ORNL Supports the DNN University Consortiums

Detection and Characterization of Undeclared Irradiation Activities

Contact: Brian Ade
Email: adebj@ornl.gov
Phone: 865-574-6116

This project is a collaboration of five US institutions that seeks to dramatically advance the ability to infer reactor operation and plutonium inventories in nuclear fuels in support of the nonproliferation mission. The main project goal is to trace sample origin and estimate plutonium production using advanced measurements and inverse analysis. The goal will be obtained through improved inverse analyses, which is supported both by enhanced reactor modeling capability and advanced analytical chemistry.