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Title: Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material

Abstract

Nondestructive assay (NDA) of special nuclear material (SNM) involves a variety of measurement techniques, instruments, and nuclear materials. High-quality measurements require well-characterized SNM standards that represent the expected range of mass, chemical composition, and physical properties of the SNM to be measured. Due to the very limited commercial availability of NDA standards, facilities must usually produce their own standards, both to meet their specific measurement needs and to comply with existing regulations. This paper will describe the current extent to which NDA standards are commercially available. The authors will further describe the types of NDA standards used to calibrate and verify the measurement techniques commonly used in the safeguards of SNM. Several types of NDA standards will be discussed in detail to illustrate the considerations that go into specifying and designing traceable, representative standards for materials accounting measurements.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
475633
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-97-766; CONF-970366-4
ON: DE97005020; TRN: 97:010445
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Russian international conference on nuclear material protection accounting and control, Obninsk (Russian Federation), 9-14 Mar 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; CALIBRATION STANDARDS; DESIGN; FISSILE MATERIALS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; RADIATION MONITORING

Citation Formats

Smith, H.A. Jr., Stewart, J.E., and Ruhter W. Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Smith, H.A. Jr., Stewart, J.E., & Ruhter W. Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material. United States.
Smith, H.A. Jr., Stewart, J.E., and Ruhter W. Thu . "Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/475633.
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abstractNote = {Nondestructive assay (NDA) of special nuclear material (SNM) involves a variety of measurement techniques, instruments, and nuclear materials. High-quality measurements require well-characterized SNM standards that represent the expected range of mass, chemical composition, and physical properties of the SNM to be measured. Due to the very limited commercial availability of NDA standards, facilities must usually produce their own standards, both to meet their specific measurement needs and to comply with existing regulations. This paper will describe the current extent to which NDA standards are commercially available. The authors will further describe the types of NDA standards used to calibrate and verify the measurement techniques commonly used in the safeguards of SNM. Several types of NDA standards will be discussed in detail to illustrate the considerations that go into specifying and designing traceable, representative standards for materials accounting measurements.},
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year = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1997},
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