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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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and France started production of the neutron bombs in the 1980s.
It is "quite logical and natural" for China to have mastered neutron bomb technology, Zhao Qizheng, director of the State Council's Information Office, said at a press conference.
This is China's first acknowledgment that it possesses the technology to build the neutron bomb, designed to kill on a wide scale with massive radiation doses without damaging infrastructure in its target area.
It is unclear, however, whether China has deployed missiles or tactical weapons with neutron bomb warheads.
Zhao said China mastered neutron bomb technology "through its own efforts," refuting allegations in a U.
W-70 warhead, an enhanced radiation nuclear warhead better known as the neutron bomb, from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and conducted test explosions five to six times in the 1980s.
The neutron bomb seems quite mysterious to ordinary people.
A neutron bomb is a special type of hydrogen bomb that produces high levels of neutron radiation with a minimal blast, capable of destroying life but leaving buildings intact.
Possession of neutron bomb technology does not infringe on international agreements, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.