(9263) Khariton

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1976 SX5. Discovered 1976 Sept. 24 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Yulij Borisovich Khariton (1904– ) is a physicist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He worked in nuclear physics, on combustion and explosion, and during 1939–1941, together with Ya. B. Zel’dovich {see planet  (11438)}, calculated the chain reaction for the fission of uranium. (M 46009)

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