The Demon Core and Other Criticality Accidents

The Demon Core and Other Criticality Accidents

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Monday, 12 October

The Demon Core was a sphere of plutonium-gallium alloy that the U.S. made for use in an atomic bomb during World War II. After the war, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory had two separate, fatal criticality accidents while working with it. 

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