Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Welcome to the B reactor video series

Atomic Heritage has a whole bunch of videos talking about the reactor used during the Manhattan project to create plutonium from uranium. This was one of the first reactors ever built, and as such was a prototype in the extreme. Furthermore, it was a very large reactor compared to the few other experimental reactors of the period. Like everything else with the Manhattan project, this reactor was huge, expensive, and at the bleeding edge of science at the time.

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