Energy News and Highlights, 1958
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 electricity.
second international conference on the peaceful
uses of atomic energy opened in Geneva,
Switzerland, on September 1, 1958.
fusion temperatures of 5,000,000ºC were reached
at the Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly (ZETA)
at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at
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.
world's first atomic clock was installed at
Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The massive timepiece is
controlled by a molecular oscillator and guided
by the movement of molecules.
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,
In the Year 1958
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