Title

Effects of Delaying Measurements of Concentration using Neutron Activation Analysis on Explosive Taggants

Abstract

A nuclear barcode has been proposed to identify taggants added to explosives, which encodes identifying information by adding a unique combination of taggant elements at different concentration levels. Testing was conducted on two single element solutions at three concentrations to determine minimum detection concentration levels. The effect of delaying the time to obtain measurements and its effect on uncertainty over approximately four half-lives (5 days) was tested on five 1 part per million holmium solutions.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Explosives; Uncertainty Analysis, Concentration Levels; Half Lives; Measurements Of; Single-Element Solutions; Taggants, Neutron Activation Analysis, Explosive; Holmium; Lanthanide, Analytic Method; Article; Chemical Parameters; Comparative Study; Concentration (Parameter); Electric Potential; Half Life Time; Identifiable Information; Irradiation; Linear System; Mathematical Computing; Measurement; Neutron Activation Analysis; Priority Journal; Time Factor

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0969-8043

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Feb 2020

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