Untangling the signatures of smuggled nuclear materials from the radiation background created by shooting neutrons at suspected cargo is the task of U-M research team.
Nuclear nonproliferation: $1.9M to improve detection of weapons-grade material
Using lasers to measure uranium enrichment
Nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation would both benefit from a faster, easier way to measure what proportion of uranium atoms can split.
Nuclear nonproliferation: $25 million for new tech and developing the security workforce
Many nuclear engineers who work in national security are headed for retirement. This initiative helps make sure we don’t drop the baton.
Graphene ‘phototransistor’ for imaging, communications
New light-detecting device senses light that doesn’t hit the graphene itself.
Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar
Researchers have shown that a technique often used to identify chemicals at a distance could help sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple miles away.