Hydrogen Bomb Research Paper

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“Hydrogen bomb or H-bomb, is a weapon deriving a large portion of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes. In an atomic bomb, uranium or plutonium is split into lighter elements that together weigh less than the original atoms, the remainder of the mass appearing as energy. Unlike this fission bomb, the hydrogen bomb functions by the fusion, or joining together, of lighter elements into heavier elements. The end product again weighs less than its components, the difference once more appearing as energy. Because extremely high temperatures are required in order to initiate fusion reactions, the hydrogen bomb is also known as a thermonuclear bomb.” The hydrogen bomb is the most powerful bomb ever created. It was created by Edward Teller after Russia (USSR at the time) successfully tested nuclear bombs. The first hydrogen bomb was exploded in 1952 at Enewetak by the United States. This explosion was the same as blowing up 10,000 kiloton of tnt. One year later the second hydrogen bomb was exploded by Russia. There are a total of 5 countries that have built, tested, and has the hydrogen bomb in its Possession, Theses countries are: United States, Russia, China, France, Great Britain. In recent news, North Korea claims to have built and tested a hydrogen bomb, as I am writing this it is not yet confirmed. There is a structure of a hydrogen bomb that maybe right, although it may not be correct because the governments of the countries that has created them never release how they did so it would not get in the wrong hands. At its center is pretty much an atomic bomb. Surrounding it is a layer of lithium deuteride. Around that is a thick outer layer, of fissionable…show more content…
This means if someone would drop a hydrogen bomb, the explosion would kill most of the people and would have little to none after effect (radiation) like the atomic
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