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Is there any way to mitigate the effects of a nuclear bomb when it bursts such as using the energy from the bomb for an endothermic fission?
sid_galt,sid_galt said:Is there any way to mitigate the effects of a nuclear bomb when it bursts such as using the energy from the bomb for an endothermic fission?
Maybe the title was misleading, I was talking about mitigating its effects not ending them.Morbius said:sid_galt,
If the bomb goes off - then it generates a LOT of energy that initially
shows up as heat energy in the bomb material itself - i.e. the bomb is
That hot material is going to expand, generate a shock wave [ i.e a blast
wave]. It will radiate heat and other radiation, and all the other effects
of a nuclear weapon.
Once that amount of heat energy is generated - there's no way to
corral that energy again - thermodynamics takes over.
Dr. Gregory Greenman
sid,sid_galt said:Maybe the title was misleading, I was talking about mitigating its effects not ending them.
I know there is no way to bring together again the vast amount of energy generated but is there any way to spread it over a very large area reducing its ill effects?
sid,sid_galt said:Well, Thank you for the reply.
I just thought it would be nice if something like that could be done.
Years ago, I remember there was research on nuclear explosion shielding using electro-dynamic field generators and thermodynamic absorbant materials.
From this perspective, it is possible to mitigate nuclear radiation effects, and
perhaps to contain the nuclear explosions, too.
Anything is possible. What we know (publicly) about physics is still at a very early stages.
Please Morbius do not take this personally and do not assume I am only reading "science fiction". I am accomplished engineer and merely sharing my perspective.
The electro-dynamic field generators and thermionic absorbant ceramic-like materials did not work independently, the surrounding atmospheric medium was ionized by some sort of high-energy laser-like device.
Yes, I am an engineer with 3 patents applied for and assisted in over 40 biotech and electrical engineering patents.
FluidSpace,FluidSpace said:Hi Morbius,
I am sure you know your field very well, since it is your profession and I am not here to judge you as you should me. Just to clarify, I knew of this research originating from Asia -- it may had been classified. I am sure there are a plethora of classified projects (U.S. and abroad) out there that we do not know and not being shared by special interests.
As I recall, the forces and high-energy emanated from the nuclear blast are deflected in such a way that they are automatically converted to other forms of energy that is manageable to absorbed and/or withstand. I do not know exactly how it's done, but that's what I observed it to be (and, I might be wrong!)
There are so much more to learn, and a lot of this is still hidden from our realm of understanding.
oldunion,oldunion said:if you could create a vacuum above a nuclear blast that would travel into space (looks like a cylinder) then perhaps the pressure of the atmosphere on surrounding troposphere (of bomb) would be great enough to force the blast to go into space.
i know little of nuclear bombs but i know how a pipe bomb works. set off a blast within a tube without an end, the blast will be directed. Cap the pipe, set off the blast, and it breaks the pipe in an omni-directional way.
Russ,russ_watters said:That also would do nothing to stop the radiated energy: it'd still vaporize anything nearby.