AUTHORKirshenbaum, Isidor
TITLEPhysical Properties and Analysis of Heavy Water
PUBLISHERMcGraw-Hill Publishing Company
CITYNew York, NY
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This volume, a part of the National Nuclear Energy Series, covers work performed at Columbia University during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project's investigation of deuterium oxide (heavy water). Heavy water was used as a moderator to slow neutrons in nuclear reactors. Much of the work was directed by Harold Urey, the discoverer of deuterium and professor at Columbia. The book details the physical properties of heavy water, its analysis by mass spectrometry and other physical techniques. The final chapter discusses the natural abundances of hydrogen and oxygen isotopes. Much of the material appeared for the first time in this volume in 1951, as it was classified as secret information during the war.

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