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Title: Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract

The overview of this presentation is: (1) Introduction to nonproliferation efforts; (2) Scope of activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory; (3) Facilities for radioanalytical work at LANL; (4) Radiochemical characterization capabilities; and (5) Bulk chemical and materials analysis capabilities. Some conclusions are: (1) Analytical chemistry measurements on plutonium and uranium matrices are critical to numerous defense and non-defense programs including safeguards accountancy verification measurements; (2) Los Alamos National Laboratory operates capable actinide analytical chemistry and material science laboratories suitable for nuclear material forensic characterization; (3) Actinide analytical chemistry uses numerous means to validate and independently verify that measurement data quality objectives are met; and (4) Numerous LANL nuclear facilities support the nuclear material handling, preparation, and analysis capabilities necessary to evaluate samples containing nearly any mass of an actinide (attogram to kilogram levels).

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier:
1048822
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-23987
TRN: US1204308
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: US - Taiwan Nuclear Forensics Meeting ; 2012-08-13 - 2012-08-13 ; Taipei, Taiwan
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; ACTINIDES; CHEMISTRY; LANL; MATRICES; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PLUTONIUM; PROLIFERATION; SAFEGUARDS; URANIUM; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Podlesak, David W, Steiner, Robert E., Burns, Carol J., LaMont, Stephen P., and Tandon, Lav. Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Podlesak, David W, Steiner, Robert E., Burns, Carol J., LaMont, Stephen P., & Tandon, Lav. Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States.
Podlesak, David W, Steiner, Robert E., Burns, Carol J., LaMont, Stephen P., and Tandon, Lav. Thu . "Nuclear Forensics at Los Alamos National Laboratory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1048822.
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