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Directorate of Tube Alloys

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1941 The Directorate of Tube Alloys was established to conduct research into the development of an atomic bomb.

Related organisations included the MAUD Committee of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, the British Commonwealth Scientific Office in Washington, and the Anglo-Canadian project at Montreal and Chalk River. Atomic research was carried out at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford and in other universities.

1945 After the war, responsibility was moved to other departments

Succeeded by the AERE - Atomic Energy Research Establishment, AWRE - Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, etc.

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