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Robert C. Gore has opened a labo­ ratory as a consulting chemist special­ izing in infrared spectroscopy. The address is P. O. Box 96, Ridgefield, Conn. Isotopes, Inc., 123 Woodland Ave., Westwood, N. J., is now offering radio­ carbon dating service. Recent ad­ vances in low-level counting techniques and equipment are increasing applica­ tions in the measurement of age of natural carbon-bearing substances, says the company. Eli Lilly and Co.'s pharmaceutical control division now has an analytical research and development unit, estab­ lished as a separate component. The change recognizes the greater emphasis placed on research and development in the company's analytical operations. Metals & Controls Corp., Attleboro, Mass., has merged with Texas Instru­ ments, Inc., officials of both companies announced. M&C, metal fabricators, will be made an operating division of Texas Instruments to be known as the Metals & Controls Division. Texas In­ struments makes semiconductor de­ vices. Milton Roy Co. has announced a 10-year license agreement with Elec­ tronic Instruments Ltd., Surrey, Eng­ land, for the sale and manufacture of industrial and laboratory pH equip­ ment in the United States. The agree­ ment also includes EIL's laboratory ti­ trating equipment, portable pH meters, glass electrodes, and similar items. The Nalge Company and the American Vulcathene Division of Nalge have announced the opening of their new offices and manufacturing plant at 75 Panorama Creek Drive, Rochester, Ν. Υ. National Spectrographic Labora­ tories, Inc. plan to open a new $100,000 spectrographic laboratory and sales office division at Hialeah, Fia. A new

two-story building providing for more than 3000 sq. ft. of floor space is sched­ uled for completion by early summer. The general sales headquarters for NSL and the customer training school will be established in the new quarters. Schaar and Company's president L. A. Rauch has received the Corning Glass Works 1958 Achievement Award. The award was given to the company during a celebration of its 50th anni­ versary which was held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Spex Industries, Inc., announces a change of address. The company's new address is: Martin PL off E. Second Street, Scotch Plains, N. J.

NEW BOOKS Accidental Radiation Excursion at the Y-12 Plant. Report Y-1234.

Union Carbide Nuclear Co. vii + 132 pages. Office of Technical Serv­ ices, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Wash­ ington 25, D. C. 1958. $2.75. This report discusses the radiation accident which occurred at the Y-12 Plant at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on June 16, 1958. To the extent that informa­ tion is available, it describes the circum­ stances leading to the accident, at­ tempts to reconstruct the nuclear reac­ tivity conditions, and reviews the dosi­ metric means and results which were used to help determine the exposure of affected employees. Included are the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 9-man in­ vestigating committee, based on five ex­ hibits which are embodied in the vol­ ume. These exhibits cover the back­ ground of the incident, detailed investi­ gation of the operational evidence, measures taken following the accident, nuclear physics analysis, and dosime­ try. Thirteen appendices are given, along with a glossary of terms and a list of 25 references. The report con­ tains many photographs, diagrams, charts, and tables. Proceedings of the Symposium on Tritium in Tracer Applications, iv

+ 40 pages. New England Nuclear Corp., 575 Albany St., Boston 18, Mass. 1958. No charge. The symposium, held on November 22, 1957, was sponsored by New Eng­ land Nuclear Corp., Atomic Associates, Inc., and Packard Instrument Co. Each of ten speakers described a spe­ cific aspect of tritium methodology. The papers included in the book, while not verbatim transcripts of the respec-

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tive talks, were prepared by the au­ thors for publication. Opening remarks by the symposium chairman compare tritium analysis with carbon-14 analysis. This is then fol­ lowed by papers dealing with gas ex­ posure and other methods of labeling; liquid scintillation and gas counting; health physics considerations; uses in pharmaceutical research, reservoir en­ gineering and biochemical studies; and autoradiography with tritium. Qual

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James R. Irving. 60 pages. Bell­ man Publishing Company, P.O. Box 172, Cambridge 38, Mass. 1958. $1.00. A detailed study is made of scientific investigations by the leading scientists of long ago and their importance in evolving rules for measurement is stressed. Also an outline of studies in astronomy and its mathematical deduc­ tions are given. With the new discov­ eries of the Twentieth Century, new laws changed the study of measure­ ments and then in World War I, when imports were cut off, our production of instruments commenced. The six areas in which they are of importance are listed and the early years of their pro­ ducers are discussed and combinations recorded. With annual sales of $1,165,000,000 and good future prospects, they are now a key industry. A chapter is devoted to uses of in­ struments such as production of medi­ cines, chemicals, light and power, iron and steel, food processing and refrigera­ tion. It is explained that automation is not new, but prediction is that future prospects are better than the current -demand.



