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  • Main Title The U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards - Destructive Analysis


  • Author: Hoffheins,B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2008-07-13


  • English


  • Content Description: The U.S. Support Program (USSP) to IAEA Safeguards priority of destructive analysis is aimed at strengthening the IAEA's ability to use destructive analysis as a safeguards tool. IAEA inspectors bring back nuclear and environmental samples from inspections, which are first cataloged by the IAEA and then analyzed by a network of laboratories located in many Member States and the IAEA's own Safeguards Analytical Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria. Historically, the USSP was instrumental in introducing environmental sampling techniques to the IAEA in order to enhance its understanding of material processing activities conducted at nuclear facilities. The USSP has also worked with the IAEA to improve understanding of measurement uncertainty and measurement quality, incorporate new and improved analytical methods, and purchase analytical and computer equipment. Recent activities include a temporary increase in analysis of environmental samples using secondary ion mass spectrometry and provision of a cost-free expert to restore secondary ion mass spectroscopy laboratory functionality and to modernize the IAEA's Safeguards Analytical Laboratory Information System.


  • Keyword: Information Systems
  • Keyword: Iaea
  • Keyword: Computers
  • Keyword: Processing
  • Keyword: Safeguards
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Iaea Safeguards
  • Keyword: Member States
  • Keyword: Mass Spectroscopy
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Austria


  • Conference: INMM 49th Annual Meeting; Nashville, TN; 20080713 through 20080717


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: BNL--81293-2008-CP
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935197
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897101