Quibble/correction, Re: Fourth-generation nukes, was Re: CHEM: Nitrogen Buckyball explosives...

From: Michael M. Butler (butler@comp-lib.org)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 01:34:31 MDT

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> See INESAP Technical Report No. 1, Seventh Edition (Sep 2000). The fourth chapter details seven physical processes which
> could be used to make low-yield nukes *or* non-fission triggers for theater-range nukes:
> 1) Subcritical fission-burn

This one isn't "non-fission" by the strictest meaning. But it does only require, e.g., 0.7 g of Pu to get you a 12 t
yield, if you have enough other stuff (e.g., antiprotons) to produce a flood of neutrons. The antiprotons used in this
case are a distinct category from the more general "antimatter" case.

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