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Little Boy Bomb

The Little Boy bomb in the bomb pit, ready for loading into the Enola Gay.

In essence, the Little Boy design consisted of a gun that fired one mass of uranium 235 at another mass of uranium 235, thus creating a supercritical mass. A crucial requirement was that the pieces be brought together in a time shorter than the time between spontaneous fissions. Once the two pieces of uranium are brought together, the initiator introduces a burst of neutrons and the chain reaction begins.

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Album name:Rennhack / Little Boy & Fat Man
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Date added:Feb 14, 2005
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