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Critical Assembly : a Technical History of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945

Author: Lillian HoddesonPaul W HenriksenRoger A MeadeCatherine L WestfallGordon BaymAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1993 volume studies the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers, and military personnel at Los Alamos,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W Henriksen; Roger A Meade; Catherine L Westfall; Gordon Baym; Richard Hewlett; Alison Kerr; Robert Penneman; Leslie Redman; Robert Seidel
ISBN: 9780511665400 0511665407 9780521441322 0521441323
OCLC Number: 776976541
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Early research on fission, and overview: 1933-43; 3. The early materials program: 1933-43; 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 reorganisation 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, Paul W. Henriksen, Roger A. Meade, Catherine L. Westfall, With contributions by Gordon Baym, Richard Hewlett, Alison Kerr, Robert Penneman, Leslie Redman, Robert Seidel.

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'Critical Assembly ... is a true historical record of an epic technical venture. I strongly recommend it.' Hans A. Bethe, Physics World "This book fulfills its declared intention of providing an Read more...

 
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