nuclear yield


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nuclear yield

[′nü·klē·ər ′yēld]
(nucleonics)
The energy released by the detonation of a nuclear weapon; measured in terms of megatons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) required to release the same energy.
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agreed that "experiments which do produce a nuclear yield .
Department of Energy provides technical and scientific assistance to locate hidden nuclear material; to diagnose a suspected, improvised nuclear device; to plan the disablement of a nuclear yield or radiological dispersal device: and to advise local authorities on the hazards and effects.
In offering our full support to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, we advocated a ban on all nuclear-weapon test explosions, and all other nuclear explosions -- ie, all explosions with a nuclear yield, however small.
For example, maintenance of Trident must be performed without actual nuclear testing, as the UK's ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty prohibits any test that produces any nuclear yield underground, underwater, in the atmosphere or in space.
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty prohibits any test that produces a nuclear yield underground, underwater, in the atmosphere or in space.
111) Supporters respond that the negotiating record makes clear that Russia agreed that "experiments which do produce a nuclear yield .
I have heard some critics of the treaty seek to cast doubt on whether Russia, in the negotiating and signing of the treaty, committed itself under treaty law to a truly comprehensive prohibition of any nuclear explosion, including an explosion or experiment or event of even the slightest nuclear yield.
analysts believed that Russia was conducting hydronuclear tests, which produce a nuclear yield (as distinct from the yield of a weapon's chemical explosive) as low as pounds or even grams of TNT equivalent.
A copy of the classified document was obtained by the Los Angeles Times and later by the New York Times, which indicated that the review "argues that better earth-penetrating nuclear weapons with lower nuclear yields would be useful.
Examples include control measures such as inherent features of warhead design that prevent accidental or unauthorized nuclear yields as well as operational procedures that prevent accidental or unauthorized use.
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