Atomic energy in war and peace / by Gessner G. Hawley and Sigmund W. Leifson.

; Leifson, Sigmund W. (Sigmund Waldemar), 1897-1984, author
New York : Reinhold Pub. Corporation, 1945.

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Other Authors Leifson, Sigmund W. 1897-1984,
Subjects Atomic bomb.
Atoomfysica.
Kernfysica.
Kernwapens.
Nuclear energy.
Description ix, [1], 211 pages : frontispiece, illustrations, diagrams ; 20 cm
Copyright Date 1945.
Notes Includes index.
Also issued online.
Contents Pandora? -- Havoc -- What is an atom? -- The Greeks had a word for it -- The atomic theory -- Perpetual motion -- The periodic system -- What is a molecule? -- Chemical changes -- How big are molecules? -- How many compounds are there? -- Keeping warm -- The energy in a molecule -- Why fuels burn -- Chemical balance -- Free energy -- A closed corporation -- Where do fuels get their heat? -- How fuels were made -- Petroleum -- Frozen energy -- Rust -- Thermite -- Explosive compounds -- Gas expansion -- The nature of gases -- Mass vs weight -- Potential energy -- Kinetic energy -- Why explosions demolish buildings -- The sun -- Mass-energy transformation -- Inside the atom -- Electrical balance -- Protons -- Neutrons -- Nuclear forces -- Electrons -- Photons -- Electrons vs photons -- Energy -- At Gibson Island -- Isotopes -- Radioactivity -- Natural atomic disintegration -- Gamma rays -- Atom-smashing in the stars -- Artificial transmutation -- Discovery of neutrons -- Mass and energy again -- Modern alchemy -- Deuterons -- Cloud chamber -- A closer look at nuclear disintegration -- Induced radioactivity -- Uses of radioactive isotopes -- The cyclotron -- Uranium -- Uranium fission -- Neutron production -- Fission fragments -- Neutron capture -- The problem -- Probabilities -- Slow neutrons and moderators -- Purity of materials -- Pure U-235 -- The new elements -- Chemical separation of plutonium -- U-235 vs plutonium -- Separation of uranium isotopes -- The gaseous diffusion method -- A production nightmare -- Centrifugal separation -- Electromagnetic separation -- The turning point -- The first experimental pile -- The first chain-reacting pile -- The plutonium problem -- The lattice -- Shielding and control -- The Clinton installations -- The Hanford plant -- Los Alamos, New Mexico -- The critical size factor -- The time factor -- The atomic bomb explosion -- Military future of atomic energy -- Peacetime future of atomic energy -- Electricity -- Steam -- Small-unit propulsion -- Industrial by-products -- Supply and cost factors -- Social implications -- Ave! -- Appendix I. Personnel of The Project -- Appendix II. Canadian development -- Appendix III. Sharing the secret.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)977214
(OCoLC)ocm00977214
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WorldCat Identities Hawley, Gessner G. 1905-1983.
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