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The code-name for a 10.4 megaton thermonuclear explosion, at Eniwetok Atoll on November 1, 1952, that demonstrated the release of energy from nuclear fusion. The apparatus was an experimental device, not a weapon, that had been constructed on the basis of the principles developed by Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam. The island of Elugelab in the Eniwetok Atoll on which the test was conducted was completely vaporized.

Cold War: A Brief History: The MIKE TestOpen link in new window | (
Ivy Mike Nuclear TestOpen link in new window | (
Photograph of the MIKE TestOpen link in new window | (
Race for the Hydrogen Bomb: "Mike" Device is TestedOpen link in new window | (

See Also:

Operation IVY
Teller-Ulam Design
Thermonuclear Weapon
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