How does one determine the age of unknown nuclear material?

Project specs

Format

2D/3D

Contact

Greg Brennecka

Country

USA

Funding agency

Department of Energy, office of National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence

Length

03:00

Summary

If we want to know where unknown nuclear material originated, knowing when the material was produced is a huge help to investigators. This video takes a quick tour around the nuclear forensic toolbox with a focus on the concept of age dating nuclear material.