The issue is completely Open Access, meaning the 23 papers are available without a subscription.
From ANS Nuclear Newswire:
“The issue doesn’t focus on the military aspects of the experiment but focuses instead on the scientific value of the experiment to the nuclear community. About the scope of the project, Chadwick states, “The goal of the articles is to clarify the nature of the breakthroughs made, correct previous misunderstandings in the open literature, illuminate fascinating aspects of the underlying research, and illustrate how science from 75 years ago has proven foundational for the peaceful use of nuclear energy and today’s nuclear technology.””
Authors include: Laboratory historian Alan Carr; Deputy Associate Director for Weapons Physics Mark Chadwick; Laboratory Director Thomas Mason; Seaborg Institute Director Franz Freibert.
A sampling of some articles include:
- Thirty Minutes Before the Dawn by Alan. B Carr
- Nuclear Science for the Manhattan Project and Comparison to Todays ENDF Data by Mark B. Chadwick
- Criticality Experiments with Fast 235U and 239Pu Metal and Hydride Systems During the Manhattan Project by Jesson Hutchinson, Jennifer Alwin, Alexander McSpaden, William Myers, Michael Rising & Rene Sanchez
- Critical Assemblies: Dragon Burst Assembly and Solution Assemblies by Robert Kimpland, Travis Grove, Peter Jaegers, Richard Malenfant & William Myers
You can check out the full issue here.
Please see the Research Library’s Resource Guide on LANL History here.