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Hydrogen Bomb Also known as a thermonuclear weapon Output from Fusion Reactions Rely on fusion reactions from isotopes of hydrogen How it works
How it works Cylinder with a core rod of plutonium239 surrounded by lithiumdeuterate fuel and a uranium238 tamper
Fission Bomb goes off, compress fission fuel
Produces high heat, xrays, neutrons
Compresses fuel rod and ignites fission in rod, neutrons from the fission of the rod combine with the lithium
deuterate to produce tritium and deuterium
Heat +pressure + hydrogen ions = Fusion Reaction = Helium, high heat, Xrays and neutrons
Fireball Fusion Reaction
Fusion Reaction Nuclear reaction where 2 atomic nucleus collide and release enormous energy Gammas rays heat fuel to thermonuclear temps Fireball Themonuclear Bomb
Themonuclear Bomb Possible to add more stages Energy output = 10,000,000 tons TNT Positives
Positives Power and control over other nations Nuclear weapons for space travel and d...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2014 for the course ENGINEER 1d04 taught by Professor Farmer during the Spring '13 term at McMaster University.
- Spring '13