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Title: A Review of Global Radioxenon Background Research and Issues

Abstract

Among the most important problems for the world-wide nuclear explosion monitoring is the interference of naturally occurring and man-made radionuclides. The International Monitoring System (IMS) of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) frequently detects these interferences using sensitive radionuclide measurement equipment. We commonly refer to the presence of radionuclides that are relevant to the CTBT but do not originate from a nuclear explosion as “background”. Backgrounds are highest near the sources but are known to have regional and global effects on the IMS. This review paper summarizes much of the relevant work in the area of background and discusses issues of interest for nuclear explosion detection.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1605712
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-149506
Journal ID: ISSN 0033-4553
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Pure and Applied Geophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Pure and Applied Geophysics; Journal ID: ISSN 0033-4553
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CTBT; radioxenon; nuclear explosion.

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Bowyer, T. W. A Review of Global Radioxenon Background Research and Issues. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1007/s00024-020-02440-0.
Bowyer, T. W. A Review of Global Radioxenon Background Research and Issues. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-020-02440-0
Bowyer, T. W. Mon . "A Review of Global Radioxenon Background Research and Issues". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-020-02440-0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1605712.
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