Ken Clements writes:
> > So far we have kept the lid on things because the isotopes of heavy atoms
> > needed for fission are hard to collect together
I doubt it would be worthwhile making a bomb with an element heavier than
plutonium, pre-detonation would be a real problem so you couldn't make a
very powerful bomb, and it would be as expensive as hell.
Eugene Leitl <email@example.com> wrote:
> But tritium is much, much easier to get than U-235, or Pu-239,
Actually, atom for atom tritium is 3 or 4 times as expensive as U-235
or Pu -239, pound for pound figure 2 to 3 hundred times as expensive.
And the half life of tritium is about only 11 years so you must keep making it.
Most of the tritium in a H bomb is made in a fraction of a second from a
blanket of lithium when the fission trigger goes off.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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