Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction

  title={Experimental Production of a Divergent Chain Reaction},
  author={Enrico Fermi},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • E. Fermi
  • Published 1 December 1952
  • Materials Science
  • American Journal of Physics
Except for minor editorial revisions this paper is the reproduction of a report written for the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago almost ten years ago, after the experimental production of a divergent chain reaction. This report has now been declassified and can be published. The present first part of the report contains a general description of the first pile and of its operation. The details of the construction, preparation, and testing of the materials and of the… 
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