Using spallation neutron sources for defense research

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Advanced characterization techniques and accelerated simulation are the cornerstones of the Energy Department`s science-based program to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and performance of the US nuclear deterrent in an era of no nuclear testing. Neutrons and protons provided by an accelerator-based facility have an important role to play in this program, impacting several of the key stockpile stewardship and management issues identified by the Department of Defense. Many of the techniques used for defense research at a spallation source have been used for many years for the basic research community, and to a lesser extent by industrial scientists. ... continued below

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Pynn, R.; Sterbenz, S.M. & Weinacht, D.J. December 31, 1996.

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Advanced characterization techniques and accelerated simulation are the cornerstones of the Energy Department`s science-based program to maintain confidence in the safety, reliability, and performance of the US nuclear deterrent in an era of no nuclear testing. Neutrons and protons provided by an accelerator-based facility have an important role to play in this program, impacting several of the key stockpile stewardship and management issues identified by the Department of Defense. Many of the techniques used for defense research at a spallation source have been used for many years for the basic research community, and to a lesser extent by industrial scientists. By providing access to a broad spectrum of researchers with different backgrounds, a spallation source such as the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center is able to promote synergistic interaction between defense, basic and industrial researchers. This broadens the scientific basis of the stockpile stewardship program in the short term and will provide spin-off to industrial and basic research in the longer term.

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  • Symposium on the Savannah River Accelerator project and complementary spallation neutron sources, Columbia, SC (United States), 14-15 May 1996

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  • Other: DE97001700
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3665
  • Report No.: CONF-9605223--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 441753
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675992

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Pynn, R.; Sterbenz, S.M. & Weinacht, D.J. Using spallation neutron sources for defense research, article, December 31, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675992/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.