1994-08-24 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: Brian Lane <blane@squeaky.free.org>
To: ecarp@netcom.com
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Reply To: <m0qd7Us-0004EcC@khijol.uucp>
UTC Datetime: 1994-08-24 22:36:10 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 24 Aug 94 15:36:10 PDT

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From: Brian Lane <blane@squeaky.free.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 94 15:36:10 PDT
To: ecarp@netcom.com
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
In-Reply-To: <m0qd7Us-0004EcC@khijol.uucp>
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On Tue, 23 Aug 1994 khijol!erc@apple.com wrote:

> > At the risk of pushing this even further from cryptography, I should
> > say that tritium is used in the "boosting" of *fission* weapons. A
> > mixture of tritium and deuterium is injected into the exploding
> > fission core to increase the "alpha" (neutron multiplication "gain")
> > of the system.  The D-T thermonuclear reactions themselves contribute
> > relatively little energy, but the increase in fission efficiency can
> > be dramatic.
> Been reading our Tom Clancey, have we?  <grin>

  I would recommend 'The Secret that Exploded' by Howard Morland

  Describes H-Bombs in a language that we can all understand.


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