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Title: Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers

Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have successfully demonstrated for the first time that laser-generated neutrons can be enlisted as a useful tool in the War on Terror. The international resemore »arch team used the short-pulse laser at Los Alamos's TRIDENT facility to generate a neutron beam with novel characteristics that interrogated a closed container to confirm the presence and quantity of nuclear material inside. The successful experiment paves the way for creation of a table-top-sized or truck-mounted neutron generator that could be installed at strategic locations worldwide to thwart smugglers trafficking in nuclear materials.« less
Title: Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers
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Publication Date: 2013-06-03
OSTI Identifier: 1132871
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION ; NATIONAL SECURITY ; NUCLEAR SAFEGUARD ; NUCLEAR DETECTION ; NEUTRON LASER ; NEUTRON DETECTORS ; SMUGGLING
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:42
System Entry Date: 2018-02-14