Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb Under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945

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Stanford University Press, 1989 - History - 324 pages
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An exploration of how atomic energy was deployed for military purposes, this text traces the administrative history of the topic and the problems and issues faced as the project became a reality.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Statement of the Problem
31
Administrative History Up to December 1941
45
Progress Up to December 1941
55
Administrative History 19421945
75
The Metallurgical Project at Chicago in 1942
88
The Plutonium Production Problem as of February 1943
108
The Plutonium Problem January 1943 to June 1945
130
General Summary
223
Methods of Observing Fast Particles from Nuclear Reactions
227
The Units of Mass Charge and Energy
234
Delayed Neutrons from Uranium Fission
236
The First SelfSustaining Chain Reacting Pile
239
Sample List of Reports
246
War Department Release on New Mexico Test July 16 1945
247
British Information Service Statement Britain and the Atomic Bomb August 12 1945
255

General Discussion of the Separation of Isotopes
154
The Separation of the Uranium Isotopes by Gaseous Diffusion
172
Electromagnetic Separation of Uranium Isotopes
187
The Work on the Atomic Bomb
206
Canadian Information Service Statement August 13 1945
288
The Smyth Report
297
Index
313
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Morrison is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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