Scale Model of CP-1

Closeup of scale model (1/2 in. = 1 ft.) of CP-1 reactor temporarily removed from its West Stands racquets court environment. The complete display (No. 1.16-1) includes a significant portion of the West Stands of Stagg Field, University of Chicago. It depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when Dr. Enrico Fermi and associates achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy., Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Closeup of scale model (1/2 in. = 1 ft.) of CP-1 reactor temporarily removed from its West Stands racquets court environment. The complete display (No. 1.16-1) includes a significant portion of the West Stands of Stagg Field, University of Chicago. It depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when Dr. Enrico Fermi and associates achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy.
Subject(s): Nuclear reactors
Models
Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: University of Chicago H16