From the history of physics

American and Soviet H-bomb development programmes: historical background

All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics — Federal Nuclear Centre, prosp. Mira 37, Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod region, 607190, Russian Federation

The genesis and historical background of the hydrogen bomb are described, with particular emphasis placed on the development of the physical ideas which led to the discovery of the basic principle of thermonuclear charge construction in the USA and USSR.

PACS: 01.65.+g
DOI: 10.1070/PU1996v039n10ABEH000174
Citation: Goncharov G A "American and Soviet H-bomb development programmes: historical background" Phys. Usp. 39 1033–1044 (1996)
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Оригинал: Гончаров Г А «Основные события истории создания водородной бомбы в СССР и США» УФН 166 1095–1104 (1996); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0166.199610f.1095

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