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Paul J. Persiani Papers, 1938-2009

By Trevor Sandgathe

Collection Overview

Title: Paul J. Persiani Papers, 1938-2009

Predominant Dates: 1960-2000

ID: MSS Persiani

Primary Creator: Persiani, Paul J.

Extent: 8.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Paul J. Persiani Papers are arranged into six series: Series 1: Argonne National Laboratory, 1961-2009; Series 2: Teaching and Education, circa 1953-1960; Series 3: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), 1965-1995; Series 4: Publications and Lectures, 1951-2004; Series 5: Conference Proceedings, 1954-2009; Series 6: Technical Reports and Publications, 1938-2009.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Paul J. Persiani Papers document the career of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) physicist Paul J. Persiani. The collection includes research data related to neutron radiation, reactor development, and fuel analysis; administrative files, photographs, and memorabilia from Persiani's time at ANL; records of his participation in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START); publications, lectures, and teaching materials generated by Persiani; and reference materials including conference proceedings and scientific publications.

Scope and Content Notes

The Paul J. Persiani Papers document Persiani's work as a nuclear physicist at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), his efforts to limit proliferation of nuclear weapons, and his engagement in the international nuclear energy research community. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and records of his professional activities while at ANL as well as extensive materials and data relating to his work with neutron radiation, reactor technology development, and spent fuel analysis. The collection also includes records of Persiani's work as a doctoral candidate at St. Louis University and role as a lecturer at Northwestern University, the Purdue University Summer Institute, and elsewhere. Of note are materials in Series 3 relating to Persiani's role as an advisor to the U.S. negotiators developing the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) which sought to place limits on the development and stockpiling of nuclear arms by the United States and the USSR. Persiani wrote letters to his wife while stationed in Switzerland in 1990-1991; these letters are rich with details about the progress and complications of the negotiation process.

The Persiani Papers also include an extensive collection of Persiani's publications and lectures, many of which document projects he undertook at ANL, including his efforts as chief physicist and designer of the Fast Reactor Core Test Facility (FARET). Also present are research materials assembled by Persiani, including conference proceedings, scientific papers, technical reports, industry publications, and promotional materials.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Paul J. Persiani was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1921. In 1943, he joined the United States Army Air Corps, where he served as a first lieutenant in the European theatre of World War II. For this service he later was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Persiani received his bachelor's degree from the Clarkson College of Technology in 1948, and his Ph.D. in physics from St. Louis University in 1956. Persiani came to Argonne National Laboratory in 1949 as a junior mechanical engineer in what later became the Reactor Engineering Division and was among the first researchers using neutron radiation to study material structure. In the 1960s, he worked on the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II project, held the position of chief physicist and designer for the Fast Reactor Core Test Facility (FARET), and created materials for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Nuclear Safeguards Program. He later worked in the Reactor Physics Division where he researched fusion reactor technology and assisted in the design of radiation test facilities for the National CTR Materials Technology Program. In the early 1990s, he spent ten months as a technical advisor to the U. S. negotiating team at the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) talks. He authored several sections of the treaty while stationed in Geneva, Switzerland. He retired in 1996 but returned to Argonne shortly after as a term appointee physicist in the Technology Development and Nuclear Engineering Divisions. He died in 2015.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 43 photographic prints, 1 negative, 3 contact sheets, 101 35mm slides, 13 3"x4" slides, 14 3"x4" glass slides, 60 kilobytes of digital files; 9 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.

Technical Access Note: Electronic files received on a 3.5" floppy disk were transferred for digital preservation. The access copy of this disk includes one file title "IAEA972.DOC" and is accessible via the electronic records kiosk located in the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room.

Acquisition Note: The Paul J. Persiani Papers were donated to the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center by Marcus Persiani in 2015. An addition of letters written by Persiani to wife during the START treaty negotiations was received in July 2017.

Related Materials: Other materials pertaining to nuclear science and engineering can be found in the Barton C. Hacker Papers (MSS HackerB), Charter Heslep Papers (MSS Heslep), Leonard M. Maki Nuclear Power Collection (MSS Maki), Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers (MSS Pauling), John C. Ringle Papers (MSS Ringle), Theodore Rockewell Papers (MSS Rockwell), E. Dale Trout Papers (MSS Trout), Chih H. Wang Papers (MSS Wang), Radiation Center Records (RG 202), Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. Interviews on Arms Control and Nuclear Disarmament (OH 036), and the History of Atomic Energy Collection (RB Energy).

