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1 Rutherford’s Transmutation of Nitrogen Ernest RutherfordDisintegration Chamber

2 Cyclotron

3 Nuclear Binding Energies

4 Fission

5 Critical Mass

6 Enrico Fermi Chicago Pile 1 Stagg Field, University of Chicago Uranium Pellets Graphite Bricks Cadmium Coated Rods

7 Uranium Enrichment 0.7% 235 U Uranium Hexafluoride Gas Storage Cylinder Oakridge, TN Gaseous Diffusion 238 UF 6 vs. 235 UF 6

8 Fission Bomb

9 Little-Boy Uranium Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima 13 – 18 kiloTons of TNT

10 Fat Man Plutonium Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki 21 kiloTons

11 Fusion - Naturally Occurring 1 1 H H 2 1 H e 1 1 H H 3 2 He 3 2 He He 4 2 He H 3 2 He H 4 2 He e

12 Fusion Bomb Mike Liquid Deuterium Bomb Enewetak Atoll 10 – 12 MegaTons

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14 Teller – Ulam Design

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