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Alloy Division Monthly Progress Reports, 1955-1961
Originating Office: Alloy Division
Finding Aids: Y-12 Mercury Task Force Database Printout; Mercury at Y-12 (Y/EX-24) Bibliography
Disposition AuthorityPermanent Collection
Series Description: This record series consists of the monthly progress reports of the Y-12 Alloy Division. These reports summarized and expanded upon the weekly progress reports of the Alloy Division's production of lithium deuteride through the Colex, Elex, and Aspen operations. Reports are divided into four sections: 1) Colex operation, 2) Elex operation, 3) finishing and fabrication process, and 4) Aspen chemical. The Colex section generally contains information on Alpha 4 and Alpha 5 cascades, auxiliary processes such as the evaporation of chlorides, acid washes with mercury, use of scrubbers, raw feed salt practices, and construction of new facilities and equipment. The Elex section provides similar information on the Beta 4 cascade. Information concerning the finishing and fabrication process included production of lithium deuteride and activities of the wet chemistry facility and reduction facility. The section on the Aspen chemical process provides information on the production of lithium deuteride, grinding and loading molds, pressing materials, and rubber fabrication.
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