The RADIANS team will conduct neutron and gamma measurements of Category I (high-attractiveness, weapon usable) special nuclear material (SNM) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) Device Assembly Facility (DAF) this summer.
They will be first-ever subcritical measurements of Cat I SNM at DAF conducted by a university. RADIANS will conduct these experiments in collaboration with its partners in the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC), including:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
- Purdue University
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC)
The measurements will enable RADIANS and CNEC students to analyze the properties of Cat I (weapon-usable) quantities of SNM.