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Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945

Author: Lillian Hoddeson; Gordon Baym
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Hoddeson; Gordon Baym
ISBN: 0521441323 9780521441322
OCLC Number: 26764320
Description: xv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Early Research on Fission: 1933-1943 --
3. The Early Materials Program: 1933-1943 --
4. Setting Up Project Y: June 1942 to March 1943 --
5. Research in the First Months of Project Y: April to September 1943 --
6. Creating a Wartime Community: September 1943 to August 1944 --
7. The Gun Weapon: September 1943 to August 1944 --
8. The Implosion Program Accelerates: September 1943 to July 1944 --
9. New Hopes for the Implosion Weapon: September 1943 to July 1944 --
10. The Nuclear Properties of a Fission Weapon: September 1943 to July 1944 --
11. Uranium and Plutonium: Early 1943 to August 1944 --
12. The Discovery of Spontaneous Fission in Plutonium and the Reorganization of Los Alamos --
13. Building the Uranium Bomb: August 1944 to July 1945 --
14. Exploring the Plutonium Implosion Weapon: August 1944 to February 1945 --
15. Finding the Implosion Design: August 1944 to February 1945 --
16. Building the Implosion Gadget: March 1945 to July 1945 --
17. Critical Assemblies and Nuclear Physics: August 1944 to July 1945 --
18. The Test at Trinity: January 1944 to July 1945 --
19. Delivery: June 1943 to August 1945 --
20. The Legacy of Los Alamos.
Responsibility: Lillian Hoddeson [and others] ; with contributions from Gordon Baym [and others].
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