The physical principles of thermonuclear explosive devices by Friedwardt Winterberg

By Friedwardt Winterberg

Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg has labored for a few 30 years within the managed nuclear fusion and guns re­search groups. He was once the 1st to suggest electron­ beam pellet fusion, ion-beam pellet fusion, impression fusion, magnetic isolation of electron beam and ion beam diodes for particle-beam fusion, and particle-beam superpinch fusion. He was once additionally one of the first to submit papers at the use of fusion and microexplosions for area propul­sion, on an electromagnetic rail gun powered by way of a hydro­gen bomb, at the staging of pellet goals, and on autocatalytic drivers for thermonuclear surprise waves.

His publication, which completely explains thermonuclear explosive units from the H-bomb, to beam guns, to the presently ballyhooed neutron bomb, was once written out of a passionate dedication to harnessing thermo­nuclear fusion as an inexpensive, fresh, and ample power source.

Over the years,Winterberg's dedication to achiev­ing fusion power has led him to inquire into many components which are formally circumscribed via army secrecy clas­sification. due to the fact that he doesn't carry a Q clearance, the score required of scientists and different group of workers all for learn in components regarding thermonuclear bomb pro­duction, he has needed to reconstruct loads of the considering that has long gone into bomb layout. This booklet is an end result of that examine.

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By Friedwardt Winterberg

Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg has labored for a few 30 years within the managed nuclear fusion and guns re­search groups. He was once the 1st to suggest electron­ beam pellet fusion, ion-beam pellet fusion, impression fusion, magnetic isolation of electron beam and ion beam diodes for particle-beam fusion, and particle-beam superpinch fusion. He was once additionally one of the first to submit papers at the use of fusion and microexplosions for area propul­sion, on an electromagnetic rail gun powered by way of a hydro­gen bomb, at the staging of pellet goals, and on autocatalytic drivers for thermonuclear surprise waves.

His publication, which completely explains thermonuclear explosive units from the H-bomb, to beam guns, to the presently ballyhooed neutron bomb, was once written out of a passionate dedication to harnessing thermo­nuclear fusion as an inexpensive, fresh, and ample power source.

Over the years,Winterberg's dedication to achiev­ing fusion power has led him to inquire into many components which are formally circumscribed via army secrecy clas­sification. due to the fact that he doesn't carry a Q clearance, the score required of scientists and different group of workers all for learn in components regarding thermonuclear bomb pro­duction, he has needed to reconstruct loads of the considering that has long gone into bomb layout. This booklet is an end result of that examine.

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57) I - e~x = ex, (59) where x = A 0 /z 0 , 144V273" c = c(T)= v / /ae 0 M 1 / 2 /uCrtv (60) The temperature dependence in the expression for c results from the temperature dependence of (av) only. From Eq. (59) it is clear that there can be a growing wave with z0 > 0 only if c < 1. For c = 1, the solution is x = 0, corresponding to a wave of constant cross section moving along a cylinder. For c > 1, the solution becomes negative and the wave can only propagate along an assembly of decreasing cross section.

All components are, of course, surrounded by a tamp. The kind of ignition module used, whether it be the one with the Prandtl-Meyer ellipsoid or the one using the flat cone, depends on a number of technical considerations. An ignition module using the Prandtl-Meyer ellipsoid should be the most efficient configuration, but it is quite bulky. Therefore, for more compact thermonuclear explosive devices the flat cone may be advantageous, even though its efficiency is lower. ) In the case of a pure deuterium explosion, where the ignition temperature is high, one will probably have to use the Prandtl-Meyer ellipsoid configuration.

This condition can best be expressed in bipolar coordinates ru r2 together with the angles a and /? as shown in Figure 4. Obviously, then a + p = F(M), (15) F(M) = 0(M) +n(M). (16) with The change in density along a variable Mach-number flow is given by ,,/ Po = [(1 + i( y - 1)M02)/(1 + i(Y - l)M2)]i/(y-i). (17) 30 PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF THERMONUCLEAR EXPLOSIVE DEVICES Inserting into this M0 = 9/H and y = 4/3, we find ,, [)r/(« 1 M*)f. (18) Finally, we have to relate p to \\ and, respectively, r2.

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