[ UK /kˈɪlətən/ ]
  1. a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT
  2. one thousand tons
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How To Use kiloton In A Sentence

  • `Reporting safe arrival of Tonopah Maru with iceberg of approximate seventeen-hundred-plus kiloton mass.
  • Even a relatively small chunck of rock (say in the 10 meter size range) travelling at 20000 to 50000 km/second has an huge amount of kinetic energy that cam translates into many kilotons/megatons of damage. Today's Video - Profiling the Ares Launch Vehicle - NASA Watch
  • Fusion bombs, also called thermonuclear bombs, have higher kiloton yields and greater efficiencies than fission bombs.
  • It consists of a 13 meters in diameter weather balloon filled with about a kiloton of liquid scintillator, a chemical soup that emits flashes of light when an incoming anti-neutrino collides with a proton.
  • The physicists who had developed these devices understood the potential for miniaturization and a simultaneous escalation in warhead yields, past the twenty-two kilotons of Nagasaki and indeed past a thousand kilotons, into the multimegaton range — the realm, when multiplied, of global suicide. How to Get a Nuclear Bomb
  • In other words, here is your suitcase bomb: easily man portable, put it in a suitcase or backpack, tens of kilotons of explosive potential, and technology that is 1950s vintage.
  • Indeed, the conflagration of a single gram of antimatter particles merging with their normal matter siblings would release energy equivalent to about 40 kilotons of TNT, or enough to power nearly 5,000 households for a year.
  • During the past decade, industrial fructan production has increased from 1 kiloton to 100 kilotons annually.
  • Hydrogen bombs (H-bombs) promised yields measured in megatons rather than the kilotons of fission bombs.
  • If 1 kiloton of dynamite, or TNT trinitrotoluol, explodes, 4 × 1012 joules of energy are released. Modern Science in the Bible
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