Identification of High Confidence Nuclear Forensics Signatures
Results of a Coordinated Research Project and Related Research

IAEA TECDOC No. 1820

Subject Classification: 0600-Nuclear and Radiological Safety

English IAEA-TECDOC-1820; (ISBN:978-92-0-105617-7); 128 pp.; 57 figures; € 18.00; Date Published: 2017

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The results of a Coordinated Research Project and related research on the identification of high confidence nuclear forensic isotopic, chemical and physical data characteristics, or signatures, provides information on signatures that can help identify the origin and history of nuclear and other radioactive material encountered out of regulatory control. This research report compiles findings from investigations of materials obtained from throughout the nuclear fuel cycle to include radioactive sources. The report further provides recent results used to identify, analyse in the laboratory, predict and interpret these signatures relative to the requirements of a nuclear forensics examination. The report describes some of the controls on the incorporation and persistence of these signatures in these materials as well as their potential use in a national system of identification to include a national nuclear forensics library.

Radioactive Substances, Detection, Nuclear Forensics, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Radioactive Material, Coordinated Research Project, CRP, Nuclear Material, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Nuclear Forensic Signature, Candu Fuel, Data, History, Mining, Milling, Uranium, Measurement, Spent Fuels, Analysis, Nuclear Forensic Library, Trace, Investigation, Spectrometry, Radiometry, Provenancing

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