Preferred Citation: Paul J. Persiani Papers (MSS Persiani), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: Electronic files received on a 3.5" floppy disk were transferred for digital preservation. The access copy of this disk includes one file title "IAEA972.DOC" and is accessible via the electronic records kiosk located in the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room.

Finding Aid Revision History: The 2016 finding aid was updated in December 2017 to incorporate an addition to the collection.

Creators

Persiani, Paul J.

People, Places, and Topics

American Nuclear Society
Argonne National Laboratory.
History of Science
International Atomic Energy Agency
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Nuclear arms control.
Nuclear energy--Law and legislation--United States.
Nuclear industry.
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Nuclear physics.
Reactor fuel reprocessing.
Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Contact sheets.
Film negatives.
Glass transparencies.
Information artifacts.
Photographic prints.
Slides (photographs).


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Argonne National Laboratory, 1961-2009
Series 1 is comprised of materials from Persiani's tenure as an employee at Argonne National Laboratory. Persiani began work at Argonne as a mechanical engineer in 1949. He also worked as an assistant to the laboratory director and as a physicist, including as Chief Physicist for the Fast Reactor Core Test Facility (FARET), and directed numerous projects at the laboratory. This series includes resumes, awards, security badges, and mementos (including graphite from the CP-1 Reactor and a simulated sample of calcined liquid radioactive waste), and professional correspondence from his time at ANL. The series also contains 38 photographic prints, 1 photonegative, and three contact sheets featuring scenes of professional events and headshots of Persiani. Also included are project files, project proposals, records on neutron radiation research, operating research reactors, and an extensive collection of experimental data relating to Persiani's work with spent fuel, including data from specific reactors and reactor types in operation locally and internationally.
Box-Folder 1.1: Accreditation, Resume, and Security Credentials, 1962-1996
Box-Folder 1.2: Acknowledgements and Awards, 1968-2009
Box-Folder 9.1: ANL Pacesetter Award Plaque, 1995
Box-Folder 9.2: Professional Mementos and Artifacts, 1942-1984
Box-Folder 1.3: Colleagues and Professional Contacts, circa 1965-2001
Box-Folder 1.4: Photographs, circa 1970-2000
Box-Folder 1.5: Professional Correspondence, 1961-2005
Box-Folder 1.6: Professional Correspondence, 1961-2005
Box-Folder 1.7: Professional Travel, 1965-1990
Box-Folder 1.8: CTR Technology Program, 1973
Box-Folder 1.9: Domestic Nuclear Event Attribution (DNEA) Program, 2002
Box-Folder 1.10: SAMCAT Viewgraphs, 1989
Box-Folder 1.11: Simple Three-Stream Cascade Test, circa 1990
Box-Folder 1.12: Project Proposal: "Dosimetry, Damage Analysis and Technical Assessment of FMIT", 1979
Box-Folder 1.13: Project Proposal: "Analysis of Foreign Civilian Reprocessing Programs", 1994
Box-Folder 1.14: Project Proposal: "Methodology to Identify Indicators of Proliferation Resistance Characteristics of Advanced Civil Nuclear Fuel Cycles", circa 2001
Box-Folder 1.15: Project Proposal: "The Development of Analytical Techniques for the Measurement of Nuclear Materials and Fission Products in the Dry-Powdered Bulk of Spent Nuclear Fuel", 2002
Box-Folder 1.16: Research Reactor Data, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.17: Belgian Reactor 3 (BR3), circa 2003
Box-Folder 1.18: Hanford Site N-Reactor, circa 1980-1988
Box-Folder 1.19: Oak Ridge Research Reactor, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.20: Petten High Flux Reactor (PHFR), circa 1996
Box-Folder 1.21: PNC Tokai Plant, circa 1994
Box-Folder 1.22: Safari-1 Reactor, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.23: TRIGA Reactors, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.24: WWR-K Reactor, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.25: WWR-TS Reactor, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.26: Spent Fuel Experimental Data, circa 1994-2004
Box-Folder 1.27: Spent Fuel Experimental Data, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.28: Spent Fuel Experimental Data, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.29: Spent Fuel Experimental Data, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.30: Spent Fuel Experimental Data, circa 2000-2005
Box-Folder 1.31: Spent Fuel Experimental Data Graphs, circa 2000
Box-Folder 1.32: Spent Fuel Tables and Graphic Data, circa 1975-2005
Box-Folder 1.33: Dataplot Job #2649, 1988
Box-Folder 1.34: Dataplot Job #5356, 1988
Box-Folder 2.1: NSCCTR Neutron Source Code Package, circa 1975
Box-Folder 2.2: Manuscript Notes, circa 1965-2000
Series 2: Teaching and Education, circa 1953-1960
Series 2 includes project and dissertation materials from Persiani's time as a doctoral candidate at St. Louis University, including his thesis "The Scattering of Low Energy Neutrons by Polycrystalline and Non-Crystalline Substances." The series also contains teaching materials used by Persiani during his staff appointment as Associate Professor at Northwestern University (1959-1963), where he taught reactor design, nuclear and reactor physics, neutron and plasma physics, and general transport theory. The series is also comprised of extensive unlabeled manuscript notes and calculations which likely relate to Persiani's work as a lecturer at Northwestern University, the Purdue University Summer Institute (1960), and the ANL-Associated Midwest Universities (AMU) Program (1966).
Box-Folder 2.3: St. Louis University - Research Program on the Neutron Diffraction Study of the Structure of Glasses, 1953-1954
Box-Folder 2.4: St. Louis University - "Slow Neutron Scattering by Polycrystalline and Non-Crystalline Substances," Paul J. Persiani, circa 1955
Box-Folder 2.5: St. Louis University - "The Scattering of Low Energy Neutrons by Polycrystalline and Non-Crystalline Substances," Paul Persiani, Ph.D. Thesis, 1956
Box-Folder 2.6: Northwestern University - DO-3 Course Lecture Notes, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.7: Northwestern University - DO-3 Course Lecture Notes, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.8: Northwestern University - DO-3 Course Assignments, 1960-1962
Box-Folder 2.9: Northwestern University - Radiation and Civil Defense Lecture Notes, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.10: Northwestern University - NE 295/395 Course Materials, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.11: Lecture Notes, 1960
Box-Folder 2.12: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.13: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.14: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.15: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.16: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.17: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.18: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Box-Folder 2.19: Manuscript Notes and Calculations, circa 1960
Series 3: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), 1990-1991

