Lab analysis reveals forensic signatures of nuclear material during international smuggling exercise

Dec. 17, 2020- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists received mock evidence, consisting of two uranium oxide (UO2) fuel pellets, as part of an international nuclear forensic exercise in support of a simulated nuclear smuggling investigation. The exercise was part of the CMX-5 Collaborative Materials Exercise organized by the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working...

Cold cases heat up through Lawrence Livermore approach to identifying remains

Oct. 10, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In an effort to identify the thousands of John/Jane Doe cold cases in the United States, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researcher and a team of international collaborators have found a multidisciplinary approach to identifying the remains of missing persons. Using "bomb pulse" radiocarbon analysis developed at Lawrence Livermore, combined with recently...

Rodgers garners award for nuclear forensics work

Feb. 23, 2012- 
Lab geophysicist Arthur Rodgers has received an award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for his work in nuclear forensics. A researcher in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division of the Physical & Life Sciences Directorate, Rodgers was named the "top contributor of the quarter" for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 (October-December 2011) for a forensic analysis...