Teller-Ulam Weapon

Teller-Ulam Weapon

The x-rays from an atomic bomb are so powerful, that they can compress lithium until it causes a fusion explosion, even without the shockwave. This kind of a fusion bomb is called a "Teller-Ulam" weapon, and it uses an atomic bomb as a "spark plug."

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