Series 3 is comprised of a small group of materials related to Persiani's work on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which sought to place limits on the development and stockpiling of nuclear arms by the United States and the USSR. Included are lists of the U.S. and USSR delegates, including Persiani who represented the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency as one of twenty advisors to the United States negotiators and policymakers. The administrative file also includes news reports and articles about the START treaty, Persiani's ANL travel report, scanned copies of a sheet with signatures from START treaty participants titled "To Commemorate Treaty Unsignature," and copies of several declassified documents from the mid-1960s relating to nuclear fuel processing. Also present are five photographic prints featuring shots of the treaty negotiations and the delegates, the text of the treaty, and a bound copy of the treaty with supporting text published by the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1991.

This series also contains a series of 21 letters sent by Persiani to his wife from Switzerland, where START negotiations were taking place. Written from October 1990 to July 1991, Persiani discusses strengthening relationships between the Soviets and the U.S. delegates, how the escalating problems in the Middle East are affecting negotiations, and the pressure from both sides to finish the treaty so that it can be signed while Gorbachev is still in power. He describes the shifting roles of U.S. ambassadors, and his concerns about the influence of the Soviet far right on the negotiation process. He expresses concern about the slow process of refining the precise technical language used in the treaty. His commitment to specificity in the developing treaty is a recurring theme in these letters.

