Skip to product information
1 of 1

Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W Henriksen; Roger A Meade

Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W Henriksen; Roger A Meade Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years: Critical Assembly : A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945 (Paperback)

Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W Henriksen; Roger A Meade Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years: Critical Assembly : A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945 (Paperback)

Regular price $102.54 USD
Regular price Sale price $102.54 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
This 1993 book explores how the 'critical assembly' of scientists at Los Alamos created the first atomic bombs. This volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the "critical assembly" of scientists, engineers, and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the start of the Manhattan Engineer District, and an overview of the early materials program, the book examines the establishment of the Los Alamos Laboratory, the implosion and gun assembly programs, nuclear physics research, chemistry and metallurgy, explosives, uranium and plutonium development, confirmation of spontaneous fission in pile-produced plutonium, the thermonuclear bomb, critical assemblies, the Trinity test, and delivery of the combat weapons. Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years: Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945 (Paperback)

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Book Format

Paperback

Original Languages

ENG

Number of Pages

528

Author

Paul W Henriksen, Roger A Meade, Lillian Hoddeson, Catherine L Westfall

Title

Critical Assembly

ISBN-13

9780521541176

Publication Date

February, 2004

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.12 x 6.42 x 1.29 Inches

ISBN-10

0521541174

SKU: WA52582562

Shipping & Returns

Shipping: FREE

Returns: see Cancellation, Returns & Refund

View full details