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Frédéric Joliot-Curie and the first French atomic reactor

Abstract : Half a century ago Frédéric Joliot (1900-1958) passed away.With his wife, Irène Joliot- Curie, he had discovered artificial radioactivity in 1934, for which they were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1935. This led ultimately to the start-up, under his leadership, of the first French nuclear reactor ZOÉ, in 1948.
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P. Radvanyi. Frédéric Joliot-Curie and the first French atomic reactor. Europhysics News, EDP Sciences, 2009, 40, pp.20-23. ⟨10.1051/epn/2009801⟩. ⟨in2p3-00455061⟩

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