atomic pile

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Synonyms for atomic pile

a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

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It ended in 1942 with the creation of 'big, or post-modern' science which began when Enrico Fermi's atomic pile, crucial in the race to discover an atomic bomb before Hitler did so, 'went critical for the first time'.
Visitors also can see a model of CP-1, the atomic pile that created the first sustained, controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago.
1 atomic pile building the Queen saw the four charging motors - painted in pastel shades of blue, green, yellow and pink - controlling the pounds 2-m worth of uranium rods which inserted in the graphite pile were producing an intense heat in the atomic furnace.
Cathedral was opened; 1904: Napoleon was crowned Emperor in Paris; 1901: King camp Gillette patented the first safety-razor; 1942: The first atomic pile started operating in Chicago;1990: Christian Democrats under Helmut Kohl won the first general election held in reunited Germany.
The economics of atomic piles versus coal-burning furnaces will in time involve management and labor in vigorous, possibly violent disagreements.