Untangling the signatures of smuggled nuclear materials from the radiation background created by shooting neutrons at suspected cargo is the task of U-M research team.
Nuclear nonproliferation: $1.9M to improve detection of weapons-grade material
Antineutrino detectors as nuclear security tools for monitoring reactors from a distance
NERS Ph.D. student Felicia Sutanto’s antineutrino detector research published in Physical Review C.
Nuclear nonproliferation: gamma-ray vision for ports and border crossings
The low-energy nuclear reaction could see through heavy containers hiding materials that could be turned into nuclear weapons.
NERS Professor Igor Jovanovic co-authors paper published in “Reviews of Modern Physics”
The paper assesses the current and projected readiness of various antineutrino-based monitoring technologies.
Major research initiatives fuel national discussions
Three major initiatives led by NERS faculty are shaping the future of nuclear energy, including safety, security and treaty verification.
Sara Pozzi featured in nuclear nonproliferation podcast
By Kate McAlpine Oregon State University’s “Engineering Out Loud” podcast tackles nuclear nonproliferation, discussing work funded through the $25 million Consortium for Verification Technology. Sara Pozzi, a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences and leader of that consortium, was interviewed about methods and technologies used to make sure that nuclear material earmarked for energy […]