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Title: Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers

Abstract

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 research 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.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132871
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NATIONAL SECURITY; NUCLEAR SAFEGUARD; NUCLEAR DETECTION; NEUTRON LASER; NEUTRON DETECTORS; SMUGGLING

Citation Formats

Favalli, Andrea, Swinhoe, Martyn, and Roark, Kevin. Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Favalli, Andrea, Swinhoe, Martyn, & Roark, Kevin. Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers. United States.
Favalli, Andrea, Swinhoe, Martyn, and Roark, Kevin. Mon . "Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132871.
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title = {Los Alamos Using Neutrons to Stop Nuclear Smugglers},
author = {Favalli, Andrea and Swinhoe, Martyn and Roark, Kevin},
abstractNote = {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 research 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
}

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