Title: Destructive Sample Analysis for Nuclear Safeguards
Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC46372
ISBN: 978-92-79-09741-6
URI: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LB3008665
DOI: 10.2788/95386
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The analysis of samples taken by safeguards inspectors for verification purposes can be carried out in different ways; various measurement techniques are available for carrying out these analyses. The different sample types arising from different categories of nuclear plants are presented. According to the material type and the analytical or the safeguards requirements, the measurement techniques have to be selected. A number of measurement techniques being applied for verification measurements and the most common analytical measurement techniques to detect traces of nuclear materials in samples collected in or/and around of a known or suspected facility are discussed. The importance of quality control tools is emphasized from the point of view of providing traceability and comparability of measurement results in fissile material accountancy and environmental sampling. Verification sample analysis activities are illustrated and examples of the use of reference materials and on measurement capabilities of laboratories performing safeguards analytical measurements are given.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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