How big is the step from a fission bomb to a fusion bomb?Do you simply put H next to some fission bombs?
Datafree,How big is the step from a fission bomb to a fusion bomb?Do you simply put H next to some fission bombs?
More or less, one puts some form of hydrogen, e.g. DT, or LiD in a configuration where it was undergo fusion. The fission trigger simply provides the energy used to compress and heat the DT or LiD. At DT can be placed in a fissile device to boost its yield.
The devil is in the details.
Thank you.I thought the fission bomb had only to create the heat and pressure of the sunDatafree,
NOT simple AT ALL!!! It's more difficult than just putting H next to a fission bomb.
As Astronuc points out; the devil is in the details and it took years to figure out how make
a workable hydrogen bomb even though it was conjectured to be possible back during the
If you are interested - read Richard Rhodes book "Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb"
Dr. Gregory Greenman
Datafree,Thank you.I thought the fission bomb had only to create the heat and pressure of the sun
Yes, it's really just as simple as that. No one who actually knows anything about this stuff can or should comment.
My concern is your reference to a book for more information, which could be construed to imply some kind of official blessing. I have no idea what is in the book, I've never read it, but as you must know it could potentially skirt the line.