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Title: The first reactor [40th anniversary commemorative edition]

Abstract

This 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.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC; USDOE Office of the Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration, Washington, DC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
782931
Report Number(s):
DOE/NE-0046
TRN: AH200127%%129
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Enlarged Photocopy; PBD: 1 Dec 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHAIN REACTIONS; CHICAGO; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; MANHATTAN PROJECT; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; CP-1; GRAPHITE REACTORS; MANHATTEN PROJECT; WORLD WAR II

Citation Formats

. The first reactor [40th anniversary commemorative edition]. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/782931.
. The first reactor [40th anniversary commemorative edition]. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/782931
. 1982. "The first reactor [40th anniversary commemorative edition]". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/782931. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/782931.
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abstractNote = {This 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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