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Title: Q-Spectroscopy

A new tool for rapid single-particle analysis in safeguards is described. This quantitative analysis tool has advantages over conventional methods for isotopic analysis of actinide-bearing samples. The method can be used to determine chemical age via 241Am/241Pu ''atomic clock''.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1170700
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-21340
TRN: US1600055
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear weapons and material security portfolio review - WMS 2015, Livermore, CA (United States), 17-19 Feb 2015; Related Information: PowerPoint presentation
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; PLUTONIUM 241; AMERICIUM 241; SPECTROSCOPY; SAFEGUARDS; ISOTOPE RATIO; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; AGE ESTIMATION; DETECTION