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Deuterium-Deuterium fusion without Tritium is very possible. Historically, D-D fusion was the first form of nuclear fusion mankind successfully achieved. It may be worthwhile remembering that, at the dawn of the nuclear age in 1952, an inertial confinement fusion experiment that used nuclear fission to produce the conditions for nuclear fusion called Ivy ...


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I don't know about the first part of your question, I think gas centrifuge specifications and capabilities may be classified which would make a reasonably exact estimate quite hard. The Fat Man nuclear bomb (20kt-yield, implosion design) required 6.2kg of plutonium (or, if the country is unwilling to take the extra step of converting its uranium to plutonium ...


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Gamma emission is emission of a photon upon a nucleus transitioning from an excited state to a lower or ground state of the same nucleus. The number of neutrons and protons in the nucleus is exactly the same before and after the gamma photon is emitted. Beta decay results from a nucleus having too few or too many neutrons relative to the number of protons ...



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