For this IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP), Australia (ANSTO and Flinders University) investigated various nuclear forensic signatures in material from the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Australia has a particular interest in uranium ores and uranium ore concentrates (UOCs); it possesses the world’s largest easily minable resources of uranium bearing ore and is the world’s third-ranking producer of UOC, behind Kazakhstan and Canada. As a radioactive powder and the starting material for production of nuclear fuel, UOC is of high interest for nuclear forensics.
|Place of Publication||Vienna|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Keegan, E., Wotherspoon, A., Stopic, A., Bennett, J., Ditcham, T., Popelka-Filcoff, R., Lenehan, C., & Kirkbride, P. (2017). Investigation of various signatures and their application to the provenancing of materials at the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. (IAEA-TECDOC-1820; No. 1820). IAEA. http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/12231/Identification-of-High-Confidence-Nuclear-Forensics-Signatures