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Title: Overview of Accelerator Applications for Security and Defense

Particle accelerators play a key role in a broad set of defense and security applications including war-fighter and asset protection, cargo inspection, nonproliferation, materials characterization and stockpile stewardship. Accelerators can replace the high activity radioactive sources that pose a security threat for developing a radiological dispersal device and be used to produce isotopes for medical, industrial, and re-search purposes. Lastly, we present an overview of current and emerging accelerator technologies relevant to addressing the needs of defense and security.
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1793-6268; 606163
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 08; Journal ID: ISSN 1793-6268
World Scientific
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS National security; Particle accelerator; Security and defense; radiography; cargo screening; nuclear forensics; radiological source replacement; isotope production; high energy density physics; stockpile stewardship; nonproliferation