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Title: Forensic radiochemistry of PUBLIC site inspection samples

Abstract

For the past two years, the Isotope Sciences Division (formerly Nuclear Chemistry) has been developing a program to extract forensic information from samples of plutonium or highly-enriched uranium. In the case of Pu, it is possible to determine the date of chemical separation, the date of its casting as metal, the enrichment of the uranium starting material, the length and perhaps other details (neutron spectrum and fluence) of reactor irradiation, the reprocessing technique, and clues to the identity of a specific facility. For enriched uranium, information is possible on the detailed timeline of material production, including the date of enrichment, whether the plant feed was formerly-irradiated uranium, the date of final purification, and facility-specific clues.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
26594
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-119658
ON: DE95008345; TRN: 95:002811
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Jan 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 40 CHEMISTRY; PLUTONIUM; RADIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS; HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; IRRADIATION; ENRICHMENT; REPROCESSING

Citation Formats

Moody, K J. Forensic radiochemistry of PUBLIC site inspection samples. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/26594.
Moody, K J. Forensic radiochemistry of PUBLIC site inspection samples. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/26594
Moody, K J. 1995. "Forensic radiochemistry of PUBLIC site inspection samples". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/26594. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/26594.
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abstractNote = {For the past two years, the Isotope Sciences Division (formerly Nuclear Chemistry) has been developing a program to extract forensic information from samples of plutonium or highly-enriched uranium. In the case of Pu, it is possible to determine the date of chemical separation, the date of its casting as metal, the enrichment of the uranium starting material, the length and perhaps other details (neutron spectrum and fluence) of reactor irradiation, the reprocessing technique, and clues to the identity of a specific facility. For enriched uranium, information is possible on the detailed timeline of material production, including the date of enrichment, whether the plant feed was formerly-irradiated uranium, the date of final purification, and facility-specific clues.},
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