanced Superconducting Magnets" by Eric Hoag
July 1965
Box 16
"The Berkley Research Reactor" prepared by Lawrence Ruby Research Reactor Committee
October 1963
Box 16
"Neutron Activation Analysis" U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Box 16
Intermediate Hazards Report to the Atomic Energy Commission for the Cornell University Swimming Pool Reactor - Volume I and II of Addendum I - KLX-1789
December 1959
Box 16
Research Reactor Notes and Drawings
1950s
Box 17
Equipment Manuals
1950s-1960s
Box 17
University of Michigan Engineering Summer Conferences - Optical Masters - Theory, Technology and Applications
Summer 1963
Box 17
Symposium on the Inelastic Scattering of Neutrons - Abstracts of Papers - Bombay, India
December 1964
Box 17
Liquid Tile Procedure for A.E.C. Work - Everhield Products
Box 8
Monthly Reports
1967-1987
Box 8
Annual Reports
1999
Box 8
Annual report user data
1981
Box 8
Annual report information
1960-1979
Box 8
Annual Reports
1970-1999
Box 10
Reports and papers (unsorted)
Box 11
Reports and papers (unsorted)
1950-1989
Box 19
Publications written by Professor Cady
1960-1999
Many of these reports contain the same material as a thesis presented by the author to the Graduate School for a PhD
Box 11
CURL 1 - The Cornell University Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
May 1961
Box 11
CURL 2 - Final Safeguards Report to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for the Cornell University TRIGA Reactor
May 1961
Box 11
CURL 2 Suppl. 1 - Supplement No.1 to the Final Safeguards Report to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for the Cornell University TRIGA Reactor
September 1980
Box 11
CURL 4 - Final Safeguards Report to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission for the Cornell University Zero Power Reactor
May 1962
Box 11
CURL 6 - Non Linear Prompt Neutron Kinetics in Multigroup Diffusion Theory
July 1963
Box 11
CURL 7 - Initial Experiments on the Cornell University Zero Reactor Cores
February 1964
Box 11
CURL 10 - A Simplified Cell Theory Applied to the Calculation of Thermal Neutron Spectra in Light Water Lattices
September 1964
Box 11
CURL 11 - Experimental Determination of the Isothermal Temperature Coefficients of Reactivity and Temperature Dependent Thermal Disadvantage Factors of the Cornell University Zero Power Reactor
September 1964
Box 11
CURL 12 - An Experimental Comparison of the Fast and Thermal Neutron Buckling in a Uranium Dioxide Light-Water Moderated Critical Assembly
February 1967
Box 11
CURL 16 - A Procedure for Evaluating Modified Pulsed Source Experiments in Subcritical Nuclear Reactors
September 1966
Box 11
CURL 14 - Neutron Transport Analysis of Central Water Gap Effects in the Cornell University Critical Assembly
September 1965
Box 19
CURL 15 - Theory and Measurement of Neutron Importance in Nuclear Reactors
September 1966
Box 12
CURL 17 - The Abundance and Distribution of Chlorine in Iron Meteorites
November 1966
Box 12
CURL 18 - Potassium-Argon Ages of Iron Meteorites
February 1967
Box 12
CURL 20 - Monte Carlo and Experimental Analyses of Nuclear Reactor Fluctuation Models
September 1967
Box 12
CURL 21 - Experimental Analysis of Rossi-Alpha and Noise Parameters in a Subcritical Nuclear Reactor
September 1967
Box 12
CURL 22 - Effect of Water Gaps on Physics of Light Water Reactor Lattices
September 1967
Box 12
CURL 23- Investigation of Space Dependent Fast Fission Ratios and Measurement of Fission Fragment Recoil Ranges in Aluminum
September 1967
Box 12
CURL 24 - Experimental Studies of Ba136m, Xe134m, Xe127m, and Xe125m
June 1968
Box 12
CURL 28 - A Fast Storage System for Pulse-Height Data and Experiments on 31 Millisecond Gd155m
January 1968
Box 12
CURL 31 - Development of the L X-Ray Intensity Pattern Method for Multipolarity Determination and Its Application to Tantalum-182
June 1969
Box 12
CURL 32 - Neutron Pulse Propagation in Multiplying Assemblies
Jun3 1969
Box 12
CURL 33 - Transverse Propagation of Neutron Waves
January 1970
Box 12
CURL 36 - Error Estimate in Reactor Theory
June 1970
Box 12
CURL 37 - Neutron Waves in Reflected Reactors
September 1970
Box 12
CURL 39 - K Forbidden Isomerism of the 11/2 (505) Nilsson Orbital in the Odd A, N=91 Isotones
January 1971
Box 12
CURL 41 - The Effects of Reactor Radiation on the Nitrogen-Hydrogen-Alumina System
September 1971
Box 12
CURL 47 - The Growth and Coalescence of Voids in Irradiated Metals
August 1974
Box 19
CURL 49 - Transient Analysis of the Primary System of a Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor Plant
January 1976
Box 12
CURL 50 - A Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor Simulation
July 1976
Box 12
CURL 51 - Nufuel - A Computer Code for Calculating the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost of a Light Water Reactor
August 1977
Box 12
CURL 52 - Dynamic Analysis of Loop Type Liquid Medal Fast Breeder Reactors
November 1977
Box 12
CURL 53 - System Modeling for Transient Analysis of Loop-Type Liquid-Metal-Cooled Fast Breeder Reactors
May 1978
Box 12
CURL 54 - An Experimental Investigation of the K, J = 4,4 K-Forbidden Isomer in 236U Via Thermal Neutron Capture
May 1979
Box 12
CURL 56 - Systems Modeling For a Pool-Type Liquid Metal-Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor
January 1980
Box 12
CURL 57 - Experimental Study of the Efficiency and Electron Multiplicity Spectra of an Inner-Shell Vacancy Detector
May 1980
Box 12
CURL 58 - A General Sensitivity Theory for Simulations of Nonlinear Time-Dependent Systems
January 1981
Box 12
CURL 59 - The Design and Construction of a Cold Neutron Source for Use in the Cornell Triga Reactor
October 1982
Box 19
CURL 60 - A General Theory of Response
October 1982
Box 7
Final Status Survey Report
2007
Box 7
Decommissioning Specifications
2005
Box 7
Energy Solutions Technical Plans
2005-2006
Box 7
Miscellaneous Publications, Diagrams, Dedication Program
1961-1992
Box 14
Includes Volumes I and II - General Sessions 1-7; Session 24
1955
Box 14
Physics and Reactor Sessions - 18A-23A; 12A-17A; 6A-11A
1955
Box 14
Chemistry, Metallurgy and Technology Sessions - 14B, 15B, 16B, 17B
1955
Box 14
Translation from the 5 Volume Symposium
1955
Box 14
Program and Papers Presented
1955
Box 15
Miscellaneous Geneva Conference Papers
1955 and 1958