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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Advanced nuclear to be a focus of reopened Arctic Energy Office
The Department of Energy has announced the reestablishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO), to be located on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The AEO was originally established in 2001 but failed to receive sufficient funding. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette had pledged to reopen the office by the close of the current federal fiscal year.
The focus of the AEO, according to the DOE, will include international cooperation on Arctic issues, research on methane hydrates, and the development of advanced microgrids and nuclear power systems, such as small modular reactors.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by NNPD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
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Statistical Errors in Doubles Count Rates with 252Cf and AmLi Active Interrogation Sources on Fresh MTR Research Reactor Fuel
Jay P. Joshi (University of Texas-Austin), Alexis C. Trahan (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Howard O. Menlove (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Martyn T. Swinhoe (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Babatunde J. Adigun (Los Alamos National Laboratory), William S. Charlton (University of Texas-Austin), Shoaib Usman (Missouri S&T)
Neutron Background Measurements in an Urban Environment
John Burkhardt (United States Naval Academy), Marshall Millett (United States Naval Academy), Eric R. Reddick (U. S. Naval Academy)
Neutron Activation Analysis and Material Characterization of Modern Urban Materials
Justin G. Phelps (University of Florida), Jyothierkumar Nimmagadda (University of Florida), Shangradhanva E. Vasith (University of Florida), Daniel Ospina (University of Florida), Marcus Benjamin (University of Florida), Mariia Stozhkova (University of Florida), Mustafa H. Siddiqi (University of Florida), Juan C. Nino (University of Florida), Michele V. Manuel (University of Florida), James E. Baciak (University of Florida)
Characterizing SNM by Applying Particle Swarm Optimization to Temporal Spectroscopy
Mitch Mannino (Oregon State University), Abi Farsoni (Oregon State University), Steven R. Reese (Oregon State University)
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