CREATORCoté, Owen R., Jr.
TITLEA Primer on Fissile Materials and Nuclear Weapons Design
URLhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/nukes/readings...
HOMEPAGEhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/nukes/
DATE PUBLISHED1996
DATE ACCESSED13 February 2017


The material in this website describes the physics involved in nuclear fission and fusion reactions and the design and materials required to produce nuclear weapons (atomic and hydrogen bombs). It addresses the question of what terrorists would need to build a simple nuclear weapon. The information is reprinted with permission from an appendix of Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy: Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material.



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