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, Presentations, Etc.

Rolison, J., et al. 2019. "High-precision tungsten isotope compositions of uranium ore concentrates." Goldschmidt 2019, Barcelona, Spain, August 2019. LLNL-ABS-770546.

Rolison, J. and M. Druce. 2019. "Molybdenum isotope composition of uranium ore concentrate by double spike MC-ICP-MS." Applied Geochemistry, 103, 97–105. LLNL-JRNL-758218.

Savina, M., et al. 2019. "Spent nuclear fuel analysis by resonance ionization mass spectrometry." Goldschmidt 2019, Barcelona, Spain, August 2019.  LLNL-ABS-770548.

Singleton, M., et al. 2019. "Variation of oxygen isotopes in UO2 fuel pellets." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March/April 2019. LLNL-ABS-760466.

Weisman, I., et al. 2019. "Oxygen isotopes in uranium oxides measured by NanoSIMS: Refining a technique for nuclear forensics." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL, March/April 2019. LLNL-ABS-760610.