Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material

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Nondestructive assay (NDA) of special nuclear material (SNM) involves a variety of measurement techniques, instruments, and nuclear materials. High-quality measurements require well-characterized SNM standards that represent the expected range of mass, chemical composition, and physical properties of the SNM to be measured. Due to the very limited commercial availability of NDA standards, facilities must usually produce their own standards, both to meet their specific measurement needs and to comply with existing regulations. This paper will describe the current extent to which NDA standards are commercially available. The authors will further describe the types of NDA standards used to calibrate and ... continued below

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Smith, H. A., Jr.; Stewart, J. E. & Ruhter, W. May 1997.

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Nondestructive assay (NDA) of special nuclear material (SNM) involves a variety of measurement techniques, instruments, and nuclear materials. High-quality measurements require well-characterized SNM standards that represent the expected range of mass, chemical composition, and physical properties of the SNM to be measured. Due to the very limited commercial availability of NDA standards, facilities must usually produce their own standards, both to meet their specific measurement needs and to comply with existing regulations. This paper will describe the current extent to which NDA standards are commercially available. The authors will further describe the types of NDA standards used to calibrate and verify the measurement techniques commonly used in the safeguards of SNM. Several types of NDA standards will be discussed in detail to illustrate the considerations that go into specifying and designing traceable, representative standards for materials accounting measurements.

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  • Russian international conference on nuclear material protection accounting and control, Obninsk (Russian Federation), 9-14 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE97005020
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-766
  • Report No.: CONF-970366--4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 475633
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687250

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Smith, H. A., Jr.; Stewart, J. E. & Ruhter, W. Design of standards for nondestructive assay of special nuclear material, article, May 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687250/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.