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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2013

SIPRI Yearbook 2013

X. Global stocks and production of fissile materials, 2012

Chapter:
6. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2013
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

Materials that can sustain an explosive fission chain reaction are essential for all types of nuclear explosives, from first-generation fission weapons to advanced thermonuclear weapons. The most common of these fissile materials are highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium of almost any isotopic composition. This section gives details of current stocks of HEU (table 6.10) and separated plutonium (table 6.11), including in weapons, and details of the current capacity to produce these materials (tables 6.12 and 6.13, respectively). The information in the tables is based on new estimates prepared for the Global Fissile Material Report 2012–2013.1

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "6. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199678433/sipri-9780199678433-div1-44.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 6. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2013: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199678433/sipri-9780199678433-div1-44.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "6. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2013: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199678433/sipri-9780199678433-div1-44.xml
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