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Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Ever since the dawn of time man has found new ways of killing each other Themost destructive way of killing people known to man would have to be the atomic bomb The reason why the atomic bomb is so destructive is that when it is detonated it hasmore than one effect The effects of the atomic bomb are so great that NikitaKhrushchev said that the survivors would envy the dead International Physicians for thePrevention of Nuclear War 1982 These devastating physical effects come from theatomic bombs blast the atomic bombs thermal radiation and the atomic bombs An atomic bomb is any weapon that gets its destructive power from an atom This power comes when the matter inside of the atoms is transformed into energy Theprocess by which this is done is known as fission The only two atoms suitable forfissioning are the uranium isotope U-235 and the plutonium isotope Pu-239 OutlawLabs Fission occurs when a neutron a subatomic particle with no electrical chargestrikes the nucleus of one of these isotopes and causes it to split apart When the nucleusis split a large amount of energy is produced and more free neutrons are also released These neutrons then in turn strike other atoms which causes more energy to be released If this process is repeated a self-sustaining chain reaction will occur and it is this chainreaction that causes the atomic bomb to have its destructive power World Book 1990 This chain reaction can be attained in two different ways The first type of atomic bomb ever used was a gun-type In this type twosubcritical pieces of U-235 are placed in a device similar to the barrel of an artilleryshell One piece is placed at one end of the barrel and will remain there at rest Theother subcritical mass is placed at the other end of the barrel A
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