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TitleThe First Reactor [40th Anniversary Commemorative Edition].
Publication DateDecember 1982
Report NumberDOE/NE--0046
Unique IdentifierACC0044
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 782931
Research OrgUSDOE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC; USDOE Office of the Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration, Washington, DC (US)
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE
Subject21 Specific Nuclear Reactors and Associated Plants; 22 General Studies of Nuclear Reactors; Chain Reactions; Chicago; Nuclear Reactions; Historical Aspects; Manhattan Project; Graphite Moderated Reactors
KeywordsCP-1; Graphite Reactors; World War II
Related Web PagesEnrico Fermi and the First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction
Arthur H. Compton and Compton Scattering
AbstractThis updated and revised story of the first reactor, or 'pile,' commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction created by mankind. Enrico Fermi and his team of scientists initiated the reaction on December 2, 1941, underneath the West Stands of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. Firsthand accounts of the participants as well as postwar recollections by Enrico and Laura Fermi are included.
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