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Neutron bomb V.s. Nuke

  1. Aug 9, 2004 #1
    Ok i've done quite some reading on neutron bombs.
    What exactly is the difference between them in the way they work?

    The way i see it now its a nuke, but not focused on heat/blast damage but radiation.
    How does it work? Other material used?
    And what isn't really clear to me is if they have even been used for real.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2004 #2

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    Since WW II no nuclear weapons have been used for real, although there have been many tests.

    Neutron bombs are nuclear weapons with special materials to increase neutron output relative to photons (gamma rays and x-rays).
     
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