ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Don't forget to vote!
The 2021 ANS Election is open. This is your chance to help shape the future of your Society.
All ANS members were sent an email on February 22 with a unique username and password from Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS). If you did not receive this email or you do not have your election login information, please go to directvote.net/ANS, enter your email address that is on file with ANS, and your election login information will be emailed to you.
Joseph F. Pilat
Nuclear Technology | Volume 179 | Number 1 | July 2012 | Pages 31-34
Technical Paper | Special Issue on Safeguards / Fuel Cycle and Management | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NT179-31
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Proliferation resistance has been debated for decades. If international proliferation resistance is to be achieved, the approach will need to involve intrinsic (technological) and extrinsic (institutional) factors. Because there are no simple technological "fixes," extensive analyses and research and development are required to determine the effects of both factors on any proposed approaches for proliferation resistance, particularly their effectiveness, cost, and operational impacts. In support of this goal, a promising evaluation methodology has been developed and is being improved by the Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group of the Generation IV International Forum.