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NSSPI research team develops methodology for tracing illegal nuclear material to source

February 4, 2016

Written by: Robert (Chris) Scoggins, Originally published on engineering.tamu.edu. Researchers at the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) in conjunction with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Professor Charles M. Folden III at the Cyclotron Institute, have developed a new method in nuclear forensics research to determine the reactor origins of weapons-grade plutonium. This methodology gives investigators and other government entities the ability to track the production source of black market nuclear materials, specificall...
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