neutron bomb


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neutron bomb:

see hydrogen bombhydrogen bomb
or H-bomb,
weapon deriving a large portion of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes. In an atomic bomb, uranium or plutonium is split into lighter elements that together weigh less than the original atoms, the remainder of the mass
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neutron bomb

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neutron bomb

causes limited havoc: kills people, preserves property. [World Hist.: Facts (1978), 103]
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1978: The US President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the controversial neutron bomb.
1978: US President Jimmy Carter, left above, took the decision to postpone production of the controversial neutron bomb.