[ RadSafe ] WW2 Nuclear Efforts
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 18 16:41:03 CDT 2006
A lot had to do with rejection of "Jewish" science,
the Nuremberg laws and exodis of scientist from Nazi
Germany. A good book that tells a lot is "The End of
the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born"
I found it a fascinating piece. Max Born taught 6
Nobel Prize winners.
--- JPreisig at aol.com wrote:
> This is from: jpreisig at aol.com.
> Hey Radsafers,
> Greetings from hot and humid New Jersey
> (USA). Public Television
> has shown lately the Copenhagen story --- a
> discussion between Bohr and
> Heisenberg during WWII. The History Channel
> (USA) has also been
> showing some documentaries about the
> liberation of Heisenberg's
> nuclear laboratories at the end of WWII.
> Apparently, the invading US
> forces found Heisenberg's Lab(s) had a
> fission (Heavy water moderated?)
> reactor, complete with tons of elemental
> Uranium located nearby.
> Perhaps, when Heisenberg was being
> listened to (i.e. bugged) when
> he discussed the German "device" effort (in a
> British farmhouse --- he
> talking with his German colleagues), he may
> have been talking about
> the (elemental) mass of Uranium needed to
> make a German nuclear
> device. He suggested that tons of Uranium
> would be needed to make
> a German nuclear device. Not necessarily
> The show about Copenhagen suggested that
> the USA had working
> Cyclotrons (see Kaplan's Nuclear Physics
> book), but that the German's
> few, or no, working cyclotrons. Apparently
> the German Political
> Military) leadership had scared out of
> Germany many of the necessary
> Cyclotron and/or Nuclear Physics researchers.
> Thus, this all
> slowed greatly German efforts to make U-235.
> A while ago (on RADSAFE) there was a
> discussion about hundreds of
> pounds of (elemental) Uranium making its way
> from Germany to
> Japan (during WWII). Perhaps the Japanese
> had a working cyclotron
> and/or Calutron to make the necessary U-235,
> for use in making a
> working nuclear device.
> So, there you have it, without too much
> research. I believe
> Heisenberg had the theoretical knowledge,
> (elemental) uranium and a
> reactor (to make plutonium???) to support
> the German war effort.
> But, he did not have the American invented
> cyclotron and/or a
> calutron. These would have taken a while
> to build.
> Magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Indonesia
> today (small by recent
> magnitude 8.7 to 9.3 Indonesian
> earthquakes). A tsunami was
> and there was some loss of life. If you are
> vacationing in
> Indonesia, and
> the Ocean water heads out to sea, don't
> stand around picking up the
> that are flopping aroung on the beach. Head
> Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig,
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John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com
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