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Nuclear Weapons Journal, Issue 1, 2006; LALP-06-084

Burgess, Margaret (Managing Editor-Science Writer)

Published by Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 2006
Condition: very good Soft cover
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Quarto, 29 and 3 pages of the covers. Wraps. Color Illustrations. Figures. Tables. Charts. The Laboratory has a proud history and heritage of more than 70 years of science and innovation. The people at the Laboratory work on advanced technologies to provide the best scientific and engineering solutions to the nation's most crucial security challenges. The primary responsibility of the Laboratory is assuring the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Though the world is rapidly changing, this essential responsibility remains the core mission. The Laboratory was established in 1943 as site Y of the Manhattan Project for a single purpose: to design and build an atomic bomb. It took just 20 months. On July 16, 1945, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated 200 miles south of Los Alamos at Trinity Site on the Alamogordo bombing range. Under the scientific leadership of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the military direction of General Leslie R. Groves, scientists at the Laboratory had successfully weaponized the atom. Hitler was defeated in Europe, but the Japanese Empire continued to wage an aggressive Pacific war. So President Harry S. Truman chose to employ atomic bombs in an effort to end WWII. Little Boy, a uranium gun-type weapon, was used against Hiroshima; Fat Man, an implosion plutonium bomb, was dropped on Nagasaki. An invasion of the Japanese home islands proved unnecessary, thus sparing thousands of American and Japanese lives. The Nuclear Weapons Journal (NWJ) publishes unclassified articles on nuclear weapons science and engineering at Los Alamos National Laboratory and on facilities, security, safety, and environmental topics related to the weapons programs. The NWJ is a publication of the Principal Associate Directorate for Weapons Programs. This unclassified, quarterly publication highlights ongoing work in the nuclear weapons program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Articles in this issue include dynamic response of plutonium, Davis Gun experiments, modeling permeability development, compressive response of Kel-F 800, and HE replacement. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 53624

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Title: Nuclear Weapons Journal, Issue 1, 2006; LALP...

Publisher: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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