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Nuclear Reactor Put To Many Uses At 'U'

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
July
Year
1964
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Lee A. Feldkamp, graduate student working in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

Lee A. Feldkamp, graduate student working in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
Caption
Computer Is Handy Lee A. Feldkamp, a graduate student from Ann Arbor, reads out data from computer at the base of the U-M's Ford Nuclear Reactor in research on the structure of Polyethylene. Neutrons from the reactor prove to be better for analysis of structure of light materials than X-rays which have advantages in examining heavy materials. The computer is the kind being used more and more by industry for operating machine tools. Feldkamp is shielded from radiation coming from the reactor core by concrete.

Professor William Kerr, in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

Professor William Kerr, in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
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Scientists At Work At left, Prof. William Kerry, chairman of the U-M nuclear engineering department and director of the Phoenix (atoms-for-peace) Project, operates neutron scattering equipment at base of the Ford Nuclear Reactor in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory on the North Campus. Neutrons, provided by the reactor, scatter in various directions when passing through the target material and may gain or lose energy.

David Rawling works with the Ford Nuclear Reactor in the Phoenix Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

David Rawling works with the Ford Nuclear Reactor in the Phoenix Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
Caption
Work Goes On In the picture above, David Rawling, nuclear chemist, manipulates mechanical hands inside one of the "caves" near the base of the U-M's Ford Nuclear Reactor to put radioactive material into jar. Protected by the three-foot thick windows of the cave, he is able to handle by remote mechanical means materials which otherwise would be too dangerous to manipulate. The work he is doing involves making up radioactive bromine for General Motors Corp. to use in measuring oild consumption in car motors.

James E. Fairobent and David G. Curtin work in the Phoenix Memorial Building, North Campus, August 1968

James E. Fairobent and David G. Curtin work in the Phoenix Memorial Building, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
Caption
Work Goes On Meanwhile, in picture at right, James E. Fairobent of Ann Arbor (right) and David G. Curtin of Saginaw, both U-M meteorolgy students, use gamma ray spectrometry in analysis of rain water. The work is being carried out in a laboratory of the U-M Phoenix Memorial Building on North Campus. Researchers from a variety of fields use the Phoenix laboratories and radioactive materials provided by the Ford Nuclear Reactor in carrying out a multitude of diverse research projects.

Department Heads Approved At University

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Parent Issue
Day
22
Month
May
Year
1971
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Thomas A. Leonard in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

Thomas A. Leonard in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
Caption
Gas Ionized A blinding flash turns the transparent ports white (right) as Thomas A. Leonard of Ann Arbor, a U-M doctoral candidate, presses button to vaporize a lithium wire. The resulting gas is ionized by an electrical discharge to generate a hot, high-density plasma. Scattered laser light is measured to provide information about plasma temperature and density. Leonard carries out his experiment in the Fluids Engineering building on North Campus.

Errol Oktay at the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

Errol Oktay at the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 8, 1968
Caption
Above, Errol Oktay of the U-M department of nuclear engineering uses a laser to probe plasmas. The equipment is in the nuclear engineering department's section of the Fluids Engineering Building on the North Campus.