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Nuclear explosions and their effects

Abstract

A brief historical background is given of the development of the atomic bomb. Also included is an account of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing, plus some information on the testing and production of nuclear weapons by the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia. More detailed consideration is given to the following: the scientific principles of fission and fusion explosions; the energy released in fission and the radioactivity of fission products; blast, thermal, and radiologicalal effects of nuclear explosions; long-term radiological hazards from fall-out; and genetic effects of nuclear explosions. A brief account is given of the fission chain process, the concept of critical size, and the principles of implosion as applied to nuclear explosions. Limited information is presented on the controlled release of thermonuclear energy and catalyzed fusion reaction. Discussions are included on dose rates from radiation sources inside and outside the body, the effect of nuclear explosions on the weather, and the contamination of fish and marine organisms.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1958
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
EDB-81-034699
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; METEOROLOGY; NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; RADIATION HAZARDS; REVIEWS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; BLAST EFFECTS; CONTAMINATION; CRITICAL SIZE; DOSE RATES; FALLOUT; FISHES; FISSION; FISSION PRODUCTS; HIROSHIMA; IMPLOSIONS; NAGASAKI; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; PRODUCTION; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; TESTING; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; ANIMALS; ASIA; CHEMISTRY; DOCUMENT TYPES; EXPLOSIONS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ISOTOPES; JAPAN; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; SIZE; VERTEBRATES; WEAPONS; 450200* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Nuclear Explosions & Explosives; 400700 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry; 500300 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520302 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Aquatic Ecosystems & Food Chains- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6687277
Country of Origin:
India
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 354
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Not Available. Nuclear explosions and their effects. India: N. p., 1958. Web.
Not Available. Nuclear explosions and their effects. India.
Not Available. 1958. "Nuclear explosions and their effects." India.
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title = {Nuclear explosions and their effects}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {A brief historical background is given of the development of the atomic bomb. Also included is an account of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing, plus some information on the testing and production of nuclear weapons by the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia. More detailed consideration is given to the following: the scientific principles of fission and fusion explosions; the energy released in fission and the radioactivity of fission products; blast, thermal, and radiologicalal effects of nuclear explosions; long-term radiological hazards from fall-out; and genetic effects of nuclear explosions. A brief account is given of the fission chain process, the concept of critical size, and the principles of implosion as applied to nuclear explosions. Limited information is presented on the controlled release of thermonuclear energy and catalyzed fusion reaction. Discussions are included on dose rates from radiation sources inside and outside the body, the effect of nuclear explosions on the weather, and the contamination of fish and marine organisms.}
place = {India}
year = {1958}
month = {Jan}
}