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Researchers there were helping design nuclear reactors to produce the plutonium needed to create an atomic bomb.Mathematician J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. was a Manhattan Project standout despite racism|Emily Conover|June 22, 2021|Science News
Within one piece of the sample, the scientists searched for a variety of plutonium called plutonium-244, which is produced by the r-process.
A smattering of plutonium atoms embedded in Earth’s crust are helping to resolve the origins of nature’s heaviest elements.
Scientists had long suspected that elements such as gold, silver and plutonium are born during supernovas, when stars explode.
The scientists can’t say if the plutonium they detected also came from those supernovas.
When my oldest child was a toddler, I treated illuminated screens like plutonium.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reactor has the potential to produce weapons grade plutonium.A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran's Bomb and Peace With the Palestinians|Nadav Eyal|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The reactor has the potential to produce weapon grade plutonium.A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran's Nuclear Bomb and Peace With Palestine|Nadav Eyal|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No one seems worried about 30 to 40 pounds of missing plutonium.Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing Saga Mirrors the Karen Silkwood Case|Richard Rashke|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But on his watch North Korea, the chief target of his ire, reprocessed enough plutonium to make six new nuclear weapons.U.N. Ambassador Designate Samantha Power’s Greatest Journalistic Hits|Caitlin Dickson|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I wonder if he mightn't have some idea of what else plutonium can be used for, beside generating power.
He also managed to convey King Orgzild's pleasure at having obtained the plutonium.
You see, the uranium or plutonium fission-bomb's been obsolete for over four hundred years.
Here was also a sacred cavern, styled by Strabo Plutonium, and Charonium; which sent up pestilential effluvia.
Rip went to it and examined the raw plutonium, being careful to keep the pieces widely separated.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin