Re: CHEM: Nitrogen Buckyball explosives...

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 10:32:24 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jul 2001, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Well, it's not THAT powerful. It has around 50% more energy than the
> > current top chemical explosive, according to simulations. Now, this
> A 50% energy density increase in high energy density explosives means very
> large news for fission primers and pure fusion weapons.

VElly sweet!!! Clean Nukes!!!!

The best thing about the N60 molecule is that it would be undetectable
by airport sniffers, and afterwards would leave no chemical residue, as
its waste is all N2 gas molecules. I suppose you might detect excessive
N2 embedded in stressed metals near the blast point.

This would allow fusion weapons that produce no neutrons, only photons,
neutrinos, and helium/lithium ions.

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