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Title: Active Interrogation of Sensitive Nuclear Material Using Laser Driven Neutron Beams

An investigation of the viability of a laser-driven neutron source for active interrogation is reported. The need is for a fast, movable, operationally safe neutron source which is energy tunable and has high-intensity, directional neutron production. Reasons for the choice of neutrons and lasers are set forth. Results from the interrogation of an enriched U sample are shown.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Technische Universitaet, Darmstadt (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179060
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-23312
TRN: US1600144
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Workshop on Physics of High Energy Density in Matter, Hirschegg (Austria), 25 Jan 2015
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE/LANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NEUTRON SOURCES; LASERS; ENRICHED URANIUM; TUNING; SAFEGUARDS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS POSSESSION; INSPECTION; CARGO; TRUCKS; DETECTION; PERFORMANCE