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Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics

Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics
Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics
The ability to efficiently identify potential radiological threats or actual radioactive assaults on society and the environment demands a sophisticated and dedicated infrastructure comprising specialised personnel, mobile and fixed laboratories and advanced analytical instrumentation. Most developed countries have such systems but ensuring a long-term and resilient capability is recognised as a perennial challenge. National government laboratories specialising in nuclear forensics play a key role in maintaining capability but these organisations continue to benefit significantly from interdisciplinary and innovative contributions derived from universities and other research institutions. This review provides an insight into the range of technologies used and also provides a broad overview of applied techniques and instrumentation that contribute to rapid screening and analysis in the context of nuclear forensics and radiological emergencies.
Homeland security, Nuclear forensics, Radiological emergencies, Rapid radioanalytical methods, Radioanalytical skills gaps, Universities as innovators, Trends in CBRN Measurements for safety and security
0165-9936
120-129
Croudace, Ian W.
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Warwick, Phillip E.
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Reading, David G.
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Russell, Benjamin C.
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Croudace, Ian W.
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Warwick, Phillip E.
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Russell, Benjamin C.
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Croudace, Ian W., Warwick, Phillip E., Reading, David G. and Russell, Benjamin C. (2016) Recent contributions to the rapid screening of radionuclides in emergency responses and nuclear forensics. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 85 (Part B), 120-129. (doi:10.1016/j.trac.2016.05.007).

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The ability to efficiently identify potential radiological threats or actual radioactive assaults on society and the environment demands a sophisticated and dedicated infrastructure comprising specialised personnel, mobile and fixed laboratories and advanced analytical instrumentation. Most developed countries have such systems but ensuring a long-term and resilient capability is recognised as a perennial challenge. National government laboratories specialising in nuclear forensics play a key role in maintaining capability but these organisations continue to benefit significantly from interdisciplinary and innovative contributions derived from universities and other research institutions. This review provides an insight into the range of technologies used and also provides a broad overview of applied techniques and instrumentation that contribute to rapid screening and analysis in the context of nuclear forensics and radiological emergencies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 May 2016
Published date: 1 December 2016
Additional Information: Special Issue: Trends in CBRN Measurements for safety and security
Keywords: Homeland security, Nuclear forensics, Radiological emergencies, Rapid radioanalytical methods, Radioanalytical skills gaps, Universities as innovators, Trends in CBRN Measurements for safety and security
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science, Geochemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 400925
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/400925
ISSN: 0165-9936
PURE UUID: 305ed8cc-3443-4c71-b4d6-b4ea1a36b326

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Date deposited: 29 Sep 2016 12:38
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 05:41

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Author: Ian W. Croudace
Author: Benjamin C. Russell

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