Search Results for: Implosion Design

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Implosion Weapon

A device in which a quantity of fissionable material, less than a critical mass, has its volume suddenly decreased by compression, so that it becomes supercritical and an explosion can take place. The compression is achieved by means of a spherical arrangement of specially fabricated shapes of ordinary high explosive which produce an inwardly-directed implosion wave, the fissionable material being at the center of the sphere.

Annotated Bibliography for Nuclear Weapons DesignOpen link in new window
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Definition of Implosion WeaponOpen link in new window | (
Description of Implosion Design Atomic BombOpen link in new window
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Fat ManOpen link in new window | (
Fat Man: Implosion-Type BombOpen link in new window | (
Implosion-Type Bomb: Detonation SequenceOpen link in new window | (
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Atomic Bomb
Fat Man
Manhattan Project
Nuclear Weapons Design
Trinity Test
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