[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Jun 19 10:59:06 PDT 2008
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> "Dark Sun" by Richard Rhodes is probably better (and more
> entertaining). It describes the Teller-Ulam mechanism in some
> detail. I will point out that, if the description of the initial Ivy
> Mike test is to be taken as an indication, it actually requires quite
> a bit of effort to put together such a thing -- one need worry about
> amateurs building fission devices, but probably no fusion...
Not "good" as in high yield fusion, agreed. I was really just pointing
out that fusion or neutron enhancement in the less than MT range is
still quite accessible.
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