Friday, May 14, 2010


There are two types of atomic b o m b s,an implosion triggered fission b o m b, and a gun triggered fission b o m b.Both work on the same principle e=mc2 where energy = mass multiplied by the speed of light to the power of two.The gun triggered is the simplest way to do it.A pellet of u235 is fired at another pellet of u235 and generates fission.This is only 1.5% efficient but has the same power of 14,500 tons of TNT being shot off.In an implosion triggered fission bomb explosives fire pieces of plutonium into a pellet of polonium that resides in at the center of a sphere that it reacts in. Photo credit located at PICDIT.

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