Table of contents for Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 / Lillian Hoddeson ... [et al.] ; with contributions from Gordon Baym ... [et al.].


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1. Introduction
2. Early research on fission, and overview: 1933-1943
3. The early materials program: 1933-1943
4. Setting up project Y: June 1942 to March 1943
5. Research in the first months of project Y: April to September 1943
6. Creating a wartime community: September 1943 to August 1944
7. The gun weapon: September 1943 to August 1944
8. The implosion program accelerates: September 1943 to July 1944
9. New hopes for the implosion weapon: September 1943 to July 1944
10. The nuclear properties of a fission weapon: September 1943 to July 1944
11. Uranium and plutonium: early 1943 to August 1944
12. The discovery of spontaneous fission in plutonium and the reorganisation of Los Alamos
13. Building the uranium bomb: August 1944 to July 1945
14. Exploring the plutonium implosion weapon: August 1944 to February 1945
15. Finding the implosion design: August 1944 to February 1945
16. Building the implosion gadget: March 1945 to July 1945
17. Critical assemblies and nuclear physics: August 1944 to July 1945
18. The test at Trinity: January 1944 to July 1945
19. Delivery: June 1943 to August 1945
20. The legacy of Los Alamos.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Manhattan District history, Project Y, the Alamos Project, Atomic bomb New Mexico Los Alamos History, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory History, Los Alamos (N, M, ) History