Box-Folder 2.20: START Treaty Administrative Records, 1990
Box-Folder 2.21: START Treaty Photographs, 1990
Box-Folder 8.10: "Treaty Between the United States of American and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms," (oversized), circa 1991
Box-Folder 3.1: START Treaty Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements, 1991
Box-Folder 8.12: Letters to Family, 1990-1991
Series 4: Publications and Lectures, 1951-2004
Series 4 is comprised of publications and lectures produced by Persiani between 1951 and 2004. Included are ANL technical publications, papers produced for internal use, and journal articles. The lecture materials are comprised of transcripts, notes, overhead transparencies, and printed PowerPoint slides prepared for ANL, conferences, and other professional events. Many of the materials reflect Persiani's day-to-day work at ANL, including his work on the Fast Reactor Core Test Facility (FARET), his involvement in the analysis of spent fuel and alternative fuel cycles, and his nonproliferation efforts.
Sub-Series 1: Publications, 1951-2003
Box-Folder 3.2: "An Annular Ionization Chamber," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-4702), 1951
Box-Folder 3.3: "Irradiation of Prototype CP-4 (EBR-I) Reactor Fuel Slugs in the CP-3' Goat Hole," Paine, Persiani, Murphy, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-5855), 1958
Box-Folder 3.4: "A Study of Liquids by Neutron Scattering," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-6523), 1962
Box-Folder 3.5: "Some Considerations on the Meltdown Problem for FARET," Persiani, Watanabe, Wolff, Grifoni, and Warman, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-6935), 1964
Box-Folder 3.6: "FARET Core I Fuel Irradiation Program and Reference Design," Persiani, Bump, Kann, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-7106), 1965
Box-Folder 3.7: "Some Comments on the Power-Balance Parameters Q and E as Measures of Performance for Fusion Power Reactors," Persiani, Lipinski, Hatch, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-7932), 1972
Box-Folder 3.8: "Preliminary Considerations on Developing IAEA Technical Safeguards for LMFBR Power Systems," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-80-69), 1980
Box-Folder 3.9: "Diversion Analysis and Safeguards Measures for Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactors," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-81-48), 1981
Box-Folder 3.10: "NDA Safeguards Techniques for LMFBR Assemblies," Persiani and Gundy, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL-82-49), 1982
Box-Folder 3.11: "A Report on the Development of Intense Neutron Source Facilities for the CTR Technology Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL/CTR-73-01), 1973
Box-Folder 3.12: "Accelerator Be-Target Neutron Sources for the CTR Materials Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL/CTR/73-02), 1973
Box-Folder 3.13: "Study of the Development of Neutron and Plasma Radiation Test Facilities for the CTR Materials Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL/CTR/74-01), 1974
Box-Folder 3.14: "A Technical Critique on Radiation Test Facilities for the CTR Surface and Materials Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL/CTR-75-1), 1975
Box-Folder 3.15: "Operation Cerberus: Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Advancing MC&A Measurements and Analyses Technology (SAMCAT), ed. Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL/FCS-87-1), 1986
Box-Folder 3.16: "Preliminary CTR Neutron Source Considerations, Technical Memorandum, No. 1," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (AP/CTR/TM-1), 1972
Box-Folder 3.17: "Neutron Source Considerations for the CTR Materials Program, Interim Report No. 1," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory (AP/CTR/TM-2), 1972
Box-Folder 3.18: "Total Neutron Scattering in Vitreous Silica," Breen, Delaney, Persiani, Weber, The Physical Review, 1957
Box-Folder 3.19: "The Coefficients of the Fokker-Planck Equation for a Plasma Using the Debye Potential," (Draft), Paul J. Persiani, circa 1960
Box-Folder 3.20: "The Critical Experiments and Preliminary Analysis of Multifueled, Non-Uniform Core Loadings for the FARET Program," Persiani, Hess, Kucera, circa 1965
Box-Folder 3.21: "Neutron and Plasma Source Considerations for the CTR Materials Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1965
Box-Folder 3.22: "The Critical Experiment Program in Support of the Fast Fuels Test Facility (FFTF), Persiani, Long, Ulrich, Argonne National Laboratory, 1966
Box-Folder 3.23: "Neutronic Integral Experiments and Analyses for Blanket Systems in Fusion Power Reactors," Persiani and Till, Argonne National Laboratory, 1973
