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Title: Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals

Abstract

Y-12's calutrons required electrical conductor material, but during the war, copper was in short supply. The U.S. Treasury loaned Y-12 14,700 tons of silver, valued at $600M. All but 67 tons was returned after the war, and those 67 tons remained in Building 9731 until 1970 for use in separating isotopes for medical research.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1341015
DOE Contract Number:
AC0500OR22800
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; Y-12; SILVER; URANIUM-235; URANIUM-238; COPPER; CALUTRONS; ISOTOPES; BUILDING 9731

Citation Formats

Smith, Ray, Larson, Clarence E., Banic, George M., and Keim, Chris P.. Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Smith, Ray, Larson, Clarence E., Banic, George M., & Keim, Chris P.. Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals. United States.
Smith, Ray, Larson, Clarence E., Banic, George M., and Keim, Chris P.. Sun . "Our Hidden Past: Precious Metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341015.
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abstractNote = {Y-12's calutrons required electrical conductor material, but during the war, copper was in short supply. The U.S. Treasury loaned Y-12 14,700 tons of silver, valued at $600M. All but 67 tons was returned after the war, and those 67 tons remained in Building 9731 until 1970 for use in separating isotopes for medical research.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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