This book provides a primary reference source for nuclear forensic science, including the vastly disciplinary nature of the overall endeavor for questioned weapons of mass-destruction specimens. Nothing like this exists even in the classified material. For the first time, the fundamental principles of radioforensic analysis, all pertinent protocols

chapter 1|16 pages


chapter 2|72 pages

Physical Basis of Nuclear Forensic Science

chapter 3|86 pages

Engineering Issues

chapter 4|18 pages

Chemistry and Nuclear Forensic Science

chapter 5|14 pages

Principles of Nuclear Explosive Devices

chapter 6|34 pages


chapter 7|40 pages

Techniques for Small Signatures

chapter 8|10 pages

Collateral Forensic Indicators

chapter 9|8 pages

Sample Matrices and Collection

chapter 10|12 pages

Radiochemical Procedures

chapter 11|6 pages

Inorganic/Isotopic Sample Preparation

chapter 12|4 pages

Organic Sample Preparation

part 13|2 pages

Extraordinary Sample Issues

chapter 14|4 pages

Field Collection Kits

chapter 15|8 pages

NDA Field Radioactivity Detection

chapter 16|32 pages

Laboratory Analyses

chapter 17|10 pages

Inferred Production Estimates

chapter 18|6 pages

Materials Fingerprinting

chapter 19|18 pages

Source and Route Attribution

part 23|2 pages

Nuclear Smuggling Hoax — Sc Metal