TICKLING THE DRAGON’S TAIL: THE STORY OF THE “DEMON CORE”

Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Story of the “Demon Core”

In a plutonium core scheduled for detonation was harmlessly melted down and reintegrated into the United States' nuclear stockpile. That was the end

﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ Ƒմɳ ֆ Ïɳ৳ҽɽҽʂ৳Ꭵɳɠ Ƒąç৳ʂ ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ ᏇɦᎧ ҠɳҽᏇ??? ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ ~ The Demon Core This spherical core of plutonium was kept at New Mexico’s Los Alamos laboratory in 1945 and was responsible for the deaths of two scientists. The core was made up of two hemispheres that had to be kept separate, as allowing them to touch would form a critical mass. In a display of bravado, physicist Louis Slotin decided to use a thin screwdriver blade to wiggle them around. As you can imagine, it didn’t go well.

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﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ Ƒմɳ ֆ Ïɳ৳ҽɽҽʂ৳Ꭵɳɠ Ƒąç৳ʂ ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ ᏇɦᎧ ҠɳҽᏇ??? ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ ~ The Demon Core This spherical core of plutonium was kept at New Mexico’s Los Alamos laboratory in 1945 and was responsible for the deaths of two scientists. The core was made up of two hemispheres that had to be kept separate, as allowing them to touch would form a critical mass. In a display of bravado, physicist Louis Slotin decided to use a thin screwdriver blade to wiggle them around. As you can imagine, it didn’t go well.

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Haroutune Krikor Daghlian, Jr. (May 4, 1921 – September 15, 1945) was an American physicist with the Manhattan Project who accidentally irradiated himself on August 21, 1945, during a critical mass experiment at the remote Omega Site facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, resulting in his death 25 days later.

Haroutune Krikor Daghlian, Jr. (May 4, 1921 – September 15, 1945) was an American physicist with the Manhattan Project who accidentally irradiated himself on August 21, 1945, during a critical mass experiment at the remote Omega Site facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, resulting in his death 25 days later.

I think we can all agree that the physicists, engineers, and chemists who worked on the Manhattan Project -- which ultimately ended World War II -- were consummate geniuses and paragons of professionalism. Except they weren't. The demon core of plutonium claimed numerous lives at Los Alamos due to sloppy science.

I think we can all agree that the physicists, engineers, and chemists who worked on the Manhattan Project -- which ultimately ended World War II -- were consummate geniuses and paragons of professionalism. Except they weren't. The demon core of plutonium claimed numerous lives at Los Alamos due to sloppy science.

Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Story of the “Demon Core”

Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Story of the “Demon Core”

"At the first sign of any unusual behavior inside the box he was to abandon the automobile and run as far away from it as his legs would carry him..."

"Gilda", the 23-kiloton air-deployed nuclear weapon using the "demon core", detonated on July 1, 1946 during Operation Crossroads Able.

"Gilda", the 23-kiloton air-deployed nuclear weapon using the "demon core", detonated on July 1, 1946 during Operation Crossroads Able.

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