Hydrogen Bomb


A hydrogen bomb is, by far, the most destructive weapon that mankind has ever invented. It is the most powerful type of nuclear bomb, in some cases reaching more than 2,000 times the yield of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Unlike the first “atom bombs” — also known as A-bombs — which release energy by fission, or breaking apart, of heavy atomic nuclei like uranium and plutonium, a hydrogen bomb releases energy by fusing together light nuclei like tritium or deuterium, converting even more matter into energy.



Working principle:

Nuclear fusion involves creating heavier elements out of lighter ones by joining atomic nuclei together. In the Sun, this mostly takes the form of fusing hydrogen nuclei to form helium. A fusion reaction is very difficult to start because nuclei are positively charged, and therefore strongly repel one another through the powerful electromagnetic force.

The nuclei of elements heavier than hydrogen are held together by the strong nuclear force, which, at this scale, is much stronger than the electromagnetic. The strong force, however, is only significant over extremely short distances, of around the size of an atomic nucleus.


What are your visions on nuclear warfare?


Read more: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-hydrogen-bomb.htm

  1. 23/03/2013 at 14:38

    To use nuclear bombs in war, is showing that you have fear of your enemy. In my opinion, if you have the ‘negative sense’ to perform a war, the you should also have the courage of standing in front of you enemy and ‘fight’ with them. Because using a nuclear bomb is just like playing ‘the cat mouse’ game.

  2. visualrecognition
    24/03/2013 at 21:51

    An interesting fact related to this subject: Of all the countries that posses nuclear missilses, only China, India and North Korea have an unconditional “no first use” policy. This means that they will only ever use nuclear weapons if it is first used against them. The NATO has recently rejected the use of this policy (see http://www.armscontrol.org/act/1999_07-08/jmja99).

  3. xieaizhi
    26/03/2013 at 11:02

    I am very against with nuclear war. That will destroy our planet. I agree with prabhjot12. Using nuclear is a kind of coward behavior. Hiding in the cave or under the sea and shooting bombs never shows courage.

  4. 02/04/2013 at 08:42

    I agree with the fact that nuclear bombs, and of coarse any other types of war, should be avoided. But I think being a coward or not is not at issue. War itself is not fair since there will always be innocent people involved. Sometimes uprisings are unavoidable to get something, but I think this is not what we call a war. Any kind of war, like knights did it with their swords and like they do it now by bombs, guns and aircrafts, is unfair. The way how it is done is not about how cowardly it is, but how technological evolution had made it.

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