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Heavy water and the wartime race for nuclear energy

Author: Per F Dahl
Publisher: Bristol [England] ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Map : English
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Covers the discovery and early uses of deuterium before World War II and its large-scale production by Norsk Hydro in Norway, especially under German control. This work also discusses the  Read more...

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Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Per F Dahl
ISBN: 0750306335 9780750306331
OCLC Number: 977500524
Description: xvi, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Fornebu Airport, March 12, 1940. Manchester and Paris, 1919. The neutron. Heavy water. Artificial radioactivity. Nuclear fission. Heavy water revisited. The British initiative. Germany army ordnance takes charge. Heavy water takes center stage. America joins the quest. Action vemork. Neutrons despite bombs. Wavering outlook for heavy water. Canada enters the race. Fears and facts on the continent. Swabian Jura and upper telemark: final events. Hiroshima revealed; further contestants for nuclear energy. Epilogue. Appendices. Abbreviations. Notes. Select bibliography. Name index. Subject index.
Responsibility: Per F. Dahl.

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