Analytical Methods for Nonproliferation

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Springer, Apr 4, 2016 - Science - 250 pages
This book is intended to be used as a textbook and research reference for the field of nuclear nonproliferation. The book is primarily technical and focussed on methods of detecting clandestine nuclear material that might be illicitly transported. The book also touches on nuclear forensics, i.e. methods for identification, attribution, and establishment of transport pathways for illicit nuclear material. Also covered are topics of methods used for arms control and treaty verification, and an assessment of technologies under development for all of the above. A description of the government and international agencies involved in nuclear terrorism prevention, nuclear safeguards, and arms control is also included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Nuclear Explosives
9
Signatures and Background
22
Detection Statistics
45
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
70
Nuclear Forensics
93
Nuclear Testing
107
Active Interrogation
141
Arms Control and Treaty Verification
193
Public Policy and Proliferation
214
Appendix AThe Treaty on the Nonproliferationof NuclearWeapons
229
Appendix BThe Atomic Energy Act
235
Appendix CThe Area Under the ROC Curvefor Gaussian Probability Distributions
237
Glossary
240
Index
247
Copyright

Advanced Detection Technologies
172

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