Originally posted by rajaten
Seriously not cool.
Originally posted by ANNED
Hafnium Isomer Grenade Bomb.
i would worry about Rods from God or enhanced Rods from God
The "enhanced" Rods from God would have a capsule containing a deuterium-tritium mixture in the back half of the Rod.
The heat and pressure of the rod hitting the earth with impact speeds of Mach 10+ could be high enough to cause a pure-fusion yield of the deuterium-tritium mixture.
It is possible that some exporting enterprises may be unaware of the proliferation risks of particular goods; others may intentionally take advantage of poorly enforced or corruptly administered export control
laws. A Ukrainian firm reportedly has already exported tens of tons of hafnium and zirconium, metals on the Nuclear Suppliers Group list of restricted dual-use items
A host of other high-tech weapons systems are on the horizon. These are minor revolutions when compared with, say, nanotechnology, but they will make themselves felt. Non-nuclear explosives for mass efect will appear in the near future. These include:
- Fuel-air and dust-air bombs with explosive power 15 times as great as
the same weight of TNT. The first such devices already are available.
-And perhaps a meta-stable isomer called hafnium-178. In theory, a kilogram of Ha178 could deliver as much energy as a quarter-kiloton of TNT. Unlike conventional explosives, all of this energy would be released as hard gamma rays, efectively sterilizing the surrounding area without harming useful structures. There is some debate over whether this theoretical possibility, reminiscent of the traditional neutron bomb, could ever be realized.
(U) Nuclear isomers, such as hafnium 178m2, store in the nucleus 10,000 times as much energy per gram as TNT. The goal of the Simulated Isomer Energy Release program is to develop a technique to control the release of this energy. It will develop a way to make these isomers in
gram-size quantities. The program will demonstrate that as much energy can be released as is used to initiate the reaction (a breakeven experiment) and, by its conclusion, demonstrate a 50 pound bomb that has the explosive force of a 2,000 pound bomb. The SIER effort was
initiated as an alternative energy program in PE0602712E, project MPT-01, but was subsequently moved to project TT-04 when its potential as a explosive was realized.
what you posted would not have the effects you perceive. That is a kinetic weapons platform, meaning it's propulsion comes from it's base and there is no propulsion after it leaves. Kinda like a bullet does leaving a gun. What do you think would happen to this rod once it makes it through our atmosphere? It falls like a rock with only it's weight and gravity to give it speed. Hitting the earth at Mach 10+ as you describe sounds like a fantasy more than reality. That platform is to be used on space objects like asteroids or space junk. Once fired from it's base, it needs no more propellant to hit's it's target in outer space. Making it through our atmosphere is a totally different ballgame. no offense
Originally posted by boondock-saint
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Hafnium Isomer Grenade Bomb.
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