FROM THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS: The extraordinarily beautiful physical principle of thermonuclear charge design (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the test of RDS-37 --- the first Soviet two-stage thermonuclear charge)

@inproceedings{Goncharov2005FROMTH,
  title={FROM THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS: The extraordinarily beautiful physical principle of thermonuclear charge design (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the test of RDS-37 --- the first Soviet two-stage thermonuclear charge)},
  author={G. A. Goncharov},
  year={2005}
}
  • G. A. Goncharov
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • On 22 November 1955, the Semipalatinsk test site saw the test of the first domestic two-stage thermonuclear RDS-37 charge. The charge operation was based on the principle of radiation implosion. The kernel of the principle consists in the radiation generated in a primary A-bomb explosion and confined by the radiation-opaque casing propagating throughout the interior casing volume and flowing around the secondary thermonuclear unit. The secondary unit experiences a strong compression under the… CONTINUE READING
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