The December 2012 issue of Science & Technology Review is now online. This issue's cover story, "Positively Scintillating Neutral Particles Brighten Scientific Prospects," reports on experiments to detect rare neutral particle interactions and how this research is being applied to nonproliferation efforts. A highlight reports that plutonium pits in the U.S. nuclear stockpile are unlikely to compromise weapon performance for many more decades. Another highlight describes a new detector for analyzing NIF experiments. A final highlight describes how Livermore researchers have developed more user-friendly biological accelerator mass spectrometry.
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