Actinides AMS for nuclear safeguards and related applications

  title={Actinides AMS for nuclear safeguards and related applications},
  author={Michael Hotchkis and David P Child and Benjamin Zorko},
Abstract The nuclear safeguards system which is used to monitor compliance with the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty relies to a significant degree on the analysis of environmental samples. Undeclared nuclear activities can be detected through determination of the isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium in such samples. It is necessary to be able to measure plutonium at the femtogram level in this application, and measure the full suite of uranium isotopes (233–238U) where the total uranium… CONTINUE READING