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Title Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 / Lillian Hoddeson ... [and others] ; with contributions from Gordon Baym ... [and others]
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1993]
©1993

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Description xv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction -- 2. Early research on fission, and overview: 1933-1943 -- 3. The early materials program: 1933-1943 -- 4. Setting up project Y: June 1942 to March 1943 -- 5. Research in the first months of project Y: April to September 1943 -- 6. Creating a wartime community: September 1943 to August 1944 -- 7. The gun weapon: September 1943 to August 1944 -- 8. The implosion program accelerates: September 1943 to July 1944 -- 9. New hopes for the implosion weapon: September 1943 to July 1944 -- 10. The nuclear properties of a fission weapon: September 1943 to July 1944 -- 11. Uranium and plutonium: early 1943 to August 1944 -- 12. The discovery of spontaneous fission in plutonium and the reorganisation of Los Alamos -- 13. Building the uranium bomb: August 1944 to July 1945 -- 14. Exploring the plutonium implosion weapon: August 1944 to February 1945 -- 15. Finding the implosion design: August 1944 to February 1945 -- 16. Building the implosion gadget: March 1945 to July 1945 -- 17. Critical assemblies and nuclear physics: August 1944 to July 1945 -- 18. The test at Trinity: January 1944 to July 1945 -- 19. Delivery: June 1943 to August 1945 -- 20. The legacy of Los Alamos
Analysis Nuclear weapons Bombs History
United States
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [418]-492) and indexes
Subject Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory -- History.
Manhattan District history, Project Y, the Alamos Project
Atomic bomb -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- History.
Los Alamos (N.M.) -- History.
Author Baym, Gordon.
Hoddeson, Lillian.
LC no. 92036611
ISBN 0521441323 (hc)
0521541174 (paperback)