fusion bomb


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fusion bomb

[′fyü·zhən ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb that depends upon nuclear fusion for release of energy. Also known as fusion weapon.
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4 times as heavy as the sun, its density is great enough to trigger a fusion bomb of stellar proportions.
He received the support of Edward Teller, who was arguing his own case for developing the hydrogen fusion bomb.
Teller's interest in the possibility of a fusion bomb was first piqued by Enrico Fermi, who suggested, in the fall of 1941 that the heat from a fission bomb might produce a fusion reaction in deuterium.
In a series of short scenes separated by blackouts and punctuated by songs (mostly) from South Pacific, Hollinger's characters traverse a historical landscape in which I Love Lucy, the Rosenbergs, the fusion bomb, Burns and Allen, and the McCarthy hearings are all equally engaging scenery.
We designed and manufactured the first fusion bomb in the form of a Number 5 Underwood typewriter and smuggled it into the offices of the Los Angeles Times.