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Enhanced radiation weapons

Robert G Bell

Enhanced radiation weapons

the neutron bomb

by Robert G Bell

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons

  • Edition Notes

    Microfilm. Arlington, Va. : University Publications of America, 1979. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. Low reduction. (Major studies of the Congressional Research Service. 1978/79 supplement ; reel 6, fr. 0713)

    StatementRobert G. Bell
    SeriesMajor studies of the Congressional Research Service -- 1978/79, reel 6, fr. 0713
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination16 p.
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15450014M

    enhanced-radiation tactical weapons (‘neutron bombs’). the weapons are developed and produced at a number of nuclear facilities in israel, from the nuclear reactor at dimona in the negev, to nuclear storage bases at eilabun near the sea of galilee and at tirosh, south of tel aviv, and the national weapons testing laboratory at soreq,File Size: 95KB. Effects of Nuclear Weapons Alexander Glaser WWSd Princeton University Febru S. Glasstone and P. J. Dolan The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Third Edition U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C., 1.

    In addition to yielding more energy than conventional weapons, nuclear bombs put a much larger fraction into thermal energy. This can be adjusted to enhance the radiation output to be more effective against troops. An enhanced radiation bomb is also called a neutron bomb. "Also called ENHANCED RADIATION WARHEAD, specialized type of small thermonuclear weapon that produces minimal blast and heat but which releases large amounts of lethal radiation. The neutron bomb delivers blast and heat effects that are confined to an area of only a few hundred yards in radius.

    Finally, the author concludes: to the extent that the USSR believes the U.S. will use enhanced-radiation weapons in a European ground war, their deployment invites a preemptive Russian nuclear Author: David Hafemeister. Nuclear Weapons From Grolier's The New Book of Knowledge. Nuclear weapons are the most powerful weapons in the world. The explosion of a nuclear bomb produces destruction on a scale far vaster than the explosion of a conventional bomb. A type of weapon called a neutron bomb (or enhanced radiation weapon) releases less of its energy as blast.


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Radiological warfare is any form of warfare involving deliberate radiation poisoning or contamination of an area with radiological sources.

Radiological weapons are normally considered weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), although radiological weapons can be specific in who they target, such as the radiation poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko by. Enhanced Radiation Weapons; W63 Lance [ER] [Cancelled] W70 MGMC Lance SSM (ER) W79 M 8" AFAP (ER) W82 M mm AFAP (ER) Resources.

Samuel T. Cohen, The Neutron Bomb: Political. @article{osti_, title = {Enhanced-radiation weapons}, author = {Kaplan, F M}, abstractNote = {The enhanced-radiation warhead is a particularly dangerous weapon insofar as it might mislead anyone into believing that its deployment would make it possible for nuclear warfare to be safely limited and tightly controlled; in this sense its very deployment could lower the threshold separating.

weapons based on previous-generation nuclear-explosives and from conven-tional weapons based on chemical-explosives: yields in the 1 to tons range, greatly enhanced coupling to targets, possibility to drive powerful shaped-charge jets and forged fragments, enhanced prompt radiation effects.

Enhanced radiation weapons were also produced by France in the early s, though they have since destroyed these weapons. The "Cox Report" indicates that China is able to produce neutron bombs, although no country is known to currently deploy them.

Technical Overview. A neutron bomb, or enhanced radiation bomb (ER weapon), is a fission. Enhanced radiation weapons (ERWs), better known as "neutron bombs," are specialized TNWs with reduced blast effects and enhanced radiation, making them ideal tactical and antipersonnel weapons.

Current literature on China's ERW is limited, but one author claims Chinese leaders have expressed "an unusual degree of fascination with" : U.S. Government, U.S. Military, Department of Defense.

o Replaces Radiation Testing and Tracking System with Radiation Source Tracking System (throughout). *This regulation supersedes AR –3, dated 25 February AR –3 • 28 November File Size: 1MB.

The Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) upgrade program transforms a portion of the existing AGM High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) inventory into lethal strike weapons with enhanced time-critical strike and precision attack capabilities.

The AARGM upgrade includes: an advanced digital anti-radiation homing receiver for greater. Enhanced radiation weapon definition, neutron bomb.

See more. Weapons () vi A US Air Force air rescue squadron crew member is checked for radiation by bioenvironmental engineers at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after a flight to northern Japan during relief efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake in March. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Nuclear Weapons Databook Volume I U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities Thomas B. Cochran, William M. Arkin, and Milton M. Hoenig A book by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. BALLINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Cambridge, Massachusetts A Subsidiary of Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

Radiation can damage health in ways other than cancer. It is less likely, but damage to genetic material in reproductive cells can cause genetic mutations, which could be passed on to future generations.

Exposing a developing embryo or fetus to radiation can increase the risk of birth Size: KB. Nuclear weapon - Nuclear weapon - Basic two-stage design: A typical thermonuclear warhead may be constructed according to a two-stage design, featuring a fission or boosted-fission primary (also called the trigger) and a physically separate component called the secondary.

Both primary and secondary are contained within an outer metal case. Radiation from the fission explosion of the primary is. Define enhanced radiation weapon. enhanced radiation weapon synonyms, enhanced radiation weapon pronunciation, enhanced radiation weapon translation, English dictionary definition of enhanced radiation weapon.

n a technical name for neutron bomb enhanced radiation weapon; Enhanced Radiation/Reduced Blast; Enhanced Radio Access Bearer. Enhanced radiation weapons like the neutron bomb generate a fusion reaction that allows neutrons to escape the weapon with only a limited blast.

Originally designed by the United States to counter massive Soviet tank formations, the neutron bomb is an example of a tactical nuclear weapon. Neutron radiation is hellishly destructive to living things in particular, far more so than alpha, beta, or gamma radiation.

High-energy neutrons penetrate the skin much more easily than alpha particles, which have more mass but very small penet. Enhanced radiation weapons (ERW) are fission-fusion devices where the massive numbers of neutrons generated during the fusion process are intentionally allowed to escape rather than be confined to Author: Glen Reeves.

Enhanced-Radiation Weapons Although President Carter has deferred production of "the neutron bomh " it is still an alternative of US. policy. It remains a weapon of doubtful utility that could result in an all-out nuclear exchange The enhanced-radiation warhead (or, as it is widely and somewhat misleadingly known, the neutron.

A nuclear weapon is a device that uses a nuclear reaction to create an explosion. This explosion is much more powerful than that of conventional explosives (like TNT). When a nuclear weapon explodes, it gives off four types of energy: a blast wave, intense light, heat, and radiation.

Nuclear weapons can be in the form of bombs or Size: KB. Radiation Sickness. The invisible, radioactive rays given off by fallout particles cause radiation sickness—that is, physical and chemical damage to body cells. A large dose of radiation can cause serious illness or death.

A smaller dose (or the same large dose received over a longer period of time) allows the body to repair Size: KB.Of the latter, 5% will be initial neutrons and gamma rays plus 10% as residual nuclear radiation. Enhanced Radiation Weapons.

Enhanced radiation (ER) devices were developed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (California) in and the first experimental weapon was detonated in springaccording to published accounts.Although no details about super-EMP weapons are given in open publications by anyone who knows about these weapons, there is a strong implication in the statements of those who have studied the reports about those weapons that the enhanced gamma radiation weapons would have a comparatively low total energy yield.

This means that weapons with an.