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  • In WW2, four are documented: Gadget, Little Boy, Fat Man, and an unnamed one that didn't get used. Design yields all about 20 kilotons. Time span: 2 months.
  • Total, well over 200,000 on all sides including retired devices whose materials were remanufactured into newer generations of bombs. Design yields from 10 tons to 100 megatons. Time span: 5 decades.
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Why was the first atomic bomb made?

The first atomic bomb was made to test the theory that a "super weapon" could be built using the principles of nuclear physics. Ideas of the nature of the physics of the atom developed as the 20th century rolled on, and continued to do so as World War 2 began and raged across the globe. It was felt (MORE)

How are atomic bombs made?

Much of the design particulars are top secret-Q but basically you need a mass of fissile material (usually plutonium) large enough to be able to reach supercritical mass and support an uncontrolled nuclear reaction. The explosion is triggered by compressing the plutonium by an implosion to assemb (MORE)

What was the atomic bomb made of?

The first a-bomb was made out of enriched uranium (80% uranium-235,20% uranium-238). The second was plutonium-239 with a few percentgallium alloyed in (to stabilize it in the malleable delta phase). The atom bomb is made up of uranium-235 and/or plutonium-239depending on design.

What is the atomic bomb made of?

An atomic bomb contains 1) ordinary explosives, 2) certain radioactive elements, and 3) a structure built of other elements that help to trigger the nuclear explosion. A nuclear weapon is essentially a mechanism to initiate the fission of heavy elements (such as uranium and plutonium) into smaller a (MORE)

What are atomic bombs made of?

Uranium-253 Uranium-235 needed to make a bomb: - 15 kilograms: Weight of a solid sphere of 100 percent uranium-235 just large enough to achieve a critical mass with a beryllium reflector. Diameter of such a sphere: 4.48 in (11.4 cm). Diameter of a regulation softball: 3.82 in (9.7 cm). - 16 k (MORE)

When was the first atomic bomb made?

The first nuclear weapon was constructed by the US in the first half of 1945. This weapon, which was set atop a tower (static test) and code-name Trinity, was detonated on July 16, 1945. The second and third weapons were built later in the year, and these were the pair that was dropped on Japan.

Where was the atomic bomb made?

The atomic bomb was created in Los Alamos, New Mexico. many peoplemay think that it was made in New York because the project behindthe building of the atomic bomb was called the Manhattan is called this because it is named after the location ofColumbia University that held much of the ear (MORE)

How is the atomic bomb made?

The atomic bomb is based on the principle of fission (breaking atoms apart) or fusion (putting atoms or fragments of atoms together). Fission is when the nucleus of an atom splits releasing an enormous amount of energy, this then can set off a chain reaction which causes a bunch of atoms to fission. (MORE)

Where was the atom bomb made?

It was experimented with in different areas: Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; Hanford, Washington; to name a few.

Where was the first atomic bomb made?

It was designed and the kits of parts were crated at Los Alamos,NM. The Trinity test device was assembled at the Trinity site. The two bombs dropped on Japan were assembled on the island ofTinian.

How many atomic bombs were made during ww2?

Three, one that was tested in the US, one was deployed at Hiroshimaand the third at Nagasaki. Bombs were under construction, but nofurther weapons were ready for use by the surrender date. A fourth bomb was made by Los Alamos before Japan agreed tosurrender , but did not arrive in San Francisco to (MORE)

What was the atom bomb made of?

The original atomic bomb used a radioactive isotope of Uranium (U235) as its energy source, but other heavy elements, such as Plutonium, could also be used. Also, the Hydrogen bomb is often referred to as an "atom" bomb or "atomic" bomb, which it is, but it works by nuclear fusion, not nuclear fiss (MORE)

How many atom bombs have ever been made?

No one really knows for sure because some of the countries and even the US do not give accurate statistics on how many nuclear weapons we have in our stockpile. My guess would be over 10,000 throughout the world. Enough to destroy mankind in a few hours.

What were the atom bombs made of?

little boy the first atom bomb used uranium 235 and fat man the second one used plutonium 239 surrounded by high explosives little boy used uranium 235 and fat man used plutonium 239

Who made atom bomb?

albert Einstein ,Robert j. oppenhimer ,Michel montage ,phillip morrson,Leo zilland ,edward tellar ,and enrico fermi

What is a atom bomb made of?

Atomic bombs are very complex weapons designed to force a rapid collapse of fissionable radioactive materials to force them into a critical state. They may have a "conventional bomb" built into them to force this to occur. The active part of the bomb will be very pure isotopes of either Uranium o (MORE)

What was the outside of the atomic bomb made of?

