|View||Stagg Field (Old) 1|
|Series||II: Buildings and Grounds|
|Description||Drawing (photograph copy) of the nuclear reactor erected beneath the west stands of the University of Chicago's Stagg Field. With this, a group of scientists achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction, a controlled release of nuclear energy on December 2, 1942. The reactor consisted of uranium and uranium oxide lumps spaced in a cubic lattice embedded in graphite. In 1943, it was dismantled and reassembled at the Argonne National Laboratory.|
|Alternate Name(s)||Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Engineer District|
|Subject Terms||Nuclear reactors | Science rooms and equipment | Manhattan Project (U.S.) | Drawings (Visual works)|
|Photographer||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Work of Art Date||1946|
|Physical Format||Photographic prints; 19.4 x 23.9 cm|
|Artist||Miller, Melvin A.|
|Location||University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois|
|Collection||Archival Photographic Files|
|Repository||University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center|
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