|Nuclear Energy News and Highlights, 1958
Scientists at Los
Alamos, New Mexico, use a "Perhapsatron S-3" in
their attempts to develop the 400 million degrees of heat
required to generate electricity from fused atoms.
Germany's first nuclear reactor with 5,000-kw capacity is
located in this large dome-shaped building near Munich.
equipment installed at Marcoule, France, can produce 88
pounds of plutonium yearly and develop 30,000 kw of
international conference on the peaceful uses of atomic
energy opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 1,
temperatures of 5,000,000ºC were reached at the Zero
Energy Thermonuclear Assembly (ZETA) at the Atomic Energy
Research Establishment at Harwell, England.
An aerial view
shows the Enrico Fermi nuclear reactor plant under
construction on the shores of Lake Erie. It will be the
first U.S. fast breeder reactor power plant.
first atomic clock was installed at Neuchâtel,
Switzerland. The massive timepiece is controlled by a
molecular oscillator and guided by the movement of
A radiation monitoring instrument
is used to measure the radioactivity of one of the 3,000
fuel rods to be used in the 134,000-kw Yankee Nuclear
Reactor Plant at Rowe, Massachusetts.
In the Year 1958
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