How do nuclear weapons work?
I suggest reading Richard Rhodes books: The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun.
Wikipedia also contains good explanations.
There are a number of different types that operate by different principles:
- Fission: splitting large unstable atoms into smaller ones with neutron chain reaction.
- Gun design, always uses Uranium, fires a bullet and target together with cordite down a cannon barrel to assemble a supercritical mass followed by a pulse of neutrons to start the chain reaction.
- Implosion design, can use Plutonium, Uranium, or a composite of both, shaped charge high explosives crush this core to assemble a supercritical mass followed by a pulse of neutrons to start the chain reaction.
- Fusion: joining small atoms into larger ones at high temperature and pressure. Note that pure fusion bombs (with no fission component at all have never been built).
- Mixed Fission-Fusion: most modern bombs use some mixture of the reactions to optimize the weapon for the mission, the delivery vehicle, and production costs.
- Fusion boosted low yield tactical fission weapon. These use a small amount of tritium gas inside the fission core to boost efficiency of a tiny low yield core with extra neutrons from the tritium fusion.
- Multi-stage high yield fusion weapons. These even raise yield by fissioning the normally nonfissionable Uranium-238 isotope with high energy fusion neutrons.
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Japan doesn't want any nuclear weapons. But Japan can easily produce nuclear weapons if it wanted to. It has the technology to build nuclear weapons within 1 year-- probably a few months if it wanted. However, most Japanese people are against nuclear weapons. Therefore, they do not have nuclear weapons.
In the most basic sense, proliferation of nuclear weapons is the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons usable technology in the world. In a much broader sense, it refers to the acquiring of capability to produce nuclear weapons, or weapons-grade nuclear material (high-enriched uranium, plutonium) by states previously not possessing them.
Types of Nuclear Weapons There are at least three types of nuclear weapons: Pure fission, combined fission/fusion, and cobalt. For more information about these types of nuclear weapons, you can click on the link, Nuclear Weapons, on the right and follow the links from that page. purple people eater `;..;`
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How does it make you feel to know that most of the nuclear weapons in the Soviet and US arsenals remain ready for use even in the post-Cold War era?
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