Overheating the bomb

April 2009
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Apr2009, Issue 814, p15
Academic Journal
The article reports on the proposal by Yigal Ronen, professor of nuclear engineering at Ben-Gurion University, that the introduction of americium in nuclear fuel will help prevent it from being used to create nuclear weapons. Ronen said that americium decays into plutonium, which produces a lot of heat that melts the explosive and prevents it from being used to build a nuclear weapon.


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