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Title: Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise

Abstract

Low enriched uranium samples of unknown origin were analyzed by 16 laboratories in the context of a Collaborative Materials Exercise (CMX), organized by the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG). The purpose was to compare and prioritize nuclear forensic methods and techniques, and to evaluate attribution capabilities among participants. This paper gives a snapshot of the gamma spectrometric capabilities of the participating laboratories and summarizes the results achieved by gamma spectrometry.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4]
  1. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary)
  2. European Commission, Karlsruhe (Germany). Joint Research Centre
  3. Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goteborg (Sweden); Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umea (Sweden)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1430930
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-687463
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731; TRN: US1802767
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 315; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND RUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Nuclear forensics; nondestructive assay; gamma spectrometry; radiochronometry

Citation Formats

Lakosi, L., Zsigrai, J., Kocsonya, A., Nguyen, T. C., Rameback, H., Parsons-Moss, T., Gharibyan, N., and Moody, K. Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-017-5667-2.
Lakosi, L., Zsigrai, J., Kocsonya, A., Nguyen, T. C., Rameback, H., Parsons-Moss, T., Gharibyan, N., & Moody, K. Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-017-5667-2.
Lakosi, L., Zsigrai, J., Kocsonya, A., Nguyen, T. C., Rameback, H., Parsons-Moss, T., Gharibyan, N., and Moody, K. Fri . "Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-017-5667-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1430930.
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title = {Gamma spectrometry in the ITWG CMX-4 exercise},
author = {Lakosi, L. and Zsigrai, J. and Kocsonya, A. and Nguyen, T. C. and Rameback, H. and Parsons-Moss, T. and Gharibyan, N. and Moody, K.},
abstractNote = {Low enriched uranium samples of unknown origin were analyzed by 16 laboratories in the context of a Collaborative Materials Exercise (CMX), organized by the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG). The purpose was to compare and prioritize nuclear forensic methods and techniques, and to evaluate attribution capabilities among participants. This paper gives a snapshot of the gamma spectrometric capabilities of the participating laboratories and summarizes the results achieved by gamma spectrometry.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-017-5667-2},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 315,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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