progress in non-fission triggered nuclear weapons

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From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 04:45:06 PDT

(((this one is for Wayne B.

   if this is for real I wouldn't be surprised if they
   have had achieved ignition in classfied tests by now.

   lord, these affairs *are* hard on the heart.

From: James Rogers <>
Subject: [>Htech] Flux compression generator fusion triggers
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 09:24:24 -0700

Here are some interesting papers that discuss using flux compression
generators as fusion triggers, and some experimental results of the
same. While current (published) capability is limited to subcritical
fusion, it is interesting to note that these FCGs, powered by modest
quantities of chemical explosives, put out a large enough neutron flux
to sterilize everything for a couple hundred meters. Eventually this
research will probably lead to very compact fusion powered weapons.

Flux compression generators are wickedly cool devices in their own right;
where else can you get terawatt (or larger) electrical pulses in such a
tiny package. Yum.

A scientific paper on the topic:

A good paper on comparative capabilities regarding this tech:


-James Rogers

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