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The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) in the Agency`s safeguards measurement system activity in 1990

Technical Report:

Abstract

The IAEA applies Safeguards at the request of a Member State to whole or part of its nuclear materials. The verification of nuclear material accountability still constitutes the fundamental method of control, although sealing and surveillance procedures play an important complementary and increasing role in Safeguards. A small fraction of samples must still be analyzed at independent analytical laboratories using conventional Destructive Analytical (DA) methods of highest accuracy in order to verify that small potential biases in the declarations of the State are not masking protracted diversions of significant quantities of fissile materials. The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) is operated by the Agency`s Laboratories at Seibersdorf to provide to the Department of Safeguards and its inspectors such off-site Analytical Services, in collaboration with the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) of the Agency. In the last years SAL and the Safeguards DA Services have become more directly involved in the qualification and utilization of on-site analytical instrumentation such as K-edge X-Ray absorptiometers and quadrupole mass spectrometers. The nature and the origin of the samples analyzed, the measurements usually requested by the IAEA inspectors, the methods and the analytical techniques available at SAL and at the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) with  More>>
Publication Date:
May 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-AL-041
Reference Number:
SCA: 055001; 400101; PA: AIX-23:017587; SN: 92000661378
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1991
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; IAEA SAFEGUARDS; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; INSPECTION; ISOTOPE RATIO; MATERIAL BALANCE; ORGANIZING; PLUTONIUM; PROGRESS REPORT; QUALITY CONTROL; SPENT FUELS; VERIFICATION; 055001; 400101; TECHNICAL ASPECTS; ACTIVATION, NUCLEAR REACTION, RADIOMETRIC, AND RADIOCHEMICAL PROCEDURES
OSTI ID:
10118345
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Seibersdorf (Austria). Safeguards Analytical Lab.
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92616879; TRN: XA9230355017587
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
46 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Bagliano, G, Cappis, J, Deron, S, and Parus, J L. The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) in the Agency`s safeguards measurement system activity in 1990. IAEA: N. p., 1991. Web.
Bagliano, G, Cappis, J, Deron, S, & Parus, J L. The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) in the Agency`s safeguards measurement system activity in 1990. IAEA.
Bagliano, G, Cappis, J, Deron, S, and Parus, J L. 1991. "The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) in the Agency`s safeguards measurement system activity in 1990." IAEA.
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title = {The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) in the Agency`s safeguards measurement system activity in 1990}
author = {Bagliano, G, Cappis, J, Deron, S, and Parus, J L}
abstractNote = {The IAEA applies Safeguards at the request of a Member State to whole or part of its nuclear materials. The verification of nuclear material accountability still constitutes the fundamental method of control, although sealing and surveillance procedures play an important complementary and increasing role in Safeguards. A small fraction of samples must still be analyzed at independent analytical laboratories using conventional Destructive Analytical (DA) methods of highest accuracy in order to verify that small potential biases in the declarations of the State are not masking protracted diversions of significant quantities of fissile materials. The Safeguards Analytical Laboratory (SAL) is operated by the Agency`s Laboratories at Seibersdorf to provide to the Department of Safeguards and its inspectors such off-site Analytical Services, in collaboration with the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) of the Agency. In the last years SAL and the Safeguards DA Services have become more directly involved in the qualification and utilization of on-site analytical instrumentation such as K-edge X-Ray absorptiometers and quadrupole mass spectrometers. The nature and the origin of the samples analyzed, the measurements usually requested by the IAEA inspectors, the methods and the analytical techniques available at SAL and at the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) with the performances achieved during the past years are described and discussed in several documents. This report gives an evaluation compared with 1989 of the volume and the quality of the analyses reported in 1990 by SAL and by the NWAL in reply to requests of IAEA Safeguards inspectors. The reports summarizes also on-site DA developments and support provided by SAL to the Division of Safeguards Operation and special training courses to the IAEA Safeguards inspectors. 55 refs, 7 figs, 15 tabs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1991}
month = {May}
}