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Military projects - Herausgeber: Source: Wikipedia
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Military projects - Paperback

2011, ISBN: 9781156535738

[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: Books LLC, Reference Series], Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 66. Chapters: Manhattan Project, Project Pluto, Project Mogul, Venona project, Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, Project Gemini, Project Stormfury, Project Habakkuk, Project 4.1, Project High Wire, Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Project ROSE, Project Excelsior, Project HARP, Project Rainbow, Project National Glory, Project SHAD, Prompt Global Strike, Project Coast, Integrated Missile Research and Development Programme, Project MKNAOMI, Project Horizon, Dassault LOGIDUC, Project Jefferson, Lunex Project, 816 Nuclear Military Plant, Project Highwater, Project Clear Vision, Project Bacchus, Project 112, Project Pigeon, Project Kahu, Operation High Dive. Excerpt: The Manhattan Project was a research and development program, led by the United States with participation from the United Kingdom and Canada, that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II. From 1942 to 1946, the project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Army component of the project was designated the Manhattan District "Manhattan" gradually superseded the official codename, "Development of Substitute Materials", for the entire project. Along the way, the Manhattan Project absorbed its British counterpart, Tube Alloys. The Manhattan Project began modestly in 1939, but grew to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US2 billion (roughly equivalent to 24.4 billion as of 2011). Over 90% of the cost was for building factories and producing the fissionable materials, with less than 10% for development and production of the weapons. Research and production took place at more than 30 sites, some secret, across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Two types of atomic bomb were developed during the war. A relatively simple gun-type fission weapon was made using uranium-235, an isotope that makes up only 0.7 percent of natural uranium. Since it is chemically identical to the main isotope, uranium-238, and has almost the same mass, it proved difficult to separate. Three methods were employed for uranium enrichment: electromagnetic, gaseous and thermal. Most of this work was performed at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In parallel with the work on uranium was an effort to produce plutonium. Reactors were constructed at Hanford, Washington, in which uranium was irradiated and transmuted into plutonium. The plutonium was then chemically separated from the uranium. The gun-type design proved impractical to use with plutonium so a more complex implosion-type weapon was developed in a concerted design and construction effort at the project's weapons research and design laboratory in Los Alamos, New MVersandfertig in 3-5 Tagen, [SC: 0.00]

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: Books LLC, 130 Seiten, L=152mm, B=229mm, H=8mm, Gew.=200gr, Kartoniert/Broschiert

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781156535738
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1156535735
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: Books LLC
130 Pages
Weight: 0,200 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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