Uranium enrichment has gained a lot of attention in recent years because of the possibility for diverting material from peaceful uses and of enriching uranium beyond acceptable limits. One of the safeguards challenges for uranium enrichment lies in accounting for material and preventing diversions through the enrichment process. In uranium enrichment, UF6 gas is fed […]
Radiation portal monitors are used around the world to detect the illegal transportation of radioactive material at border crossings and points of entry. These portal monitors utilize scintillating detectors composed of polyvinyl toluene (PVT) plastic to screen vehicles and cargo for gamma ray emissions that would indicate the presence of radioactive materials. Unfortunately, the PVT […]
Thorium is one of the earth’s most abundant heavy metals and is used in many nuclear applications, but it is often overlooked in studies of nuclear nonproliferation. Patrick O’Neal, a student with the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath, is looking to address that oversight. “Thorium, despite […]
NSSPI Faculty Fellow Dr. Shaheen Dewji currently has two graduate students from Turkey working on NSSPI mission-relevant projects in her RED2 research group. This article was written by the students about their work with Dr. Dewji.
How do we ensure that big events like the Superbowl, the Olympics, or even the weekly Aggie tailgate do not become the site of a nuclear terrorist attack? Student researchers under Dr. Craig Marianno in the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) have been working to identify and respond to many of […]