1994-08-23 - Re: Nuclear Weapons Material

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
To: sdw@lig.net (Stephen D. Williams)
Message Hash: 9bc1f8bf54969be5f37d7bf8ecb572b01c40e5711b947fc673cd04a6a67f1c49
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-23 21:11:30 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 23 Aug 94 14:11:30 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 94 14:11:30 PDT
To: sdw@lig.net (Stephen D. Williams)
Subject: Re: Nuclear Weapons Material
In-Reply-To: <m0qczBi-0009z1C@sdwsys>
Message-ID: <9408232110.AA02563@snark.imsi.com>
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Stephen D. Williams says:
> Fusion bombs I thought used tritium as fuel and needed a Plutonium
> trigger or something.

Sort of.

> They are supposedly set off with some kind of
> inner mirrored ball with high powered lasers.

No. A reality check would tell you that H bombs preceeded the
development of the laser by many years.

H Bombs use a fission reaction to compress and heat the hydrogen or
other fuel until it begins to undergo fusion.