plutonium bomb


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Noun1.plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
clean bomb - an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
dirty bomb - an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
neutron bomb - atom bomb that produces lethal neutrons with less blast
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
plutonium pit, plutonium trigger - a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives
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No test had been conducted on the Plutonium bomb which was dropped three days later on Nagasaki.
1 miles) from the epicenter of the "Fat Man" plutonium bomb that detonated over Nagasaki on Aug.
When the five-ton plutonium bomb called Fat Man fell from the B-29 bomber Bockscar one-third of a mile above the city, the blast obliterated flesh and buildings over three square miles.
It also built up over 16,000 pounds of enriched uranium gas, and ramped up work on the heavy-water reactor at Arak, which provides a path to a plutonium bomb.
The latter has been described as a plutonium bomb factory.
The threat of a plutonium bomb seems settled at least for now.
The question now is whether Iran will be able to accept the additional compromises that will be necessary regarding the Arak reactor, to keep it from providing a path to a plutonium bomb, he pointed out.
was a professor of chemistry at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and former chemistry instructor at the Virginia Military Institute who had worked on the United States' atomic and plutonium bomb development teams during, and immediately after, World War II.
Waves of heat rippling outward from the plutonium bomb didn't just sear the sand into glass like the surface of a creme brulee, as many people had thought.
Three days later, a plutonium bomb was dropped onto Nagasaki, killing up to 40,000 more.