Box-Folder 3.24: "A Summary Report on the CTR Radiation Test Facilities for the Surface Materials Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1974
Box-Folder 3.25: "Comments on Fusion-Fission Hybrid Systems and Accelerator - Target Systems for Fissile Isotope Production," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1978
Box-Folder 3.26: "Thermal Calculations for an Accelerator-based Neutron Generator," Maier and Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1979
Box-Folder 3.27: "Low Energy (10 MeV; d, Li) Neutron Source and Some Target Design Consideration," Persiani, Boyle, Towne, and Maier, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1980
Box-Folder 3.28: "Energy, Gross National Product, and Employment," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1980
Box-Folder 3.29: "Energy, Nuclear Energy, and the Breeder," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1980
Box-Folder 3.30: "Safeguards and Proliferation Considerations: Enrichment Plants," Paul J. Persiani, Office of Environmental Compliance, Department of Energy, 1982
Box-Folder 3.31: "Non-Proliferation Aspects of Commercial Nuclear Fuel Cycle," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1990
Box-Folder 3.32: "The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Process and Non-Proliferation Problems," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1992
Box-Folder 3.33: "Analysis of Foreign Civilian Reprocessing Programs: Interim Report," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1994
Box-Folder 3.34: "Forensics Workscope Report: Preliminary Forensics Analyses," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 2000
Box-Folder 3.35: "Forensic Analyses Report," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 2000
Box-Folder 3.36: "Forensic Analyses in Nonproliferation Concerns," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.37: "Comments on Fuel Cycle Concepts and Impacts on Nonproliferation and Safeguard Concerns," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.38: "DUPIC and Civil Plutonium Studies: Preliminary Interim Report Study," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.39: "Aspects of Alternative Fuel Cycle Concepts and Impacts on Nonproliferation and Safeguards Concerns," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.40: "Nonproliferation Analysis of the Reduction of Excess Separated Plutonium and High-Enriched Uranium," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.41: "White Paper on RDD Attribution: Spent Fuel Program," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 2003
Sub-Series 2: Speeches and Lectures, 1960-2004
Box-Folder 3.42: "Special Lectures on the Physical Foundation of Reactor Analysis," Paul J. Persiani, AEC-ASEE Purdue University 1960 Summer Institute, 1960
Box-Folder 3.43: "'FARET' - A Fast Reactor Facility," Smaardyk, Brubaker, Hummel, McCarthy, and Persiani, American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, 1962
Box-Folder 3.44: "Fast Reactor Test Facility (FARET) and Initial Experimental Program," Simmons, Persiani, Bump, American Nuclear Society National Topical Meeting on Fast Reactor Technology,", 1965
Box-Folder 3.45: "FARET Core I Reference Design," Persiani, Bumpk, Kann, Conference on Safety, Fuels, and Core Design in Large Fast Power Reactors, 1965
Box-Folder 3.46: "Chemical Binding Effects on the Resonance Line Shapes of uranium-238 in a UO2 Lattice," Adkins, Persiani, Hwang, Kaganove, Conference on Neutron Cross Section Technology, 1966
Box-Folder 3.47: "Physic Measurements in an Operating Fast Breeder Power Reactor," Persiani, Smith, Okrent, Seminar on Physics Measurements in Operating Power Reactors, 1966
Box-Folder 3.48: "Neutron Spectra for the 40 MeV Deuteron-Lithium Source System," Persiani, Becker, Donahue, American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, 1977
Box-Folder 3.49: "Nuclear Energy and the Quality of Life," Panel Discussion, Bertell, Seren, Persiani, and Travers, Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area, 1978
Box-Folder 3.50: "Uranium and Plutonium Determinations for Evaluation of High Burnup Fuel Performance," Heinrich, Popek, Bowers, Essling, Callis, Persiani, Karlsruhe International Conference on Analytical Chemistry in Nuclear Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1985
Box-Folder 3.51: "Summary Report of the ANL/ICT Implementation, European Safeguards and Research and Development Association (ESARDA), Persiani, and Bucher, 1988
Box-Folder 3.52: "Implementation of Isotope Correlation Technique for Safeguards," Persiani and Bucher, 11th Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, 1989
