Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Explain: 60

Answer

A hydrogen bomb relies on fission as well as fusion.

Work Step by Step

Fusion fuel, much like chemical combustion, requires a high temperature to start the reaction. The usual trigger is a fission bomb, and when the bomb explodes, the dispersion of radioactive fission materials causes the fallout.
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