1994-08-23 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: jdd@aiki.demon.co.uk (Jim Dixon)
To: werewolf@io.org
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From: jdd@aiki.demon.co.uk (Jim Dixon)
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 94 11:42:12 PDT
To: werewolf@io.org
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
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In message <paBMkOwscIgG070yn@io.org> Mark Terka writes:
> Not to mention the fact that without tritium, the "trigger" for nuclear
> weapons (and extremely expensive and rare at $ 100m a gram) all you have
> is a radioactive paperweight.

To the best of my knowledge, tritium is not used in nuclear weapons
(meaning A-bombs), only in thermonuclear weapons (H-bombs).  One of
my teachers was involved in the Manhattan project; he never mentioned
any need for tritium.
Jim Dixon