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25/01/1939 1st nuclear fission experiment in US


Physics - Nuclear Fission reaction explained - Physics

The experiment took place at the Columbia University, New York. Some of the investigators were Enrico Fermi, John Dunning or Francis G. Slack. Their work later led to the construction of Chicago Pile-1, the world's first artificial nuclear reactor. In 1942 it achieved self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
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    • Essentials 

    • Radioactive decay 

    • Nuclear reaction 

    • Input 

    • Output 

    • Product nuclei and binding energy 

    • Origin of the active energy and the curve of binding energy 

    • Chain reactions 

    • Fission reactors 

    • Fission bombs 

    • Discovery of nuclear fission 

    • Fission chain reaction realized 

    • Manhattan Project and beyond 

    • Natural fission chain-reactors on Earth