Trinity (nuclear test, 1945-07-16, first nuclear weapon detonated)
Nuclear weapon test
Its plutonium was produced at
. Trinity Test Preparations by AtomicHeritage (2016)
. Appears to be a compilation of several videos, presumably each with their own separate
, though these are not noted. Credited: "Video courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives", TODO how to search that archive online?
: Getting The Job Done.
. Good video, clarifies several interesting technical points:
Gun-type fission weapon
were much easier to build as you don't need super synchronized charges as in
implosion-type fission weapon
. But they are less efficient.
make much more efficient usage of
, because you don't need to highly enrich a bunch of
in the first place, but rather just use way less enriched
to produce a bunch of
American nuclear weapons program
Nuclear weapons program
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