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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 many atomic bombs were made?

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 (MORE)

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 Project.it 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.

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)

Elements in atomic bomb?

Atomic bombs contain uranium (highly enriched in the isotope 235 U) or plutonium (a very specific isotopic composition).

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)

Are radioactive elements made in a laboratory?

What an interesting question. The answer is however complex. It is possible to make small amounts of some radioactive elements or radioactive isotopes of some elements in a laboratory (usually involving a nuclear pile or an accelerator). For instance the element Plutonium is made this way. ( (MORE)

Elements in the first atomic bomb?

The 1st atomic bomb codenamed the "Gadget" was exploded on July 16, 1945 SW of Socorro, New Mexico. It was an implosion type bomb using Plutonium 239 . It was a test of nuclear bombs codenamed the "Trinity" test. The 2nd atomic bomb codenamed "Little Boy" was exploded on August 6th, 1945 over th (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.

How many Radioactive elements fallout from a hydrogen bomb?

Probably around 50 to 60 as most of the fallout is fission fragments from fissions of the uranium-238 radiation casing surrounding the fusion stage due to 15MeV fission neutrons generated. About 90% of the bomb yield is from this fission also.

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)

What elements on the periodic table made the atomic bomb?

uranium, an element that only previously found major use as a pottery glaze and component in some steel alloys. it was either used directly, after expensive enrichment in its rare 235 isotope. or after transmutation in a nuclear reactor into a new element, plutonium.

What radioactive isotope was used in the first atom bomb?

The fissile isotopes used in the first bombs are the same as used in current bombs: Uranium-235 and/or Plutonium-239. Plutonium is most common, as can be seen from the following list of the first 5 bomb detonations: . Trinity proof test, Plutonium-239 . Little Boy, Uranium-235, first combat use, (MORE)

What elements does the atomic bomb use?

There are many different elements involved in the construction of an atomic bomb, but the elements that actually cause an atomic explosion are either uranium (specifically the U 235 isotope) or plutonium.

Does the atomic bomb need radioactivity to exist?

Yes, not only radioactivity but the fuel must be fissile. If we happened to live on a much older earth, both nuclear reactors and nuclear bombs would be impossible as the Uranium 235 isotope would have decayed to only trace levels. If we happened to live on a much younger earth, nuclear reactors (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 elements are in atom bombs?

if the bomb is a fission bomb it will use uranium 235 for fuel. if the bomb is a thermonuclear bomb (fusion) it will use the element hydrogen and an isotope of hydrogen for fuel.

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. .