Nuclear Potential of the Human Race

Connor Thomas


The human body contains many elements and isotopes, some of which people may not realise can be found in the human body, such as uranium. Uranium has been used to create useful electrical energy and nuclear bombs, and this paper investigates the use of the human population as a source of the uranium and plutonium needed to create nuclear bombs. It was found that the average human contained  of U‑235, and concluded that whilst no bomb could be created using U-235, it would be possible to create 107 Pu-239 bombs using the U-238 found in the entire human race with a population of 7.43x109.


Physics; Biology; Nuclear Physics

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