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Alternative Materials for Microfission Target Pellets

James H. Renken

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 59 / Number 4 / April 1976 / Pages 442-444

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The amounts of input energy required to trigger a microfission explosion in pellets made of hydrides and deuterides of both 239Pu and 233U have been estimated. The results indicate that these alternative fuels require significantly more trigger energy than pure 239Pu.

 
 
 
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