30 August 2022 – 1 September 2022
Nuclear Forensics is the examination of nuclear and other radioactive materials using analytical techniques to determine the origin and history of this material in the context of law enforcement investigations or the assessment of nuclear security vulnerabilities (definition of the International Atomic Energy Agency (iaea.org)).
In this Hands-on-Training, physical and chemical separation techniques are used to perform ultra-trace-analysis of radioactive material sampled in contaminated environments, e.g. after nuclear powerplant accidents.
This course is delivering basic understandings of sample preparation, analytical separation using auto- and electrodeposition, the use of scanning-electron-microscopes and ToF-SIMS measurements.