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Lamp from Chicago Pile-1
Ceiling lamp

Origin

Chicago Pile-1

Type

Ceiling Lamp

Effects

Generates radiation when turned on

Downsides

Effect

Activation

Turned on

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agent

Section

Fermi-989L

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OriginEdit

Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1) was the world's first artificial nuclear reactor. The construction of CP-1 was part of the Manhattan Project, and was carried out by the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago. It was built under the west viewing stands of the original Stagg Field. The first man-made self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated in CP-1 on 2 December 1942, under the supervision of Enrico Fermi. Fermi described the apparatus as "a crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers." It was made of a large amount of graphite and uranium, with "control rods" of cadmium, indium, and silver, and unlike most subsequent reactors, it had no radiation shield or cooling system.

EffectEdit

This lamp was used in the laboratory where the crew of CP-1 worked. When the lamp is turned on, it will begin to generate radiation. The lamp is hung from a special mount, as it seems to hang like a normal ceiling lamp.

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