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Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics.

Croudace, I W*; Warwick, P E*; Reading, D G*; Russell, B C (2016) Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics. TRAC Trends Anal. Chem., 85. pp. 120-129.

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Abstract

The ability to efficiently identify potential radiological threats or actual radioactive assaults on society and the environment demands a sophisticated and dedicated infrastructure comprising specialised personnel, mobile and fixed laboratories and advanced analytical instrumentation. Most developed countries have such systems but ensuring a long-term and resilient capability is recognised as a perennial challenge. National government laboratories specialising in nuclear forensics play a key role in maintaining capability but these organisations continue to benefit significantly from interdisciplinary and innovative contributions derived from universities and other research institutions. This review provides an insight into the range of technologies used and also provides a broad overview of applied techniques and instrumentation that contribute to rapid screening and analysis in the context of nuclear forensics and radiological emergencies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ionising Radiation
Ionising Radiation > Radioactivity
Identification number/DOI: 10.1016/j.trac.2016.05.007
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7396

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