In the summer of 1942, Sakharov graduates from university with honors. Instead of graduate school, he chooses work at the Volodarsky Ammunition Plant in Ulyanovsk.
During these years, Sakharov discovered his talent as an inventor. He developed a device to monitor the quality of the armor-piercing cores of bullets used in anti-tank weapons.
The core is inserted by hand at point A, slides through magnetizing coil K1 and demagnetized coil K2 and stops at point B opposite the magnet M, which is secured to the indicator needle.
A thoroughly tempered core will be demagnetized by the second coil, and no forces will act on the magnet. But if the core has a defect, a magnetic moment emerges which repels the indicator needle.