The casing can be made of many things depending on its intendedapplication, but in most cases its some kind of metal. Missilewarheads though usually use a composite casing that ablates duringreentry, preventing the warhead inside from burning up. If you were asking about the bombs dropped in ww2 on (MORE)

Who made the Atom bomb?

The first atomic bombs were developed by the US during World War II (1939-1945) under a military program called the Manhattan Project, which included physicists from many parts of Europe and the world, and was directed by J. Robert Oppenheimer.. ---. Albert Einstein's formula E = mc2 suggested the (MORE)

Why was the atomic bomb made in WA?

It wasn't, but the Plutonium was. The Columbia River was a convenient source of cooling water for the three Production Reactors built in the Hanford site.

How was atomic bomb made?

In 1939, J. Robert Oppenheimer was the first to realize that an atomic bomb could be made as a result of nuclear fission. Prior to this, there were several scientists around the world who knew they were on the verge of discovery. It wasn't until 1945 that the first experiment was conducted.

What are atomic bombs made out of?

Atomic Bombs work by using plutonium and uranium to reach a critical mass, at which they explode. The Uranium is a kind of "ring", and is suspended in the warhead. The plutonium is inserted into the ring, which causes an explosion, releasing around 3 or 4 kilotons of energy. This creates the mushroo (MORE)

How the first atom bomb was made?

Wedges of the metal Plutonium were assembled into a ball shape, and surrounded by explosives. When the explosives detonated, they crushed the ball into a smaller, denser ball, triggering a nuclear fission reaction. This changes Plutonium into other materials, and releases huge amounts of energy very (MORE)

In ww1 who made the atom bomb?

No one made an atom bomb in World war 1. It took to the very end ofWorld war 2 for the Atomic bomb to be invented. Exactly whoinvented is is a bit tricky. There were several differentscientists that had come up with the idea separately. But the manmostly associated with turning it into a working wea (MORE)

How many atomic bombs were made for World War 2?

Four were completed prior to Japan's surrender: . MK-III, Gadget; tested at Trinity site in NM . MK-I, Little Boy; dropped by the B-29 Enola Gay on Hiroshima . MK-III, Fat Man; dropped by the B-29 Bockscar on Nagasaki . MK-III, unnamed; arrived in San Francisco on August 18, returned to Los Al (MORE)

Where in Manhattan was the atom bomb made?

The project to build the atomic bomb was given the secret code-name of "The Manhattan Project", however the bombs were not built in Manhattan. Check wikipedia for details on actual locations.

Who and how was the atomic bomb made?

Using Einstein's work as a basis the United States developed the A-bomb by utilizing enriched uranium as a source of energy. Not sure how the detonation was achieved.

What man made the atomic bomb?

You must be thinking of Oppenheimer. He did not personally make the bomb by himself. Thousands of workers were needed to create and build the three atomic bombs during World War 2. They were developed in the Manhattan Project in several places around the US but the primary place was in New Mexico.

Who made the atomic bomb for WW2?

Oppenheimer. Working in New Mexico for the United States of America there were two teams working of 'Atomic' bombs. The most well known were the makers of 'Fat Man' , Model 1561 , the head of the team was J. Robert Oppenheimer . He lead the research of Robert Christy, Klaus Fuchs, and 'Ted' Hal (MORE)

How many atoms are split in an atom bomb?

Several moles , the exact number is directly proportional to the yield of the bomb. For example Fatman contained 6.2Kg of Plutonium and fissioned roughly 620g of this. One mole of Plutonium weighs about 239g. Dividing 620g by 239g, we find Fatman fissioned roughly 2.59 moles of Plutonium. Using (MORE)

How was the Hiroshima atomic bomb made?

The United States, with assistance from the United Kingdom and Canada, designed and built the bombs under the codename Manhattan Project naming Robert Opperheimmer head of the team. You could see the basic diagrams of the bomb but the specific specifications remain classified.

What did the atomic bomb cost to be made?

Back in World War Two, the atomics costs were\ndifferent to today’s cost in a sense since back them it was not only building the\nbomb but the research on how to get it done. The entire Manhattan Project in\ntotal cost more than 2 billion dollars in history records. .

How many atomic bombs were made in the US in all?

A total of more than 70,000 nuclear weapons of various typeswere made, many of these were recycled to make newer models. At the peak of the cold war the US nuclear stockpile had 10,000high yield strategic nuclear weapons and 40,000 medium and lowyield tactical nuclear weapons.