The Dream of Cheap, Clean Atomic Energy

  • Linda Baine McGown
  • John O’M. Bockris


Fundamental research for atomic technology began in the 1920s (see Figure 6.1), some six decades ago. In 1939, Professor Hahn and one of his students, Luise Meitner, found that very large amounts of energy in the form of heat were released when atomic nuclei were split.


Atomic Bomb Atomic Reactor Uranium Oxide Fission Reactor Uranium Atom 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Baine McGown
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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