Detection of Actinides via Nuclear Isomer De-Excitation
This dissertation discusses a data collection experiment within the Actinide Isomer Identification project (AID). The AID project is the investigation of an active interrogation technique that utilizes nuclear isomer production, with the goal of assisting in the interdiction of illicit nuclear materials. In an attempt to find and characterize isomers belonging to 235U and its fission fragments, a 232Th target was bombarded with a monoenergetic 6Li ion beam, operating at 45 MeV.
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NN2001000; TRN: US1100035
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- Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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- United States
- 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; URANIUM 235; DE-EXCITATION; DETECTION; FISSION FRAGMENTS; ION BEAMS; LITHIUM 6; THORIUM 232 TARGET; DATA ACQUISITION; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR MATERIALS DIVERSION; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS nuclear data; isomers; actinides; SNM detection
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