Deployable, Automated Chemistry-on-a-Chip Platform for Nuclear Forensics

Narek Gharibyan | 19-ERD-016

Executive Summary

We are developing the technologies for an automated, deployable "chemistry-on-a-chip" platform for use in the field following a post-detonation nuclear event. This research will provide the post-detonation community with a unique capability for the fastest evaluation to date of fuel type (uranium and/or plutonium) associated with a nuclear explosion and will support national efforts in nuclear threat reduction.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Gharibyan, N., et. al. 2020. "3D Printed Microfluidic Supported Liquid Membrane Module for Radionuclide Separations." Journal of Membrane Science. LLNL-JRNL-805302