Which countries have hydrogen bomb?
Five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT
- United States.
- Russian Federation (formerly part of the Soviet Union)
- United Kingdom.
- North Korea.
A Hydrogen bomb is way more powerful than a atomic bomb. Hydrogen bombs can get up to 50 megatons of TNT which is more than 5,000 times more powerful than a single atomic bomb. While an atom bomb gets it's energy from fission-or splitting of an atom a hydrogen bomb uses the fusion of atom.
- Such fusion weapons are generally referred to as thermonuclear weapons or more colloquially as hydrogen bombs (abbreviated as H-bombs), as they rely on fusion reactions between isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium). Thermonuclear bombs work by using the energy of a fission bomb to compress and heat fusion fuel.
- The bomb itself (unexploded) will emit minor amount of radiation from the uranium or plutonium trigger. Fusing hydrogen (or deuterium or tritium) doesn't produce radioactive fallout, but fissioning uranium does. So a higher yield from fission will produce more fallout, which will produce more radioactivity.
- But a hydrogen bomb has the potential to be 1,000 times more powerful than an atomic bomb, according to several nuclear experts. “A regular atomic bomb would still be devastating, but it would not do nearly as much damage as an H-bomb.” Hiroshima in ruins following the atomic bomb blast.
Updated: 2nd October 2019