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Nuclear weapons (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Nuclear weapons
Used for/see from:
  • Earlier heading: Atomic weapons
  • Fusion weapons
  • Thermonuclear weapons

LC database, 8/2/91 (thermonuclear)

Quick dict. weapons (Thermonuclear: pertaining to the process in which very high temperatures are used to bring about the fusion of light nuclei; Nuclear weapon: a device in which the explosion results from the energy released by reactions involving atomic nuclei--fission or fusion or both)

Enc. phys. sci. and tech., 1987: v. 5, p. 723ff (Fusion devices, Explosive)

Green, J. The effects of thermonuclear weapons, c1991.

Robertson, D. Guide to modern defense and strategy, 1987 (Hydrogen bomb, Nuclear fusion, Thermonuclear)