Pioneering Stable Isotope Signatures of Nuclear Proliferation

Jennifer Matzel | 18-ERD-016

Executive Summary

We will detect and characterize stable isotope signatures in material created during the nuclear fuel-cycle process to provide new information about production processes beyond that determined through environmental sampling. Our research will address the threat of the spread of nuclear materials by developing new signatures of nuclear proliferation and improving our capability to assess activities at nuclear facilities.

Publications and Presentations

Rolison, J. M. and M. Druce. 2018. "Molybdenum Isotope Composition of Nuclear Materials: Methodology and Results from Uranium Ore Concentrates." American Nuclear Soc. Eleventh Intl. Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry, Kailua-Kona, HI, April, 2018. LLNL-ABS-743267.

Trappitsch, R., et al. 2018. "Resonance Ionization of Titanium: High Useful Yield and New Autoionizing States." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. doi: 10.1039/C8JA00269J. LLNL-JRNL-756574.