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Differences in the Manhattan Project

  1. Feb 13, 2007 #1
    Does anyone know where I can learn about the different parts of the Manhattan Project?
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  3. Feb 13, 2007 #2


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    One can google on "Manhattan Project".

    But try - http://www.fas.org/irp/ops/ci/docs/ci2/2ch1_f.htm



    One can always fall back to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project - but verify the information with other sources.


    There were different sites:

    Berkeley Labs where Lawrence and his group were using cyclotrons for enrichment.

    Handford where Pu was being manufactured via neutron activation of U-238.

    Oak Ridge using gaseous diffusion for enrichment.

    I think MIT's Rad Lab was part of it.


    Last edited: Feb 14, 2007
  4. Feb 13, 2007 #3
    Also, if you're curious about some of the people involved in the project, Brotherhood of the Bomb by Gregg Herken is a good read.
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