Now in its second edition, Nuclear Forensic Analysis provides a multidisciplinary reference for forensic scientists, analytical and nuclear chemists, and nuclear physicists in one convenient source. The authors focus particularly on the chemical, physical, and nuclear aspects associated with the production or interrogation of a radioactive sample.
Introduction. Physical Basis of Nuclear Forensic Science. Engineering Issues. Chemistry and Nuclear Forensic Science. Principles of Nuclear Explosive Devices and Debris Analysis. Chronometry. Techniques for Small Signatures. Collateral Forensic Indicators. Sample Matrices and Collection. Radiochemical Procedures. Inorganic/Isotopic Sample Preparation. Organic Sample Preparation. Extraordinary Sample Issues. Field Collection Kits. NDA Field Radioactivity Detection. Laboratory Analyses. Inferred Production Estimates. Materials Profiling. Source and Route Attribution. Forensic Investigation of a Highly Enriched Uranium Sample Interdicted in Bulgaria. Counterforensic Investigation of US Enrichment Plants. Nuclear Smuggling Hoax: D- Counterweight. Nuclear Smuggling Hoax: Sc Metal. Fatal "Cold Fusion" Explosion. Questioned Sample from the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Radioactive Pillow Shipment. Afghanistan Scam Specimens. Index.