Differences in the Manhattan Project

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Does anyone know where I can learn about the different parts of the Manhattan Project?
 

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Astronuc
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One can google on "Manhattan Project".

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

http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/intro.htm

http://www.mbe.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/index.htm

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

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Med/Med.html

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.

http://www.aip.org/history/lawrence/bomb_text.htm
http://www.aip.org/history/lawrence/bomb.htm

http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/history/Timeline/1940s.html
http://web.mit.edu/klund/www/books/nnes.html
 
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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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