Detecting Nuclear Warheads


In the absence of shielding, "ordinary" nuclear weapons-those containing kilogram quantities of ordinary weapon-grade (6 percent plutonium-240) plutonium or uranium238-can be detected by neutron or gamma counters at a distance of tens of meters. Objects such as missile canisters can be radiographed with high-energy x-rays to reveal the presence of the dense… (More)


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@inproceedings{Fetter2002DetectingNW, title={Detecting Nuclear Warheads}, author={Steve Fetter and Valery A. Frolov and Marvin E. Miller and Robert Mozley and Oleg F. Prilutsky and Stanislav N. Rodionov and Roald Z. Sagdeevb}, year={2002} }