Debris Particles resulting from the Chinese Nuclear Bomb Test

Abstract

ON October 16, 1964, at 1500 h the Chinese exploded a nuclear weapon bomb (Hsinhua News Agency, October 17, 1964) at a test site near Lop Nor in Takla Makan in Sing Kiang. On October 27 the first debris appeared in Swedish ground-air samples. Scarcely any detectable fission product activity appeared in high-altitude air samples1. The background, emanating principally from the Russian test series in the autumn 1962, was then already very weak and did not interfere.

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SISEFSKY, J. Debris Particles resulting from the Chinese Nuclear Bomb Test. Nature 206, 1140–1141 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1038/2061140a0

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