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Manhattan Project The Manhattan Project was the name for the United States program to develop an atomic bomb during the second world war It was the largest scientific effort undertaken at that time It involved thirty-seven laboratories throughout the country One-hundred thousand people worked on this project Some of these people include the Nobel prize-winning physicists Arthur Holly Compton Enrico Fermi Richard Feynman Ernest Lawrence and Harold Urey In the following I will briefly discuss what nuclear fission is the origins of the project the procedures and what the resulting product was used for Nuclear fission is the splitting of heavy nuclei to release energy Elements such as uranium and plutonium have heavy nuclei To produce nuclear fission in a nuclear reactor a bombarding particle such as a neutron and a target material such as uranium 235 is required The resulting split material is called fission fragments The by-products of fission chain reactions are energy primarily in the form of heat and radioactive waste The origin of the Manhattan Project is often traced to a letter from Albert Einstein to President Franklin D Roosevelt The letter warned Franklin about German efforts to build a nuclear weapon Einstein advised Roosevelt to appoint a committee to try to create one before the Germans He ordered the Office of Scientific Research and Development a government agency to investigate the possibility of creating an atomic weapon In 1942 the Army Corps of Engineers was assigned the job of building facilities at which the research and testing would be done This job was managed by the Corps of Engineers Manhattan District That is where the Manhattan project got its name Franklin appointed the Armys chief engineer Brig Gen Leslie R Groves as director The scientists working on the Project worked in isolation Many of them did their research in different parts of the country unaware of the larger project in which they were part of
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