AUTHORFermi, Enrico
TITLEExperimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction
PERIODICAL TITLEAmerican Journal of Physics
DATE PUBLISHED1952
VOLUME NUMBER20
ISSUE NUMBER9
PAGE NUMBERS536-558
ISSN0002-9505
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This article reproduces the report of the construction and operation of a chain reacting pile written for the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago in 1942. It contains detailed descriptions of the materials, design, operation, and measuring instruments used to produce that seminal achievement in nuclear physics. The report was declassified shortly before publication.


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