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What was the atomic bomb made of?

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2016-11-19 11:45:09

The first a-bomb was made out of enriched uranium (80%

uranium-235, 20% uranium-238). The second was plutonium-239 with a

few percent gallium alloyed in (to stabilize it in the malleable

delta phase).

The atom bomb is made up of uranium-235 and/or plutonium-239

depending on design.


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