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Plutonium Metallurgy at Los Alamos, 1943-1945: Recollections of Edward F. Hammel

Hammel, Edward F.

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ISBN 10: 0941232204 / ISBN 13: 9780941232203
Published by Los Alamos Historical Society
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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0941232204 Los Alamos Historical Society softcover, 1998, unused, remainder mark on bottom edge otherwise unmarked, only slight wear (Like New); We will bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 70038OVSC

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Title: Plutonium Metallurgy at Los Alamos, 1943-...

Publisher: Los Alamos Historical Society


Book Condition:Fine

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An account of one of the untold stories of the Manhattan project the metallurgy of plutonium and the making of the first plutonium bomb parts. Hammel brings to this work his personal recollections and the results of hundreds of hours of searching through archives at Los Alamos to provide a history of the early struggles of dealing with plutonium, the world's most complex element. He illustrates the immensity of the accomplishments of the chemists, metallurgists and engineers who worked side-by-side with physicists to accomplish one of the great achievements of the century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Edward Hammel earned a PhD from Princeton in physical chemistry in 1941. His work at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory began in 1944 during the wartime effort to build the atomic bomb. His particular responsibility was for the remelting, alloying, and casting of plutonium metal. After the war he remained at the Laboratory, retiring in 1974 as its Assistant Director for Energy. He lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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