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who invented the nuclear bomb?

and was the one world war 2 atomic or nuclear

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    Who invented the nuclear bomb?

    and was the one world war 2 atomic or nuclear

    Well, ....If we are distinguishing between fusion and fission weapons, the first type were fission weapons, as used on the Japanese, and Daniel has already told you that this was developed by the Manhattan Project. Fusion weapons, such as the "Hydrogen" Bomb, are devices that use a fission reaction to trigger a fusion reaction, a two stage process, in either, Tritium, Deuterium, or Lithium Deuteride, making it a Thermo-Nuclear weapon, with a yield 1000 time greater than a Fission bomb. Both types of bomb were being worked on by the end of the Second World War, however there was a refusal amongst the scientific community to produce the Fusion weapon after Hiroshima, this could only have been used as a weapon of genocide against large civilian populations. It was Truman's response to Russian Nuclear tests in 1949 that started the "crash" program to produce a fusion device in 1951.

  • John P
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    5 years ago

    An atomic bomb is a type of nuclear bomb.

    And such bombs were invented by a team of scientists and military men, etc.

  • Tim D
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    5 years ago

    The TWO Second World War bombs were atomic.

    They were developed by British, Canadian and American scientific groups coordinated as the Manhattan Project.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    atomic and nuclear mean the same thing. Also it wasnt one person it was a group of highly intelligent people from around the world called the 'Manhattan project'

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It was invented by a committee of scientists.

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