Document Details

The Generation of Useful Power by Thermonuclear Explosions
Subject Terms:
Power Generation; Project Sherwood; Thermonuclear Bombs; Thermonuclear Explosions
Document Location:
DOE/NV Nuclear Testing Archive, P.O. Box 98521, City: Las Vegas, State: NV, Zip: 89193-8521, Phone:(702)295-0712, Fax:(702)295-1808,; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office, 1 Cyclotron Road, Mailstop 69-104, City: Berkeley, State: CA, Zip: 94720, Phone:(510)486-5525, Fax:(510)486-7200,
Document Categories:
Science and Technology\General; Nuclear Weapons and Related Technology\Nuclear Directed Energy Systems
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Publication Date:
1956 Dec 10
Declassification Status:
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Document Number(s):
5-2-0.1; LAMS-1859; COMB-17; COPD-56-41; LAMS1859; COMB17; COPD5641
OpenNet Entry Date:
1996 Jul 24
This record consists of a report titled "The Generation of Useful Power by Thermonuclear Explosions." The long range purpose of this theory was to augment the world's fuel supply by harvesting the thermonuclear energy from a thermonuclear bomb explosion to generate electric power. Topics discussed include: confinement of the explosion; fuel costs; plant size; operation of the plant; storage material; miscellaneous considerations; digging the hole for the combustion chamber; and excavation costs. Sketches and graphs are included in this report.

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