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Lars Jaeger December 3, 2017 , 0

The Beginning of the Atomic Age - the first controlled nuclear chain reaction 75 years ago

It was first shown to be possible in Hitler’s Germany: splitting atomic nuclei. Under bombardment with neutrons of appropriate energy the nuclei of uranium atoms burst like drops of water and break into two parts (plus single neutrons). With 200 million electron volts, the energy of these fragments is much larger than any energy produced […]

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