Re: CHEM: Nitrogen Buckyball explosives...

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 08:13:29 MDT

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, John Clark wrote:

> >pure fusion weapons.
> Never heard of one, as far as I know they all have fission primers.

The best HE flux compression generators powering fusion devices described
in the open literature (whom am I bulshitting, open literature in this
case is equal to a few Google sessions) seem to have a larger kill radius
due to neutrons than due to HE alone (few metric tons). I could imagine
this is not the ceiling, especially if you consider sudden availability of
a HE with 50% higher energy density.

Of course, prime application for this would be core assembly of classical
fission primaries, I could imagine much smaller and cleaner nukes, which
yield would overlap with classical weapons.

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