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not_morrison_rm, Jun 02 2019


       I am become NMRM, the horder of idea names.
theircompetitor, Jun 02 2019

       [-] mfd not an idea.
wjt, Jun 02 2019

       Shape charge in the bat to redirect the ball?   

       Now I am become hungry...mmmm... doughnuts...   

RayfordSteele, Jun 03 2019

       The idea of the shaped charges and the explosive lenses is to produce symmetric radial compression, not redirection ; the object is to produce a much smaller ball.   

       It is unlikely, despite the implication of the popular song, that this technique was ever used by or on any high ranking members of the NSDAP. If it had, Herr Heisenberg's research into nuclear fission might have produced more tangible results, as well as squeaky voices and a distinctive style of ambulation.
8th of 7, Jun 03 2019

       Comes with scratch and sniff patch of trinitite
not_morrison_rm, Jun 03 2019

       I wonder if the charge released by a single molecule exploding is actually lensed or vectored by the atoms or bits left and probably molecules in the local vicinity. But how would the molecules be patterned from that scale up?
wjt, Jun 03 2019

       <Considers relative difficulty of getting [wjt] to understand refraction of supersonic shock waves in explosive media, compared to teaching a dolphin to play a saxophone/>   

       <Orders bulk pack of saxophone reeds/>
8th of 7, Jun 03 2019

       So, the numbers, or models, will never start with one then? Not enough of a complex pop?
wjt, Jun 03 2019

       It depends on the level of granularity you're considering, and for the hydrodynamics of radial implosion that has to be pretty high.   

       Start with the bridge-wire detonator; that ignites a composition which in turn transfers energy to a primary explosive (1.1A) within the detonator body. Billions of molecules are already entrained, and the shock wave hasn't even propagated outside the detonator body as yet. Then that shock wave travels through the outer structure of the detonator (destroying it in the process) and comes into contact with the outer surface of the lens over a small but non-zero area (i.e. not a "point"), causing it to commence detonation. The shock wave then propagates radially (on a macroscopic scale) from that area, but on an atomic level it is already irregular and extremely complex, constantly changing in direction and velocity as it encounters boundaries within the crystalline (but non-homogenous) structure ...   


       "Don't worry about the fingering yet, just keep your head out of the water and concentrate on pursing your lips ... your lips ... watch, like this ... oh gods ...   

       <Opens third bottle of vodka this morning/>   

8th of 7, Jun 03 2019

       Wait, would this be Homer Simpson working on nuclear physics and such, or Oppenheimer slouched behind the nuclear powerstation control panel?
neutrinos_shadow, Jun 03 2019

       The latter would be much the better option; if ever there was a "safe pair of hands" into which the operation of a reactor could be entrusted, Robert Oppenheimer would be one of the safest, along with Enrico Fermi and the other pivotal Manhattan Project physicists.
8th of 7, Jun 04 2019

       //constantly changing in direction and velocity as it encounters boundaries//   

       So, yes to vectored, if you don't mind random vectors, and no to lensed, because the nano-engineering isn't there yet. Not that hard, was it?   

       Have you checked out that Southern Right on double bass?
pertinax, Jun 04 2019


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