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Lloyd Slater. 46 pages. Bellman Publishing Company, P.O. Box 172, Cambridge 38, Mass. 1958. $1.00. This book discusses instrumentation, its history, and its status today. It states that instrumentation is a field built on many engineering disciplines involving knowledge of mechanics, op­ tics, electronics, and hydraulics. Tech­ nical level of personnel, functional level of personnel, and the six areas in which engineers work are outlined in detail. The three types of work in these areas are discussed. Preparation recommen­ dations for an instrument engineer's career are given, including depth of study and where. Possible diversifica­ tion of study is outlined and employ­ ment opportunities are discussed. The book explains procedure for getting jobs and remuneration to be expected. Proceedings of the Second Confer­ ence on Instrumentation and Con­ trol in the Process Industries. 145

pages. Main Files MF:IC2, Armour Research Foundation, 10 W. 35th St., Chicago 16, 111. 1957. $4.00. This text includes 12 technical papers on instrumentation and control devel­ opments, presented by leaders in indus­ try, education, research, and govern­ ment. The meeting, sponsored by the Foundation, was held in cooperation with the Chicago Chapter of the In­ strument Society of America, Feb. 6 and 7, 1957. Automatic Measurement of Quality in Process Plants. Proceedings of Society of Instrument Technology Conference, September, 1 9 5 7 . 318

pages. Academic Press Inc., I l l Fifth Ave., New York 3, Ν. Υ. 1958. $9.50. These papers provide a survey of techniques available for quality control in process plants and fall into two complementary groups : those covering surveys of the experience gained with control instruments already in use, and those exploring the potential plant ap­ plication of techniques currently in laboratory use only. The publication is divided into six sections as follows : adaptation of labo­ ratory techniques to plant measure­ ment, techniques for gas stream analy­ sis, liquid stream analysis, spectrometric methods, techniques for fluid stream analysis, and measurement of physical properties. The importance of instru­ mentation and automatic control, with its speed, accuracy, quality, and savings in manpower is discussed for the oil, cellulose, metalliferous ores, natural fats, rubber, leather, and food indus­ tries. 62 A

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M.C.A. Manual Sheet CA-1. Manu­ facturing Chemists' Association, Inc., 1625 Eye St., N.W., Washington 6, D. C. Twenty cents. This manual contains about 300 rec­ ommended abbreviations for the re­ agent and fine chemicals field and has been published primarily for mechani­ cal data processing systems. A com­ bination of phonetics, chemical sym­ bols, and common trade usage was em­ ployed to formulate the abbreviations, for which use there is no official or semi­ official requirement. In some instances, common usage was retained. The man­ ual is cross-indexed.

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Soviet Research in Fused Salts—1956.

Consultants Bureau Inc., 227 W. 17th St., New York 11, Ν. Υ. $40.00— (42 papers). Part I (23 papers) $30.00. Part II (19 papers) $20.00. Papers for inclusion in the collection of translated reports on research in fused salts were selected by Leonard Nanis of Columbia University School of Mines, from Consultants Bureau translations. Part I is on studies of binary, ter­ nary, and quaternary reciprocal sys­ tems. Part II contains reports on the electrochemistry of aluminum and mag­ nesium, corrosion, and theoretical as­ pects of fused salts research; and five reports on thermodynamics and slags are included. Tables of contents list­ ing the 42 reports are available from the publishers without charge. Analytical Chemistry in Nuclear Re­ actor Technology. C. D. Susano, H. P. House, and M. A. Marier, edi­ tors, vi + 256 pages. Office of Technical Services, U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington 25, D. C. 1958. $3.50. This is a collection of 21 papers given at the first conference on analytical chemistry in nuclear reactor technol­ ogy, held at Gatlinburg, Tenn., Nov. 4 to 6, 1957. The papers covered recent advances in methods for analysis of ma­ terials of construction of nuclear reac­ tors, and of reactor fuels, moderators, coolants, and blanket materials. Four papers given at the conference are included only in abstract form, for reasons given in the text. The confer­ ence itself was divided into six sections : analysis of reactor materials ; analytical chemistry of uranium ; analytical chem­ istry of thorium and rare earth ele­ ments; analytical chemistry of zirco­ nium and titanium; analytical chemis­ try of beryllium, heavy water, and graphite; and recent developments in utilization of specialized methods.

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Heffer & Sons, Ltd., Cambridge,. England. 1958. 6 guineas. The Society for Analytical Chemistry, originally The Society of Public Analysts, started publication of The Analyst in 1876. These are the first ten volumes for the years 1876-1885,. republished in facsimile form. During this period, the Society feels, chemical analysis passed to the sphere of an exact science, capable of legal argument and applicable on an industrial scale. The volumes cover the early years of operation of the Sale of Food ancî Drugs Act, 1875, and describe the beginnings of biological examination and the systematizing of water analysis. Then, as now, the journal catered to all classes of analyst. Volume I, for example, contains papers on the analysis of coal and of plating and gilding solutions, as well as reports of work on various foods. Advances in Nuclear Engineering. Volumes I and II. John R. Dunning and Bruce R. Prentice. 1100 pages. Order Dept., The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 29 W. 39th St., New York 18, Ν. Υ. $35.00 (both volumes). These books based on papers pre­ sented at the 1957 Nuclear Congress, deal \vith the design of nuclear reactors and their cores and the educational use of reactors, metallurgy, instrumenta­ tion, heat transfer, problems of corro­ sion, and related topics. Proceedings of the Congress on Mod­ ern Analytical Chemistry in Indus­ try. 244 pages. W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., Cambridge, England. 1958. 42 shillings. This book of the proceedings of the Congress organized and held June 24 to 28, 1957, by the Scottish section of the Society of Analytical Chemistry, gives all lectures, papers, and discus­ sions, with a list of trade exhibits, com­ mittees, and members of the Congress. Symposium on Analytical Methods for Surfactants. 17 pages. Chemi­ cal Specialties Manufacturers Asso­ ciation, 50 East 41st St., New York 17, Ν. Υ. $1.00. The soap, detergents, and sanitary chemical products division of Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association conducted the symposium which is the second in the series on the general sub­ ject. The publication includes an index.

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