Box-Folder 3.53: "Fuel Reprocessing Data Validation Using the Isotope Correlation Technique," Persiani, Bucher, Pond, Cornella, International Conference on the Physics of Reactors: Operation, Design, and Computation, 1990
Box-Folder 3.54: "Systems Analysis for Material Control and Accountancy Technology (SAMCAT)," Persiani, Bucher, Rothman, Cha, Institute of Nuclear Material Management 31st Annual Meeting, 1990
Box-Folder 3.55: "Nonproliferation Aspects of Commercial Nuclear Fuel Cycles," Paul J. Persiani, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 33rd Annual Meeting, 1992
Box-Folder 3.56: "Analysis of Foreign Civilian Reprocessing Programs: Interim Report," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1994
Box-Folder 3.57: "Nonproliferation and Safeguards Aspects of Fuel Cycle Programs in Reduction of Excess Separated Plutonium and High-Enriched Uranium," Paul J. Persiani, 17th ESARDA Symposium, 1995
Box-Folder 3.58: "Nonproliferation Analysis of the Reduction of Excess Plutonium and High-Enriched Uranium," Paul J. Persiani, 36th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 1995
Box-Folder 3.59: "Techniques and Methods in Nuclear Materials Traceability," Paul J. Persiani, 37th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 1996
Box-Folder 3.60: "Non-Proliferation and Safeguards Aspects of Alternative Fuel Cycle Concepts," Paul J. Persiani, International Symposium on Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Reactor Strategies: Adjusting to New Realities, 1997
A digital version of this document is included in this collection. It is available via the electronic records kiosk located in the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center reading room.
Box-Folder 3.61: "Nonproliferation Characteristics of Advanced Fuel Cycle Concepts," Paul J. Persiani, International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, 1998
Box-Folder 3.62: "Material Accountancy Measurement Techniques in Dry-Powdered Processing of Nuclear Spent Fuels," Wolf, Bowers, Persiani, Hong, Kim, 21st Annual Meeting, Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, 1999
Box-Folder 3.63: Leonard Link Introductory Speech, circa 1960
Box-Folder 3.64: Lecture Slides - "Fuel Reprocessing Data Validation Using the Isotope Correlation Technique," Persiani, Bucher, Pond, Cornella, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 1990
Box-Folder 3.65: Lecture Slides - "Forensic Analyses in Nonproliferation Programs: Nuclear Smuggling, Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear Materials and Diversion," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 1994
Box-Folder 3.66: Lecture Slides - "Comments on Fuel Cycle Concepts and Impacts on Nonproliferation and Safeguards Concerns," International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems Global '97, 1997
Box-Folder 3.67: Lecture Slides - "DUPIC and Civil Plutonium Studies," Paul J. Persiani, 1999
Box-Folder 3.68: Lecture Slides - "Proliferation Concerns in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities," Paul J. Persiani, 2000
Box-Folder 3.69: Lecture Slides - "Isotope Correlation Technique (ICT) for Nuclear Material Control and Accountancy: A Data Validation Methodology, Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.70: Lecture Slides - "Forensic and Attribution Analyses," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.71: Lecture Slides - "Nuclear Fuel Cycle Data Validation In Arms Control and Nonproliferation Accords," Paul J. Persiani, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.72: Lecture Slides - "Forensic Analyses in Nonproliferation Programs: Nuclear Smuggling and Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear Materials and Diversion," Paul J. Persiani, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.73: Lecture Slides - "DUPIC Fuel Cycle," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.74: Lecture Slides - "DNEA RDD Program: Forensic and Attribution Analyses," Paul J. Persiani, Argonne National Laboratory, 2003-2004
Box-Folder 3.75: Lecture Slides, circa 1965
Box-Folder 3.76: Lecture Slides, circa 1990
Box-Folder 3.77: Lecture Slides, circa 1997-2000
Box-Folder 3.78: Lecture Slides, circa 2000
Box-Folder 3.79: Lecture Slides (35mm), circa 1970
Box-Folder 3.80: Lecture Slides (3"x4"), circa 1970
Box-Folder 3.81: Lecture Slides (3"x4" glass), circa 1970
Series 5: Conference Proceedings, 1954-2009
Series 5 contains materials from dozens of professional conferences including meetings of the American Nuclear Society, the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ERSDA), and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. Also represented are numerous conferences and trainings held by Argonne National Labs during Persiani's tenure there. Included are papers, programs, bound proceedings, and other administrative documentation.
