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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

    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 [Broken]
     
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  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.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2007 #4

    Astronuc

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    That's a excellent book.

    Also - http://www.amazon.com/Tuxedo-Park-Street-Science-Changed/dp/0684872870 [Broken]

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684813785/${0} [Broken] by Richard Rhodes

    http://www.amazon.com/Brighter-than-Thousand-Suns-Scientists/dp/0156141507/${0} [Broken] by Robert Jungk
     
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