atomic bomb

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    I Looking for papers addressing the (short-lived) suggestion that the first atomic bomb could "ignite the atmosphere"

    I recently looked at a transcript of a 1991 interview of Hans Bethe, where he recalled the suggestion that an atomic bomb could ignite the air. "Teller at Los Alamos put a very good calculator on this problem, [Emil] Konopinski, who was an expert on weak interactors, and Konopinski together...
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    McNamara's 100 megaton bomb?

    In Fog Of War, a superb documentary about the life lessons learned by Robert McNamara is mentioned the design development and detonation of a 100 megaton bomb. I have no reason to doubt what McNamara said was untrue or a lie, what's the point of that anyway? Anyone have any ideas how such a...
  3. Sarah Madsen

    How to analyse an atomic bomb?

    < Mentor Note -- thread moved to HH from the technical physics forums, so no HH Template is shown > Hello mates. I was wandering how to analyze an atomic bomb, when the only information given, is that the bomb contains 5,6 kg plutonium, and is the same model as fat man. Do you have any...