Box-Folder 4.1: 4th Annual Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics, Rochester, New York, 1954
Box-Folder 4.2: 2nd Biennial Gas Dynamics Symposium, Technological Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1957
Box-Folder 4.3: 2nd United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 1958
Box-Folder 4.4: American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1960
Box-Folder 4.5: American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1961
Box-Folder 4.6: Conference on Breeding, Economics and Safety in Large Fast Power Reactors, Argonne, Illinois, 1963
Box-Folder 4.7: International Symposium on Neutron Noise, Waves and Pulse Propagation, Gainesville, Florida, 1966
Box-Folder 4.8: ENEA Seminar on Physics Measurements in Operating Reactors, Rome, Italy, 1966
Box-Folder 4.9: ENEA Seminar on Physics Measurements in Operating Reactors, Rome, Italy, 1966
Box-Folder 4.10: ENEA Seminar on Physics Measurements in Operating Reactors, Rome, Italy, 1966
Box-Folder 4.11: ENEA Seminar on Physics Measurements in Operating Reactors, Rome, Italy, 1966
Box-Folder 4.12: International Conference on Fast Critical Experiments and Their Analysis, Argonne, Illinois, 1966
Box-Folder 4.13: 6th European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Moscow, Russia, 1973
Box-Folder 4.14: 11th Student-Faculty Nuclear Engineering Conference, Argonne National Laboratory, 1973
Box-Folder 4.15: Tutorial Seminar on the Rasmussen Reactor Safety Study, Argonne, Illinois, 1975
Box-Folder 4.16: International Conference on Radiation Test Facilities for the CTR Surface and Materials Program, Argonne, Illinois, 1975
Box-Folder 4.17: International Conference on Radiation Test Facilities for the CTR Surface and Materials Program, Argonne, Illinois, 1975
Box-Folder 4.18: ANS/ENS International Conference, 1976
Box-Folder 4.19: International Scientific Forum on an Acceptable Nuclear Energy Future of the World, Coral Gables, Florida, 1978
Box-Folder 4.20: Seminar on Spent Fuel Storage, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Washington, D.C., 1985
Box-Folder 4.21: Seminar on Spent Fuel Storage, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Washington D.C., 1985
Box-Folder 5.1: International Conference on the Physics of Reactors: Operation, Design, and Computation, Marseille, France, 1990
Box-Folder 5.2: 4th International Conference on Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Waste Management, London, United Kingdom, 1994
Box-Folder 5.3: ESARDA 17th Annual Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Aachen, Germany, 1995
Box-Folder 5.4: Consultants Meeting on Evaluation of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Concepts Which May Be Resistant to Proliferation, Vienna, Germany, 1995
Box-Folder 5.5: International Conference on Evaluation of Emerging Nuclear Fuel Cycle Systems, Versailles, France, 1995
Box-Folder 5.6: Consultancy on Guidance on the Development of Proliferation Resistant Fuel Cycle Concepts, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, 1996
Box-Folder 5.7: 1996 International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, Seoul, Korea, 1996
Box-Folder 5.8: ESARDA 19th Annual Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Montpellier, France, 1997
Box-Folder 5.9: International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Yokohama, Japan, 1997
Box-Folder 5.10: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Reactor Strategies: Adjusting to New Realities International Symposium, Vienna, Austria
Box-Folder 5.11: International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1998
Box-Folder 5.12: ESARDA 21st Annual Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Seville, Spain, 1999
Box-Folder 5.13: International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
Box-Folder 5.14: International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors, Vienna, Austria, 2004
Box-Folder 5.15: American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, Washington, DC, 2009
Series 6: Technical Reports and Publications, 1938-2009
Series 6 is comprised of technical reports, papers, reprints, datasheets, industry publications, and promotional materials compiled by Persiani. Many of the materials are arranged by creating institution and include organizations such as Argonne National Laboratory, General Electric, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, and Westinghouse. The series also contains numerous technical publications (including several translated from Russian), clippings from popular newsources, and nuclear industry publications.
