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Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090790

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001

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‘Tube Alloys’: the British atomic bomb project

‘Tube Alloys’: the British atomic bomb project

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(p.193) 18 ‘Tube Alloys’: the British atomic bomb project
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A matter of intelligence
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Charmian Brinson

Richard Dove

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.003.0019

This short chapter outlines briefly the start of the British atomic bomb project, code-named ‘Tube Alloys’, under refugee scientists Otto Robert Frisch and Rudolf Peierls. Both men were to be part of the British team working on the Manhattan Project (the American code name for the atomic bomb project) from 1942 onwards. Peierls was responsible for recruiting Klaus Fuchs to his laboratory in Birmingham and later to the ‘Manhattan Project’.

Keywords:   Atomic bomb, ‘Tube Alloys’, ‘Manhattan Project’, Rudolf Peierls

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