Countering Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism / Edition 1

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Sinc the dissolution of the Soviet Union the nuclear threats facing the world are complex and constantly evolving.This volume is structured to promote wide-ranging, multi-national exploration of critical technology needs and underlying scientific challenges to reducing the threat of nuclear/radiological terrorism; to illustrate through country-specific presentations how resulting technologies were used in national programs; and to outline the role of legal, policy and institutional frameworks in countering nuclear/radiological terrorism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402048975
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/17/2006
  • Series: Nato Security through Science Series B
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Planning for countering nuclear terrorism
Motivation and redirection : ratinale and achievements in the Russian closed nuclear cities 1
Implementation of the 8 July 2005 amendment to the convention on the physical protection of nuclear material 31
Nuclear material security needs in the 21[superscript st] century 47
Multi-attribute analysis of nuclear fuel cycle resistance to nuclear weapons proliferation 63
Key aspets on the non-proliferation measures 85
Security of radioactive materials for medical use 95
Ch. II Protecting nuclear power plants
On the importance of the security and safety of the reactor pressure vessel to external threats 105
Proliferation resistance features in nuclear reactor designs 111
The role of structural materials in the vulnerability of nuclear power plants 121
Ch. III Responding to nuclear terrorism
Combating radiological terrorism - a multi-faceted challenge 135
Estimation of inhalation radiation doses associated with a [superscript 90]Sr dirty bomb event 143
Status of the Rodos system for off-site emergency management after nuclear and radiological accidents 151
Decision making after the use of radiological dispersion devices 167
Use of the decision support system recass NT for antiterrorism actions 179
Mobile measurement facilities for the real-time interaction with the Recass NT system in antiterrorism actions 191
Ch. IV Radiation detection
Effects of tellurium precipitates on charge collection in CZT nuclear radiation detectors 199
Combined sensors for the detection, identification and monitoring of radiation sources 209
Experimental model of the device for detection of nuclear cycle materials by photoneutron technology 223
Instrumentation measurement and testing complex for detection and identification of radioactive materials using the emitted radiation
Using associated particle technique for detection of shielded nuclear materials (NM) detection of heavily shielded NM 255
Use of neutron based techniques in the control of illicit trafficking of fissile and explosive material 271
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