Enrico Fermi

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  • Nuclear Reactors

    tool for nuclear experimentation because of its lack of an electric charge. In 1934 experimentation using this new discovery, neutron with varies of materials by a team of scientists led by Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie to discover induced radioactivity, induced radioactivity allow the creation of radium-like elements at much less the price of natural radium. (TheBigger.com, 2011) In 1930s more work on this was done by Enrico Fermi, which focused on using slow neutrons to increase the effectiveness of induced radioactivity. Experiments bombarding uranium with neutrons led Fermi to believe he had created a new, transuranic element, which was dubbed Neptunium. (Neptunium, n.d) In 1938, chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, with physicist Lise Meitner and Meitner 's nephew, Otto Robert Frisch, continues further experiments with the products of neutron-uranium, to find more prove on Fermi 's claims. They found through the experiments that the relatively tiny neutron split the nucleus of the massive uranium atoms into two roughly equal pieces, contradicting Fermi. (Neptunium, n.d) Once this was confirmed through a number of experiments, it was announced by Frédéric Joliot-Curie in 1939, scientists in many countries petitioned their governments for support of nuclear fission research, just on the cusp of World War II, for the development of a nuclear weapon. (atomicarchive.com, n.d) These discoveries led to the creation of the first man-made reactor, known as Chicago Pile-1…

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  • Nuclear Energy Research Papers

    nuclear weaponry and U-238 can be changed into fissionable plutonium in breeder reactors Stated in the article, “Uranium.” According to the biographical article, in 1938, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered how to create a nuclear fusion, a nuclear reaction in which atomic nucleus of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus. Also in the biography of Otto Hahn it was said that they discovered the fission of uranium and thorium in medium heavy atomic nuclei and his first work on…

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  • Influence On J. Robert Oppenheimer's Life And Work

    Commission. He lobbied for international arms control. In 1947, J. Robert Oppenheimer managed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He worked on the Manhattan Project in order to invent nuclear weaponry and create the atomic bomb. During the Second Red Scare, in 1954, Oppenheimer’s security clearance was revoked. Because he had previously expressed political sympathies towards Communists, he could no longer work on such high security issues in the nation. Therefore,…

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  • The Importance Of Nuclear Energy

    On December 12, 2015, the world came together in Paris and for the first time addressed global warming. It was determined that the world’s goal by 2050 would be to keep global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius. With such high expectations, the US and other countries around the world need to invest in new power producing technologies in order to phase out the fossil fuel industry. While renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are the best long term solutions, their unreliable,…

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  • Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Research Paper

    One of the largest environmental disasters in world history happened on March 11, 2011. The site was the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake was experienced off the northeastern coast of Japan, and this triggered tsunamis that affected shorelines within minutes. Dozens of villages alongside 200 miles of coastline were substantially destroyed. Waves measuring more than 40 feet struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant, located only 150 miles from Tokyo. The…

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  • Enrico Fermi: The Father Of The Atomic Bomb

    allowed them to grow and prosper in physics (Latil 113). The man with this honor is Enrico Fermi and without him, who knows what would have happened in World War II. Enrico Fermi had multiple experiences and obstacles in his life, but all of the experiences and obstacles, from childhood to adulthood in Italy and America, allowed him to successfully advance theoretical physics to another level that no other Italian physicist would have been able to accomplish. Enrico Fermi was the youngest of…

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  • The Influence Of The Manhattan Project

    “The Manhattan Project” was a former research project that was responsible for developing the first atomic bombs during World War II, with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada from 1942 to 1945 . General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer were in-charge of the Project . The members of the committee combined their expertise, technology, science and finance. The success of the Manhattan Project was when a uranium bomb called “Little…

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  • Nuclear Energy: Pros And Cons

    Nuclear Energy: Pros and Cons Jovencey St.Fleur 11th Grade Tabachynsky Deerfield Beach High School 2015-2016 Physics I H 20033900 ________________________________________________________________________ I am submitting my own work and have acknowledged each use of the words, graphics, or ideas of another person through citations and a bibliography. Signature: _____________________________ Date: ________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ …

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  • Enrico Fermi: How The Atomic Bomb Changed The World

    Enrico Fermi interest in physics was found at a young age by his father and his colleagues, and as Fermi progressed through school, he studied more in physics and won many awards. Fermi later went on to earn his doctorate degree from the University of Pisa in 1922. Following his graduation from the University of Pisa, Fermi was awarded a scholarship from the government to work with other physics professors, and would later become a professor himself. Several years later, Fermi won the nobel…

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  • Does Life Exist Further In The Universe?

    of the most famous one of these models. Rather than evaluate and quantify the number of civilisations, the equation yearned to inspire scientific dialogue at SETI ( Search for Intelligent life). The equation shows that the number of civilisations - N - is a product of certain variables such as the number of Sun like stars older than ours, the high probability of these stars having earth like planets etc. The equation is N = R* . fp . ne . fl . fi . fc .L But there is a distinct contradiction…

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