posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by VitalOverdose
Not really - (although I'm not sure what you mean by proton bomb - are you sure your not referring to the neutron bomb??)
an anti matter bomb - well should be a 'matter / anti matter bomb is a theoretical 100% release of energy that would happen when matter comes into
contact with anti matter... I suppose the bomb it's self would contain the anti matter, and to detonate then let that containment fail thus
introducing matter from our world.
A neutron bomb I think is a very small nuke that is configures in such a way as to flood a massive area with radiation - essentually killing all
living things but causing the minimum of damage to the actual infrastructure of say a city - although no one would be able to live in that city for a
very long time.
A thermo nuclear bomb is a fusion reaction usually in hydrogen that uses a fission reaction (you standard nuke bomb - just quite a small one) as a
detonator - they are much more powerful and for the same amount of power released they are actually cleaner... You also have the property of being
able to 'dial in' the yield right up to the point of detonation... Which is cool because say the mission was launched and while the cruise missile
is in flight the whole scenario changes - you can crank up the power of the same bomb - or dial it down for a more surgical strike.
I'm not really sure what phage was on about - a fusion reaction being slower? Never heard that before.