RADIANS conducts subcritical experiments at Nevada Test Site

This week (June 29 – July 2) RADIANS conducted the first-ever university-led experiments at the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) in the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS – formerly Nevada Test Site).
The experiments were supported by the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC), led by NC State University.
CNEC students and faculty conducted neutron and gamma measurements of Category I weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium.  The data collected will be used by the Consortium to advance research in detection, identification, and characterization of special nuclear material (SNM).  It will also be used to develop new Consortium courses on the analysis of SNM.
The CNEC university participants included:
The experiments were made possible by Los Alamos National Laboratory staff: Jesson Hutchinson, Donnette Lewis, Kenny Valdez, Leonard Trujillo, Mark Smith-Nelson, Mark Mitchell, Clemente Garcia, and Jeff Favorite.