Yes, but would implosion work with U-235? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Semaj
    • 05.11.11 | 06:24 (IST)

    We all know that a gun mechanism was used with the first bomb, 'Little Boy'. We all know that implosion is necessary for a plutonium bomb, but could it be that implosion might work with U-235 just as it does for plutonium? If so, could implosion have some advantages over a gun mechanism, such as reducing the overall size and weight of the weapon, and reducing the mass of U-235 required?

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    First published 00:49 05.11.11 | Last updated 00:49 05.11.11
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