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Volume 123, 2016Heavy Ion Accelerator Symposium 2015: International Nuclear Structure Conference in Remembrance of George Dracoulis
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Nuclear Forensics using Gamma-ray Spectroscopy
Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
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Published online: 5 September 2016
Much of George Dracoulis’s research career was devoted to utilising gamma-ray spectroscopy in fundamental studies in nuclear physics. This same technology is useful in a wide range of applications in the area of nuclear forensics. Over the last several years, our research group has made use of both high- and low-resolution gamma-ray spectrometers to: identify the first sample of plutonium large enough to be weighed; determine the yield of the Trinity nuclear explosion; measure fission fragment yields as a function of target nucleus and neutron energy; and observe fallout in the U. S. from the Fukushima nuclear reactor accident.
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