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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

X. Global stocks and production of fissile materials

Chapter:
6 World Nuclear Forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2014
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, Vitaly Fedchenko

Materials that can sustain an explosive fission chain reaction are essential for all types of nuclear explosive, from first-generation fission weapons to advanced thermonuclear weapons. The most common of these fissile materials are highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium. This section gives details of current stocks of HEU (table 6.11) and separated plutonium (table 6.12), including in weapons, and details of the current capacity to produce these materials (tables 6.13 and 6.14, respectively). The information in the tables is based on Global Fissile Material Report 2013.1

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Vitaly Fedchenko. "6 World Nuclear Forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-7-div1-11.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., Kristensen, H., Patton Schell, P., Glaser, A., Mian, Z., & Fedchenko, V. (2016). 6 World Nuclear Forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-7-div1-11.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., Hans M. Kristensen, Phillip Patton Schell, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Vitaly Fedchenko. "6 World Nuclear Forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-7-div1-11.xml
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