thermonuclear bomb

  1. a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
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  • Fusion bombs, also called thermonuclear bombs, have higher kiloton yields and greater efficiencies than fission bombs.
  • When in 1949-50, the Soviet Union made its first nuclear bomb test, Teller pushed for the thermonuclear bomb as part of the U.S. defense program.
  • It works by combining the atom-splitting reactions of a "normal" nuclear bomb with some atom-joining fusion reactions -- this is the physical process that drives our sun, and it's much more powerful (for this reason they're more properly called a thermonuclear bomb). Fast Company
  • Made in the 1952 detonation of the first thermonuclear bomb, the element fermium has since sat in a corner of the periodic table where few tools of chemistry reach.
  • Because extremely high temperatures are required in order to initiate fusion reactions, the hydrogen bomb is also known as a thermonuclear bomb. Archive 2010-02-01
  • But existing material on the topic describes it as a likely 'interstage' between the fission and fusion stages of a thermonuclear bomb. Undefined
  • Objects 50 meters across strike Earth every few centuries, causing airbursts that rival the effects of large thermonuclear bombs.
  • It has nuclear bombs, thermonuclear bombs; it has bombers, which are aging somewhat.
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