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Harteck, Paul, 1902-
Oral history interview with Paul Harteck, 1984 August 22.
Assistant to Fritz Haber in Universität Berlin; study with Ernest Rutherford in England. Physical chemistry as boundary area between nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Harteck's working style, taking up new topics as a type of training. World War II as a stimulus for nuclear energy; the organization of the German uranium project; experiment with carbon dioxide; heavy water in Norway and in Germany; the effect of war on relations between scientists; plutonium; Werner Heisenberg and his circle; Gustav Hertz. Denunciation of Harteck to the Gestapo by a colleague; the German nuclear reactor experiments during the war; isotope separation. Harteck's decision to emigrate to America; Russia, East Germany, and reasons for leaving Germany. Atomic bombs; Farm Hall and the German scientists in Allied custody at the end of the war. Also prominently mentioned are: Brun, Bütefisch, Kurt Diebner, Abraham Esau, Walther Groth, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and von Hedwig.
Paul Harteck (1902-1985).
Haber, Fritz, 1868-1934.
Harteck, Paul, 1902-
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Universität Berlin.
Atomic bomb
Carbon dioxide.
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical.
Deuterium oxide.
Isotope separation.
Nuclear chemistry.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear physics -- Germany.
Nuclear reactors.
Plutonium.
Science -- International cooperation.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Interviews. aat
Diebner, Kurt.
Esau, Abraham.
Groth, Walther.
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
von Hedwig.
Walker, Mark, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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