Scoping study of SNM detection and indentification for adjunct on-site treaty monitoring. Final report

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Following the fall of the Soviet Union, political pressure to negotiate meaningful nuclear arms agreements with Russia and the former soviet republics has increased. Anticipating the monitoring requirements of a future treaty for the decommissioning and disassembly of nuclear warheads presents opportunities to review existing monitoring technologies and to explore new methods to detect and analyze intrinsic radiation. Fully instrumented radiation-detection systems with a range of monitoring capabilities are available, but special-purpose instruments will still need to be developed to match increasing demands for high-confidence, low-intrusion monitoring in a specific scenario. As a guide to present capabilities in monitoring technologies, ... continued below

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Murray, W. S.; Morgado, R. E. & Frankle, C. M. July 1995.

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Following the fall of the Soviet Union, political pressure to negotiate meaningful nuclear arms agreements with Russia and the former soviet republics has increased. Anticipating the monitoring requirements of a future treaty for the decommissioning and disassembly of nuclear warheads presents opportunities to review existing monitoring technologies and to explore new methods to detect and analyze intrinsic radiation. Fully instrumented radiation-detection systems with a range of monitoring capabilities are available, but special-purpose instruments will still need to be developed to match increasing demands for high-confidence, low-intrusion monitoring in a specific scenario. As a guide to present capabilities in monitoring technologies, we have categorized their relevant attributes to detect and identify special nuclear material based on levels of confidence, intrusiveness, vulnerability, and other critical concerns. To add additional flexibility, we review emerging technologies and estimate the development time to bring them to operational status.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95016686

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  • Other: DE95016686
  • Report No.: LA--12990
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/93553 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 93553
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794858

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Murray, W. S.; Morgado, R. E. & Frankle, C. M. Scoping study of SNM detection and indentification for adjunct on-site treaty monitoring. Final report, report, July 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794858/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.