Techniques and methods in nuclear materials traceability

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The nonproliferation community is currently addressing concerns that the access to special nuclear materials may increase the illicit trafficking in weapons-usable materials from civil and/or weapons material stores and/or fuel cycles systems. Illicit nuclear traffic usually involves reduced quantities of nuclear materials perhaps as samplings of a potential protracted diversionary flow from sources to users. To counter illicit nuclear transactions requires the development of techniques and methods in nuclear material traceability as an important phase of a broad forensic analysis capability. This report discusses how isotopic signatures and correlation methods were applied to determine the origins of Highly Enriched Uranium ... continued below

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Persiani, P.J. August 1, 1996.

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The nonproliferation community is currently addressing concerns that the access to special nuclear materials may increase the illicit trafficking in weapons-usable materials from civil and/or weapons material stores and/or fuel cycles systems. Illicit nuclear traffic usually involves reduced quantities of nuclear materials perhaps as samplings of a potential protracted diversionary flow from sources to users. To counter illicit nuclear transactions requires the development of techniques and methods in nuclear material traceability as an important phase of a broad forensic analysis capability. This report discusses how isotopic signatures and correlation methods were applied to determine the origins of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) and Plutonium samples reported as illicit trafficking in nuclear materials.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013545

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  • 37. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Naples, FL (United States), 28 Jul - 1 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96013545
  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP--88909
  • Report No.: CONF-960767--25
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 371424
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676387

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Persiani, P.J. Techniques and methods in nuclear materials traceability, article, August 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676387/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.