Definition of Plutonium pit

1. Noun. A steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives.

Exact synonyms: Plutonium Trigger
Group relationships: A-bomb, Atom Bomb, Atomic Bomb, Fission Bomb, Plutonium Bomb
Generic synonyms: Trigger



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Literary usage of Plutonium pit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials (1994)
"DOE predicts that once the storage capacity provided by the "most preferable configurations" in use Appendix A: plutonium pit Storage at Pantex has been ..."

2. Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1993)
"DOE predicts that once the storage capacity provided by the "most preferable configurations' in use Appendix A: plutonium pit Storage at Pantex has been ..."

3. Department of Energy: Accelerated Closure of Rocky Flats: Status and Obstacles by Victor S. Rezendes (1999)
"A plutonium pit is the central core of a nuclear weapon, which can be compressed with high explosives to create a nuclear explosion.4 To be shipped from ..."

4. Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials (1994)
"DOE predicts that once the storage capacity provided by the "most preferable configurations" in use Appendix A: plutonium pit Storage at Pantex has been ..."

5. Dismantling the Bomb and Managing the Nuclear Materials by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1993)
"DOE predicts that once the storage capacity provided by the "most preferable configurations' in use Appendix A: plutonium pit Storage at Pantex has been ..."

6. Department of Energy: Accelerated Closure of Rocky Flats: Status and Obstacles by Victor S. Rezendes (1999)
"A plutonium pit is the central core of a nuclear weapon, which can be compressed with high explosives to create a nuclear explosion.4 To be shipped from ..."

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