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Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: The Weapons Program: Overview

By C. Paul Robinson

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Title: Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983: The Weapons Program: Overview  
Author: C. Paul Robinson
Volume: Volume 7, Article 12
Language: English
Subject: Newsletter, Science, Education
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Los Alamos Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory Journal Collection
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Publisher: Los Alamos National Laboratory


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Robinson, C. P. (1983). Los Alamos Science No. 7, Winter/Spring 1983. Retrieved from

Description: In 1983 many of the pioneers who helped develop the first fission and thermonuclear bombs were still at LANL and able to relay their first-hand experiences. This volume is filled with their stories and insights into the scientific and technological developments that grew from the nuclear weapons work.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Oppenheimer Years 1943-1945 -- The Bradbury Years 1943-1945 -- LAMPF: A Dream and a Gamble -- Magnetic Fusion -- The Agnew Years 1970-1979: Vintage Agnew -- The Times They Were a Changing -- The Laser Programs -- The Reactor Safety Program -- The Nuclear Safeguards Program -- The Hot Dry Rock Program -- The Kerr Years 1979- -- The Weapons Program: Overview -- Nuclear Data ; The Numbers Needed to Design the Bombs -- Early Reactors ; From Fermi's Water Boiler to Novel Power Prototypes -- Computing and Computers ; Weapons Simulation Leads to the Computer Era -- Plutonium ; A Wartime Nightmare but a Metallurgist's Dream -- Criticality ; A Fine Line of Control -- Weapon Design ; We've Done a Lot but We Can't Say Much -- Field Testing ; The Physical Proof of Design Principles -- Authors -- The British Mission -- Seven Hours of Reminiscences --


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