A1_5 Atomising Death Ray

Peter Dodd, Alex Webb, Tomas Sukaitis, Martyn Bayliss, Fraser Kettle


This report examines the weapons commonly found in science fiction movies which are able to completely atomise a human being, leaving nothing visible behind. To atomise a human body, this report uses the approximation that every bond connecting their atoms must be broken simultaneously. The energy required from such a device is found to be ~3.75 GJ and it is found that it would require 11.06 mg of Deuterium-Tritium to undergo fusion to provide this energy. It is also found that targets will glow deep violet in the visible spectrum shot.

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