Scale Model of CP-1

Scale model of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile 1. The display depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when the reactor first achieved a self-sustaining chain reaction. Apparatus for withdrawing the emergency control rod "Zip" is in the center of the picture. A rope attached to the rod is tied to the rail of the balcony., Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Scale model of the first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile 1. The display depicts the historic scene on December 2, 1942, when the reactor first achieved a self-sustaining chain reaction. Apparatus for withdrawing the emergency control rod "Zip" is in the center of the picture. A rope attached to the rod is tied to the rail of the balcony.
Subject(s): Models
Nuclear reactors
Credit Line: Argonne National Laboratory, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: University of Chicago H20