FY2010 Annual Report for the Actinide Isomer Detection Project

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This project seeks to identify a new signature for actinide element detection in active interrogation. This technique works by exciting and identifying long-lived nuclear excited states (isomers) in the actinide isotopes and/or primary fission products. Observation of isomers in the fission products will provide a signature for fissile material. For the actinide isomers, the decay time and energy of the isomeric state is unique to a particular isotope, providing an unambiguous signature for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). Future work will include a follow-up measurement scheduled for December 2010 at LBNL. Lessons learned from the July 2010 measurements will be incorporated ... continued below

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Warren, Glen A.; Francy, Christopher J.; Ressler, Jennifer J.; Erikson, Luke E.; Miller, Erin A. & Hatarik, R. January 1, 2011.

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  • Main Title: FY2010 Annual Report for the Actinide Isomer Detection Project
  • Series Title: Fiscal Year 2010

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This project seeks to identify a new signature for actinide element detection in active interrogation. This technique works by exciting and identifying long-lived nuclear excited states (isomers) in the actinide isotopes and/or primary fission products. Observation of isomers in the fission products will provide a signature for fissile material. For the actinide isomers, the decay time and energy of the isomeric state is unique to a particular isotope, providing an unambiguous signature for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). Future work will include a follow-up measurement scheduled for December 2010 at LBNL. Lessons learned from the July 2010 measurements will be incorporated into these new measurements. Analysis of both the July and December experiments will be completed in a few months. A research paper to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal will be drafted if the conclusions from the measurements warrant publication.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-20145
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1004504 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1004504
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc846674

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Warren, Glen A.; Francy, Christopher J.; Ressler, Jennifer J.; Erikson, Luke E.; Miller, Erin A. & Hatarik, R. FY2010 Annual Report for the Actinide Isomer Detection Project, report, January 1, 2011; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846674/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.