Technical Session 3B: Nuclear Forensic Science: Synergies with Other Disciplines I
- M. Nizamska (Bulgaria)
- I. Roger (INTERPOL)
11. Analytical Capabilities of the V.G. Khlopin Radium Institute in View of Nuclear Forensics Challenges
Dr Y. Panteleev (Russian Federation)
7/9/14, 9:00 AM
The V. G. Khlopin Radium Institute is Russia's leading organization providing technical services in radiochemistry to the nuclear industry. Its activities include research and development, analytical laboratory services, environmental investigations, waste treatment engineering, accident response, and production of specialized nuclear materials such as radioisotopes, isotopic standards,...
Mr P. Thompson (United Kingdom)
7/9/14, 9:20 AM
In the early 1990’s when radioactive material began to feature in legal proceedings following its interception by Government Agencies there was a requirement for analysis of the material to support the judicial process. This requirement went on to grow into what is now commonly known as Nuclear Forensic Science. Since the discovery of radioactivity at the close of the 19th Century the...
Dr K. Grabowski (United States of America)
7/9/14, 9:40 AM
Mass spectrometry of particulate samples by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is a very useful tool for nuclear forensics. However, there are limitations from interferences caused by molecular species, such as 238U1H while measuring 239Pu. These interferences (> 104 M/ΔM) can exceed the resolving power of SIMS. Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) is capable of eliminating such...
Mr F. Pointurier (France)
7/9/14, 10:00 AM
Thanks to its ability to carry out structural identification of small-size objects [1-4], Micro-Raman spectrometry (MRS) is a potentially interesting tool for nuclear forensics. Moreover, although uranium compounds are difficult to analyze by MRS because of intense coloration and fluorescence, laser-induced sample heating, and complexity of the U–O system, specific Raman bands for the major...
Mrs E. Granovskaya (State Research Center – Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Russian Federation)
7/9/14, 10:20 AM
Radiation accidents with fatal and non-fatal outcomes are hard to investigate. Results of forensic medical analyses are important and sometimes crucial to establish details of the accident. Based on them, the experts can substantially assist in the investigation: help to formulate possible versions and determine further investigative leads. In case of internal irradiation the following...