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Professor Martyn Poliakoff discusses atom bombs with a Plutonium core - including the crucial role of Gallium.
Extra footage from this interview at: https://youtu.be/KyEn4On9S-8
More links and info in full description

Previous video on Gallium: https://youtu.be/wNf1rBjCaPk
Plutonium video: https://youtu.be/89UNPdNtOoE

The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a good read: https://amzn.to/3hEu7ds

The Trinity Test and Fat Man bombs were Plutonium-based - the Hiroshima bomb was Uranium.

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Bomb Stones: https://youtu.be/ZdcjSuvU7z0
Inside a Nuclear Reactor: https://youtu.be/P99C051arMo
Radioactive Lab: https://youtu.be/NrIzWWmlboE
Uranium Enrichment: https://youtu.be/69UpMhUnEeY
X-10 Nuclear Reactor: https://youtu.be/NeR0gtYIsIE

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