Nuclear Security - Research - Nuclear Science and Engineering - Colorado School of Mines

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Nuclear Security

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Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons is essential to the long term sustainability of nuclear power.  Critical to this effort is the development of methods with which to protect, control, and account for nuclear materials at every point within the nuclear fuel cycle. Faculty in our program are working on technologies to detect nuclear materials hidden in luggage or shipping containers, to better inventory and store used nuclear fuel, and to enhance methods for detecting clandestine nuclear weapons tests.  Our faculty and research staff are also working on advanced nuclear fuel cycles that will limit the overall production of weapons useable material.

Work on Nuclear Security at The Colorado School of Mines is done in conjunction with collaborators at Los Alamos, Sandia, Idaho and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. 

Faculty and researchers

  • Jen Braley
  • Mark Deinert
  • Mark Jensen
  • Jeff King

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