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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
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Fusion Science and Technology
University of Florida–led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Kyle J. Cluff, Lynne A. Goodwin, Christopher E. Hamilton, Matthew N. Lee, John A. Oertel
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 2 | March 2018 | Pages 183-186
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1387453
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Differences in molecular mobility between polystyrene foam and Brij-78 wax results in vast differences in the 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) linewidth. This allows for the convenient determination of wax content in the polystyrene foam components of inertial confinement fusion targets via solid-state NMR. Contamination levels as low as 0.1% are easily recognized and quantified, and the detection limit is calculated to be 0.02% even when only 32 transients are recorded.