Filtering for posts tagged with ‘John Coster-Mullen’. Showing of 5 posts that match query. November Visions. Visualizing fissile materials. John Coster-Mullen. · Rating details · 11 ratings · 2 reviews. The author has attended every reunion of the th Composite Group since In , he. “Fat Man” was the codename for the nuclear bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city .. Essay and interview with John Coster-Mullen, the author of Atom Bombs: The Top Secret Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man, (first printed.

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Joel Foster marked it as to-read Nov 10, Physics package see details below.

Mohammed Sobhy marked it as to-read Mar 31, The explosion symmetrically compressed the plutonium to twice its normal density before the “Urchin” added free neutrons to initiate a fission chain reaction. The author has attended every reunion of the th Composite Group since The cyclotron -produced isotopes, on which the original measurements had been made, held much lower traces of plutonium The weapon was powerful ; at least 10 times more destructive than the bomb the U.

The threading on Little Boy’s nose cone it was two threads per inch ; the gold foil used at the center of the Fat Man design physicists debated for hours about how many thin sheets to use. The difficulties became apparent when attempts to measure the density of plutonium gave inconsistent results. The topics evolve from what might be thinkable to that which has been made real: For all its limitations, North Korea is such a state.

Spiral-boundpages. The impracticability of a gun-type bomb using plutonium was agreed at a meeting in Los Alamos on 17 July Sweeney then proceeded to the alternative target of Nagasaki. John Coster-Mullen; 1st edition Language: The text itself wasn’t very long, only 87 pages.


Bob Alexander rated it really liked it Jan 17, I consider myself relatively well read on this subject and with a strong physics background find this work a new look at old information. Amazing level of detail, much new or heretofore scattered to numerous hard to find sources.

By the time of the third bomb run, Japanese anti-aircraft fire was getting close; Second Lieutenant Jacob Beser was monitoring Japanese communications, and he reported activity on the Japanese fighter direction radio bands. Beahan [40] found a hole in the clouds.

I realize it is a bit more expensive than some of the others, but the quality of reproduction and the illustrations and photos are top notch, no where else easily available and I think well worth the publication price.

Furthermore he gathered information from many sources who are now deceased. Ramsey, Project Alberta “You have done a remarkable job. David Marks marked it as to-read Nov 14, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Geoff Brumfiel Facebook Twitter Instagram. Goodreads helps you keep track coster-mmullen books you want to read.

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They chose a gun-type design in which two sub-critical masses would be brought together by firing a “bullet” into a “target”. In the s and s, Sweden had a bomb program that produced a complex design, Lewis says. The Los Alamos Primer: It was found that this was stable at room temperature when alloyed with aluminum, but aluminum emits neutrons when bombarded with alpha particlescsoter-mullen would exacerbate the pre-ignition problem.

The “Tech Effects” program “Hiroshima” also appears on the History Channel and the author is listed in the credits. The Neutron’s Long Shadow: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


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Atom Bombs: The Top Secret Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man

The medium-density aluminum “pusher” transfers the imploding shock-wave from the low-density explosive to the high-density uranium, minimizing undesirable turbulence. These code names were created by Robert Serbera former student of Oppenheimer’s who doster-mullen on the Manhattan Project. Tina added it Jan 07, I only wish there was more of the historical details about the actual missions to drop the bombs, but there are other books for that.

To make his models, he drove 1, miles to Los Alamos, N. It has the reactors and centrifuges needed to make bomb-grade fuel.

The real challenge is getting the uranium or plutonium needed to make the design a reality. The “Tech Effects” program “Hiroshima” also appears on the History Channel and the author is listed in the credits. Ben marked it as to-read Jan 02, In Augusthe was honored to accept an invitation by the government of Tinian to give a series of presentations on the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan to an audience of both US and Japanese veterans.

Thompson was brought in as a consultant, and discussed the problem with Neddermeyer in June