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Title: On the belated discovery of fission

A remarkable sequence of missteps, misfortune, and oversights delayed the discovery of nuclear fission until the eve of World War II—and likely altered history’s course.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410521
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Today; Journal Volume: 68; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BOHR THEORY; FISSION; LIQUID DROP MODEL; NEUTRON REACTIONS; URANIUM