AUTHORKelly, Cynthia C.
TITLEA Guide to the Manhattan Project in Tennessee
PUBLISHERAtomic Heritage Foundation
CITYWashington, D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2011
ISBNNo number - Use WorldCat link below


This concise guidebook combines history, science, and personal accounts to lead the reader on a tour of sites associated with the Manhattan Project and its legacy in East Tennessee. It opens with a brief introduction to the science of the atom, the technology of nuclear weapons, and an overview of the geology and history of the region. The next section focuses on the Clinton Engineering Works, the facility where uranium enrichment occurred. Descriptions of the X-10 graphite reactor and the three methods used to enrich uranium (Y-12 electromagnetic separation, K-25 gaseous diffusion, and S-50 thermal diffusion) provide interesting views of those processes. The final section gives a vivid picture of life in Oak Ridge, the city that supported the plants. The booklet also contains memories of the people who lived in the area and worked on the project, numerous photographs, a short bibliography, and a chronology.


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