the next few years, Kurchatov and his team built a cyclotron,
a proton accelerator and studied artificial radioactivity and neutron-proton
interactions. His name appeared on many published papers on these topics,
and his reputation extended outside the Soviet borders. He was now included
among the elite group of world-class nuclear physicists.
Kurchatov certainly knew some of his fellow scientists who fell victim to the purges, but he was left untouched.
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