Atomic Energy for Military Purposes (The Smyth Report)

The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb Under the Auspices of the United States Government


Presented below is a list of titles of representative reports prepared in the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago in 1942.

A Table for Calculating the Percentage Loss Due to the Presence of Impurities in Alloy

Concerning the Radium-Beryllium Neutron Sources

Preliminary Estimates of the Radiations from Fission Products

Background of Natural Neutrons in Multiplying Pile

Absorption Cross Sections for Rn plus Be Fast Neutrons

On Mechanical Stresses Produced by Temperature Gradients in Rods and Spheres

Effect of Geometry on Resonance Absorption of Neutrons by Uranium

Protection against Radiations

Planning Experiments on Liquid Cooling

Report on the Possibility of Purifying Uranium by Carbonyl Formation and Decomposition

On the Radioactivity of Cooling Helium

Estimation of Stability of Ether under Various Conditions of Irradiation

Uranium Poisoning

Transuranic and Fission Product Activities

Chemical Effects of Radiation on Air Surrounding the Pile

An Estimate of the Chemical Effects of Radiation on the Cooling Water in the Pile

The Extraction Method of Purification of Uranyl Nitrate

The Diffusion of Fission Products from Cast Metal at 600°C and 1000°C

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