## How much electricity is in a nuclear bomb?

The amount of energy released by fission bombs can range from the equivalent of just under a ton to upwards of 500,000 tons (500 kilotons) of TNT (4.2 to 2.1×106 GJ). All fission reactions generate fission products, the remains of the split atomic nuclei.

### Is a nuclear bomb kinetic or potential energy?

Nuclear weapons are powerful explosive devices that rapidly convert large amounts of nuclear potential energy to kinetic energy.

#### Is a fission bomb more powerful than a fusion bomb?

Second, the radiation from the fissioning of the primary would be used to compress and ignite the secondary fusion stage, resulting in a fusion explosion many times more powerful than the fission explosion alone.

**How many joules are in a nuclear blast?**

A one-kiloton explosion is equivalent to detonating one-thousand tons of TNT, also a one-megaton is equivalent of one-million tons of TNT. The explosion of one ton of TNT releases approximatly 4.2 × 10 12 joules of energy; for comparison, it takes almost 6.0 ×10 4 joules to warm up a cup of coffee.

**How big is an EMP blast?**

(Any high-altitude EMP attack must be conducted at an altitude of 20 miles or above.) At 25 miles, the area of the Earth’s surface within line of sight of the blast, and thus theoretically exposed to the E1 pulse, would have a radius of some 440 miles.

## How is energy released in nuclear fission?

During nuclear fission, a neutron collides with a uranium atom and splits it, releasing a large amount of energy in the form of heat and radiation. More neutrons are also released when a uranium atom splits. These neutrons continue to collide with other uranium atoms, and the process repeats itself over and over again.

### How long does an EMP bomb last?

This interaction of the negatively charged electrons with the magnetic field radiates a pulse of electromagnetic energy. The pulse typically rises to its peak value in some five nanoseconds. Its magnitude typically decays by half within 200 nanoseconds.

#### What energy is released by fission of 1g uranium-235?

200 MeV

The energy released by fission of one `U^(235)` atom is 200 MeV.

**How much energy is released when 1 kg of uranium undergoes fission?**

Energy released per fission is 200 MeV.

**Which is more powerful fission or fusion?**

Is Fission or Fusion more Powerful? Fusion releases several times the energy generated by fission, making it a far more powerful process.