Fluid Catalytic Cracking Plant Opens

Powdered Catalyst, Louisiana (PCLA) No. 1 opened in Baton Rouge, LA, USA in 1942 as the first petrochemical plant for fluid catalytic cracking. Continue reading

Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction Demonstration

Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi created the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstration on December 2, 1942 Continue reading

Eugene Wigner Founder of Quantum Mechanics

Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and nuclear engineer was a founder of quantum mechanics. Continue reading

3D Molecular Analysis of Cholesteryl Iodide

A 3D molecular structure of cholesteryl iodide was created as a complex organic molecule by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in 1945. Continue reading