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Title: The nuclear dynamo; Can a nuclear tornado annihilate nations

Abstract

This paper reports on the development of the hypothesis of a nuclear dynamo for a controlled nuclear fusion reactor. This dynamo hypothesis suggests properties for a nuclear tornado that could annihilate nations if accidentally triggered by a single high yield to weight nuclear weapon detonation. The formerly classified reports on ignition of the atmosphere, the properties of a nuclear dynamo, methods to achieve a nuclear dynamo in the laboratory, and the analogy of a nuclear dynamo to a nuclear tornado are discussed. An unclassified international study of this question is urged.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5354266
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OSTI ID: 5354266
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Fusion Technology; (United States); Journal Volume: 19:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; REACTOR ACCIDENTS; DETONATIONS; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; EVALUATION; IGNITION; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; ACCIDENTS; EXPLOSIONS; WEAPONS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 540130 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

McNally, J.R. Jr.. The nuclear dynamo; Can a nuclear tornado annihilate nations. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
McNally, J.R. Jr.. The nuclear dynamo; Can a nuclear tornado annihilate nations. United States.
McNally, J.R. Jr.. Tue . "The nuclear dynamo; Can a nuclear tornado annihilate nations". United States.
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title = {The nuclear dynamo; Can a nuclear tornado annihilate nations},
author = {McNally, J.R. Jr.},
abstractNote = {This paper reports on the development of the hypothesis of a nuclear dynamo for a controlled nuclear fusion reactor. This dynamo hypothesis suggests properties for a nuclear tornado that could annihilate nations if accidentally triggered by a single high yield to weight nuclear weapon detonation. The formerly classified reports on ignition of the atmosphere, the properties of a nuclear dynamo, methods to achieve a nuclear dynamo in the laboratory, and the analogy of a nuclear dynamo to a nuclear tornado are discussed. An unclassified international study of this question is urged.},
doi = {},
journal = {Fusion Technology; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 19:1,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}