On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Michael M. Butler wrote:
> But it seems to me from cursory analysis that not much gas is going to
> be generated (unlike many explosives).
A nuke doesn't generate much gas either.
> I envision it as akin to a thermite reaction.
You should try mixing very fine aluminum powder with lead oxide instead of
coarse grains with iron oxide.
> Am I missing something?
If it's speedy enough, it will generate enough energy to vaporize
sufficient amounts of material, and result in a pressure wave.
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