ch43-p011 - 11. The yield of one warhead is 2.0 megatons of...

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11. The yield of one warhead is 2.0 megatons of TNT, or 28 28 yield 2(2.6 10 MeV) 5.2 10 MeV = × . Since each fission event releases about 200 MeV of energy, the number of fissions is 28 26 2.6 10 200 MeV N × == × . However, this only pertains to the 8.0% of Pu that undergoes fission, so the total number
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