Catalogue description The Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

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Title: The Frisch-Peierls Memorandum

Peierls most influential work, written with O. R. Frisch at Birmingham in March 1940, stating the case for the feasibility of producing an atomic bomb using the rare 235 isotope of uranium. The importance of the document and its role in the setting-up of the MAUD Committee, the 'Tube Alloys' and 'Manhattan' Projects have been acknowledged in all the histories of the period. Peierls's own brief account is given in Bird of Passage 152-156.

Date: 1940
Held by: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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