What was the Fissionable Material used in Bombs Dropped at Nagasaki

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What was the fissionable material used in the bombs dropped at Nagasaki (japan) in the year 1945?

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Plutonium
  • Uranium
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 15th April 2015 in General Knowledge.
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Plutonium

The Fat Man atomic bomb that Undone Nagasaki in 9 August 1945, 6.2 Kilograms of plutonium-239. The weight of this Bomb is 10,800 lbs and length was 10 ft. 8 in. Fuel: Highly enriched plutonium 239. Cdr. frederick Ashworth was a Nuclear Weaponeer. This was deliver by the B-29 Bockscar aircraft and the pilot was Maj. Charles Sweeney.

RE: What was the Fissionable Material used in Bombs Dropped at Nagasaki


After this move In Nagasaki, Out of a population of 174000, First day died 22,000 people and 17000 died with in four month.  In Nagasaki unrecorded death of military personal and foreign workers may have added considerably to these figures.

Plutonium is a key material in the development of nuclear power. its used in several of the first atomic bombs and is still used in nuclear weapons.
About Plutonium
Atomic Number: 94
Atomic Symbol: Pu
Atomic Weight: 244
Melting Point: 1,184 degree Fahrenheit (640 degree C )
Boiling Point: 5,842 degree Fahrenheit (3228 degree C)

Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 15th April 2015.
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