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Kovačić, Damjan. (2014). Jugoslavenski nuklearni program. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Jakovina, Tvrtko].

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The Yugoslav nuclear program started in 1949 with the formation of three institutes for nuclear research: Institute of Nuclear Science Boris Kidric in Belgrade, Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana,and Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. The research was made in various fields with the goal of better understanding of nuclear processes, gradually moving on to the science of nuclear reactors. During the first decade, three reactors were built in Yugoslavia, two in Belgrade and one in Ljubljana.The extraction of uranium radioactive materials began in Serbia at the Kalna mine, while preparations were made for the construction of a large reactor which could be used for the creation of plutonium. The program came to a halt after the state reforms of 1966 and was continued in a scaled down form in 1974, which gradually led to the purchase of a commercial reactorto be installed in the nuclear power plant in Krsko. Another uranium mine started operations in Slovenia at Zirovski vrh mine and was active until the year 1990, after which political happenings that led to the dissolution of Yugoslavia ended the program. During the formative years and later in the seventies, there were plans for engineering a nuclear weapon device, but in both cases little progress was made.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Jakovina, Tvrtko
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 09:11

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