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Definition of the noun atomic pile

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  1. a nuclear reactor that uses controlled nuclear fission to generate energy

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Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Physics

by Blackie

Atomic pile:Atomic pile is a nuclear chain reactor. Atomic Polarizibility: The polarizability tensor is α ≡ EP where p is the polarization and E is the total electric field. external internal E E E. ≡ + Atomic Spring Constant: The spring constant k of a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage (2011)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

Enrico Fermi's atomic pile in Chicago goes critical. 1943 Albert Speer terminates German atomic research. Laboratory No. 2 opens in Moscow. J. Robert Oppenheimer establishes Los Alamos. The Norsk Hydro at Vermork is sabotaged to deny ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

atomic absorption spectroscopy atomic bomb atomic clock atomic emission spectroscopy atomic energy atomic force microscopy atomicity atomic mass unit atomic number atomic orbital atomic pile Atomic Theory atomic volume atomic weight ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (1991)

by Hall

ATOMIC PILE A nuclear ...

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Atomic pile. The term used for a nuclear reactor , especially the early form constructed by piling up graphite blocks (the moderator and uranium rods(the fuel). Attenuation. (1) Refers to the reduction of intensity ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

atomic pile North American term for a *nuclear reactor. atomic weight See relative atomic mass. atomization The dividing of a liquid into very small ...

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition (2008)

by John Daintith

atomic orbitals PAULING atomic pile FERMI atomic structure BOHR (N.H.D.), FOCK, HERZBERG; RUTHERFORD (E.), NAGOKA; SCHRöDINGER; SOMMERFELD atomic theory DALTON atomic weight BERZELIUS; CANNIZZARO, PROUT; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of World History (2015)

by Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

built the first atomic pile .

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2014)

by Carl Schaschke

atomic pile An early name for a *nuclear reactor that used graphite as the * moderator. See windscale nuclear accident. atomic power An alternative name for ...

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

ATOMIC PILE See also electron shell; energy level; SPECTROSCOPY. M.V.B. atomic pile, see nuclear reactor. atomic weight. Building upon Lavoisier's pragmatic definition of element (as a substance never yet reduced to any simpler ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

by C. C. Lee

Atomic pile: A nuclear reactor (EPA-74/l 1). Atomic spectrometry: The term refers to the measurement of the absorption of radiation by atoms (LBL-76/07-bio). Atomic weapon: Any device utilizing atomic energy, exclusive of the means for ...

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Atomic pile in the heart of the city

Actually, no. A Dickensian aluminium anodising plant. This process involves use of sulphuric, nitric and concentrated phosphoric acids, sodium hydroxide solution and emission of copious fumes and liquid waste. It is an amazing relic to be found in the middle of a residential area but it's been here since 1941.

Sun streaming through a ventilation hole in the roof strikes a tub of orange dye.

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