The secret of the Soviet hydrogen bomb

@inproceedings{Wellerstein2017TheSO,
  title={The secret of the Soviet hydrogen bomb},
  author={Alex Wellerstein and Edward Geist},
  year={2017}
}
  • Alex Wellerstein, Edward Geist
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Was the first Soviet thermonuclear device really a step in the wrong direction? No bomb design has been as much maligned or otherwise disparaged as the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon. Detonated in August 1953, the bomb, officially tested under the name RDS-6s but usually known as Sloika or “layer cake” (the name Andrei Sakharov coined for it), was nothing to sneeze at. Shown in Figure 1 and able to be dropped from aircraft, it released the explosive equivalent, or yield, of almost half a… CONTINUE READING

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