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'.
She opens her concert sporting an atomic pile of nuclear-red cuffs, a tonsorial symbol, if you will, of armageddon.
Uranium and uranium oxide were piled up in combination with graphite blocks in a structure called an atomic pile.
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.