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    Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons (FGNW)

    10-20-05:
    Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons: Military effectiveness and collateral effects

    http://www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/physic...10/0510071.pdf

    What do you think?

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    This is definatley a concern.

    Any nuclear weapon detonated below the surface of the Earth creates a
    radioactive hot spot, containing the highlyradioactive
    fissionproducts,
    as
    well as the fissile materials that have not been fissioned during the explosion
    — that is more than 90% of the initial fissilematerials
    content of the
    warhead.5 This leads to numerous problems, especially if the weapon contained
    plutonium. Indeed, most of the unfissioned
    plutonium left in the
    cavity created by an underground nuclear explosion can later be recovered,
    possibly by terrorists, and reused to manufacture nuclear weapons. This is
    the problem of “plutonium mines,” which is a major nuclear proliferation
    concern in countries such as Kazakhstan [10] and Algeria, where numerous
    plutoniumbased
    nuclear explosives were detonated underground.
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    Was this for real?

    The email address domain from the first page of the pdf was for vtx.ch a Swiss hosting company not a research organisation.

    Anyway, paranoia left behind, I didn't think anyone was anywhere near to having workable amounts of antimatter for use in any way. 10 - 20 years for Sci Fi tech like that is a bit scary (if it's real research).

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    I didn't think anyone was anywhere near to having workable amounts of antimatter for use in any way. 10 - 20 years for Sci Fi tech like that is a bit scary (if it's real research).
    You know I was thinking the same thing ...when I saw the word "antimatter" in a drawing in this pdf I thought "Star Trek" for a second ... I didn't think that was in our reach for at least some time.

    And if you then think about all the instabillity they had in those episodes with that "antimatter"

    ...mmm paranoia not misplaced

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    Back when I was a boy, we carved our own IC's out of wood.

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    That was a really interesting paper. I'm glad I read it considering how FGNW have been a rising topic. Now that I have a better understanding of how they work, they do actually seem like a tactically superior alternative to convential explosives. Although, Aspman makes a good point in regards to the authenticity of the paper. Good find.
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    It appears that the Author is legit, Andre Gsponer, he shows up on a lot of sites that are into this stuff.

    Antimatter Technology for Military Purposes:
    Excerpts from a Dossier and Assessments of Physicist

    Edited by Marek Thee
    International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

    Published in Bulletin of Peace Proposals, Vol. 19. Nos. 3--4, 1988.



    http://cui.unige.ch/isi/sscr/phys/antim-Thee.html

    Hey the communicator Kirk used sure looks like today's cell phones no (flip it open and talk)
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    References and citations for this submission:
    CiteBase (autonomous citation navigation and analysis)

    This is where I get my night time reading material. The stuff that makes you tired.

    http://arxiv.org/

    http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0510071

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