AUTHORLarson, Clarence E.
TITLEThe Role of Chemistry in the Oak Ridge Electromagnetic Project
PERIODICAL TITLEBulletin for the History of Chemistry
DATE PUBLISHED2003
VOLUME NUMBER28
ISSUE NUMBER2
PAGE NUMBERS101-109
ISSN1053-4385


This article highlights the role of chemistry in the electromagnetic process for producing uranium-235. It stress the development of the calutron at the University of California, Berkeley, research and production operations at Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II, and post war applications of separation chemistry developed by the Manhattan Project at the Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge. The author worked at Berkeley and Oak Ridge during World War II, becoming the director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory after the war. His personal and chemical knowledge provides interesting insights.


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