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August 24, 1955

REPORT BY N.M EMANUEL, 'REGARDING THE NATURE OF THE FALLOUT PATH OF THE HYDROGEN BOMB DETONATED ON 1 MARCH 1954 AT BIKINI [ATOLL]'

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    Report by N.M. Emanuel on the U.S. Castle Bravo test in the Marshall Islands. The report surmises from fallout data that the bomb used a fission-fusion-fission design, and that the bomb contained a larger than normal amount of fissile material which induced a thermonuclear reaction.
    "Report by N.M Emanuel, 'Regarding the Nature of the Fallout Path of the Hydrogen Bomb Detonated on 1 March 1954 at Bikini [Atoll]'," August 24, 1955, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archive of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Experimental Physics (VNIIEF), f. 1, op. 20s, ed. khr. 601, l. 1-12. Document no. 168 in Atomnyi proekt SSSR. Dokumenty i materialy. [The atomic project of the USSR. Documents and materials.], vol. 3, book 2, p. 368. Translated for CWIHP by Ronen Plechnin. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/118818
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