What element is used in explosives?
All explosives have nitrogen in them, and the nitrogen will offgas from the product. Bomb detectors work in part by looking for this nitrogen.
The raw materials usually consist of plutonium or some heavy radioactive element, extremely high-powered conventional explosives and the various timers and charges to detonate the conventional explosives. Larger modern nukes actually use smaller nukes as primers to set off a larger nuclear reaction.
No.....because if they banned explosives, then we will have no fireworks :( x :) More importantly, even outside of military use, explosives are critical for modern civilization. Explosives are used extensively in the mining for minerals, and in drilling and extraction of various fossil fuels. They are also used in both construction and demolition of buildings and other infrastructure. Making explosives illegal to use would make many of these tasks harder, more expensive, and often…
Clarence Hall has written: 'The selection of explosives used in engineering and mining operations' -- subject(s): Explosives, Tests 'Investigations of fuse and miners' squibs' -- subject(s): Explosives 'Investigation of detonators and electric detonators' -- subject(s): Accessible book, Detonators, Explosives
Explosives are neither good nor bad, they simply ARE. Each day in the US we use about 5 MILLION pounds of explosives for good purposes- mining, construction, demolition, etc. However, explosives are concentrated energy (about 1 million horsepower in one stick of dynamite). Used for bad purposes, used carelessly, or used by someone without the training and knowledge to use them safely, explosives can damage property and hurt or kill people.
There are 3 types of explosives used in nuclear weapons: conventional explosives, to rapidly assemble a subcritical mass into a supercritical mass of fissile material; many different explosives can and have been used. fissile material; highly enriched Uranium-235 and/or Plutonium-239. fusion fuel; Deuterium, Tritium, and/or Lithium Deuteride.