Box-Folder 5.16: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1973
Box-Folder 5.17: American Nuclear Society, 1964-2009
Box-Folder 5.18: Argonne National Laboratory - Annual Reports, 1963-1965
Box-Folder 5.19: Argonne National Laboratory - Annual Reports, 1966-1970
Box-Folder 5.20: Argonne National Laboratory - Quarterly Technical Progress Review, 1965
Box-Folder 5.21: Argonne National Laboratory - Technical Reports (ANL-5846), 1958
Box-Folder 5.22: Argonne National Laboratory - Technical Reports (ANL-6025 - ANL-6458), 1959-1962
Box-Folder 6.1: Argonne National Laboratory - Technical Reports (ANL-7034 - ANL-81-48), 1965-1981
Box-Folder 6.2: Argonne National Laboratory - Technical Reports (ANL/FCS-88-1 - ANL/FCS-89-1), 1988-1989
Box-Folder 6.3: Argonne National Laboratory - Papers, Reports, and Reference Materials, circa 1947-2004
Box-Folder 6.4: Argonne National Laboratory - Promotional Materials, 1963-2005
Box-Folder 6.5: California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1959-1960
Box-Folder 6.6: General Dynamics Corporation, General Atomic Division, 1959-1964
Box-Folder 6.7: General Electric Company, 1954-1996
Box-Folder 6.8: Institute of Atomic Energy (Beijing), circa 1982
Box-Folder 6.9: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1957-1962
Box-Folder 6.10: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory - Promotional Materials, circa 1969-1974
Box-Folder 6.11: Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., 1989
Box-Folder 6.12: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, circa 1956-1960
Box-Folder 6.13: Northwestern University - Promotional Materials, 1961
Box-Folder 6.14: Nuclear Legislative Advisory Service (NLAS), 1978
Box-Folder 6.15: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1951-1970
Box-Folder 6.16: Royal McBee Corporation, circa 1957
Box-Folder 6.17: UNC Nuclear Industries, 1984-1986
Box-Folder 6.18: University of California, Ernest O. Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1959-1960
Box-Folder 6.19: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1943-1951
Box-Folder 6.20: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1951-1959
Box-Folder 7.1: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1956-1957
Box-Folder 7.2: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1961-1968
Box-Folder 7.3: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1974
Box-Folder 7.4: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission - Information Booklets, circa 1965-1971
Box-Folder 7.5: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Atoms for Peace, 1958
Box-Folder 7.6: U.S. Department of Commerce National Bureau of Standards, 1952-1957
Box-Folder 7.7: U.S. Department of War, 1941-1944
Box-Folder 7.8: Westinghouse Atomic Power Division, circa 1975
Box-Folder 7.9: Westinghouse Atomic Power Division - Promotional Materials, 1979
Box-Folder 7.10: Technical Publications, 1938-1949
Box-Folder 7.11: Technical Publications, 1950
Box-Folder 7.12: Technical Publications, 1952-1956
Box-Folder 7.13: Technical Publications, 1957-1959
Box-Folder 7.14: Technical Publications, 1960-1967
Box-Folder 7.15: Technical Publications, 1971-1979
Box-Folder 7.16: Technical Publications, 1981-2005
Box-Folder 7.17: Technical Publications, undated
Box-Folder 9.3: Technical Publications (oversized), circa 1957-1977
Box-Folder 7.18: Russian Technical Publications (translated to English), 1953
Box-Folder 8.1: Russian Technical Publications (translated to English), 1957-1964
Box-Folder 8.11: Russian Technical Publications (translated to English; oversized), 1964
Box-Folder 8.2: Promotional Materials, circa 1972-1991
Box-Folder 8.3: News Clippings and Industry Publications, 1960-2004
Box-Folder 8.4: Introduction to Some Recent Work in Meson Theory," C.G. Wick, Carnegie Institute of Technology, circa 1965
Box-Folder 8.5: "Effects of Chemical Binding on the Doppler Broadened Cross Section of Uranium in a UO22 Lattice: A Thesis," Charles Richard Adkins, 1966
Box-Folder 8.6: "Effects of Chemical Binding on the Doppler Broadened Cross Section of Uranium in a UO22 Lattice: A Thesis," Charles Richard Adkins, 1966
Box-Folder 8.7: "The Effect of Fuel Diameter on the Doppler Temperature Coefficient of Reactivity in Fast Reactot Systems," Laurence Bernard Miller, University of Illinois, Ph.D. Thesis, 1967
Box-Folder 8.8: "Technical Development on Burn-Up Credit for Spent LWR Fules," [translation], Nakahara, Suyama, Suzaki, 2002
Box-Folder 8.9: "Technical Development on Burn-Up Credit for Spent LWR Fules," [translation], Nakahara, Suyama, Suzaki, 2002

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