sixpenceee: “ The Demon Core During experiments with a sphere of plutonium nicknamed the “demon core” at Los Alamos laboratory, scientist Louis Slotin died when a screwdriver slipped and the sphere went supercritical. After the room grew hot and was...
The Demon Core: Appropriately Named? In light of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, much attention has been given to the effects of prolonged exposure to radiation. In order to gauge just how catastrophic (if not rare) this can be, one needn't look any further than the Plutonium core (which has tellingly been dubbed the "demon core") disaster(s)that took place during the second world war. Read all about these incidents, and see how they impacted the way the worl
﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ 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.
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.