AUTHORTurner, Louis A.
TITLENuclear Fission
PERIODICAL TITLEReviews of Modern Physics
DATE PUBLISHED1940
VOLUME NUMBER12
ISSUE NUMBER1 (January)
PAGE NUMBERS1-29
ISSN0034-6861
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This article reviews the results obtained from experiments on uranium and the transuranic elements up to January 1940. It consists of two parts. The first part presents the topic in a general way for readers who are not researchers in the field, and do not need completeness of detail. The second part considers some aspects of the subject more closely. The article includes many references to the literature, so it may serve as an analytical reference guide. It is interesting to note that some 100 papers on fission were published in 1939; the subject was not yet classified. Also of note, bombs and reactors were openly discussed.


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