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Title: Nuclear Forensics. Chapter 18

Abstract

Whenever nuclear material is found out of regulatory control, questions on the origin of the material, on its intended use, and on hazards associated with the material need to be answered. Here, analytical and interpretational methodologies have been developed in order to exploit measurable material properties for gaining information on the history of the nuclear material. This area of research is referred to as nuclear forensic science or, in short, nuclear forensics.This chapter reviews the origins, types, and state-of-the-art of nuclear forensics; discusses the potential roles of nuclear forensics in supporting nuclear security; and examines what nuclear forensics can realistically achieve. Lastly, it also charts a path forward, pointing at potential applications of nuclear forensic methodologies in other areas.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE NA Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1454769
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002534
Resource Type:
Other
Journal Name:
The Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy
Additional Journal Information:
Related Information: Chapter 18 in The Routledge Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation and Policy, ed. by Joseph F. Pilat and Nathan E. Busch
Publisher:
Routledge Publications
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Mayer, Klaus, and Glaser, Alexander. Nuclear Forensics. Chapter 18. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.4324/9780203709528.
Mayer, Klaus, & Glaser, Alexander. Nuclear Forensics. Chapter 18. United States. doi:10.4324/9780203709528.
Mayer, Klaus, and Glaser, Alexander. Mon . "Nuclear Forensics. Chapter 18". United States. doi:10.4324/9780203709528. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454769.
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