Neutronium Bomba on Earth,the BOMB to worry about – What would happen?
A single neutron releases about 1 MeV, which is insignificant. But if we had, let’s say, 1 kg, then things become a bit more interesting. In this calculations, we assumed that 1g of neutrons has 6.e23 number of particles. By that we can calculate the energy multiplying the result by 1 MeV. Then we converted the result into Joules and divided it by the total energy in 1 ton of TNT.
At the end of 1 kg total decay, the full energy released would be equivalent to 11.5 kilotons of TNT. That is almost as powerful as the first nuclear bomb detonated, Little Boy”.
Though it releases almost the same energy as the first nuclear weapons, I must point out that its explosion would not be the same. As neutrons decay, it will release all that energy throughout its half-lives’. Curiously enough, it would be releasing energy for about 15 half-lives’ or 2 and half hours.
However, there is a caveat. Its density, which I will explain in detail later in the video but first we need to comprehend what limits current nuclear bomb technologies.
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