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Posted June 7, 2000
Henry DeWolf Smyth, a Princeton physicist under the direction of Major General Leslie R. Groves, published in 1945 what was known as 'The Smyth Report' to inform the general public of the latest atomic energy developements, it's vast industry, and the creation of the atomic bomb. The report covers excellent technical explanations of nuclear physics, the 'multiplication factor', gaseous diffusion & electromagnetic isotope separation, and plutonium production. Also explained with detail is the historical developement & organization of the National Defense Research Committee (predecessor of the Atomic Energy Commission), and the role of Britian & Canada in atomic energy research. Definite required reading by anyone interested in nuclear physics and atomic weapon history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.