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A weapon of mass destruction powered by the fission of the nuclei of heavy atoms—e.g., plutonium-239 or uranium-235—which follows bombardment of the fuel with neutrons, resulting in a chain reaction and release of pressure, heat, light, and radiation

atomic bomb

explosion of a nuclear device.

atomic bomb injury
see radiation injury.
atomic bomb fallout
subsequent to the explosion of an atomic device is the gradual return to earth of radioactive dust.
atomic bomb irradiation
irradiation of animal tissues by any means, therapeutic, accidental, atomic bomb blast.
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Jack Tasker The office where Otto Frisch and Rudolph Peierls wrote their the first technical exposition of the atom bomb >Rudolph Peierls
The document suggested the best course of defence against Germany's plans to build an atom bomb was to build one first.
made the right decision when it dropped atom bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
President Truman was told July 9, 1945, at the Potsdam Conference, that the atom bombs were ready to be used.
The atom bomb will be a weapon of choice for three reasons, the author says.
In an interview with the channel, the ambassador said that Islam has declared all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) haram, which include nuclear weapons and the atom bomb.
Slightly disorganized in execution and written with competent but not especially dramatic prose Our First Atom Bomb is best read by aficionados of World War II history.
For 50 years we were fed the line that the atom bomb was an object of destruction and peace.
Iran has obstructed a UN inquiry into whether it is covertly researching how to make an atom bomb whileAa continuing to expand uranium enrichment in defiance of international demands, the International Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday.
COFFEE BREAK QUIZ: 1, The atom bomb, in a survey to celebrate Museums and Galleries Month.
EX-NAVY man Patrick Burns' cancer is in remission but he blames his illness on unprotected exposure to radiation during atom bomb tests in the 1950s.
One of SOE's best-known sabotage operations was in Norway, where the destruction of the entire stock of heavy water at the Vemork hydroelectric plant led Germany to abandon research on the atom bomb.