A Spoonful of Plutonium….. READ ALL ABOUT IT….
Nagasaki, Nukes and a Spoonful of Plutonium
By Bob Nichols on June 11, 2017
Did you ever think how much Rad U235 or Rad Plutonium 239 is vaporized in a detonation of a nuclear weapon?
A Nagasaki sized nuke has about 14 lbs of nuclear material in it. Now, 14 lbs is more than just a little bit and less than a lot.
The Nagasaki nuke killed and maimed a couple of hundred thousand people in a split-second with those 14 lbs.
Nuclear weapons are hopelessly inefficient. It did require 14 lbs for the nuke detonation; however, it did not even take an ounce. Amazingly, it only took about 1/6 of an ounce to do the trick.
Got that? It takes 14 Pounds to start the detonation but only uses up about 1/6 of a Teaspoonful.
The amount to power the nuke weapon is little changed to this…
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