Issue Date: March 28, 2016 | Web Date: March 24, 2016
New model could help detect illicit nuclear tests
Scientists have improved their ability to detect underground nuclear explosions set off by rogue nations, a development sure to be of interest next week, when the Nuclear Security Summit kicks off its 2016 meeting in Washington D.C.
A team led by Charles R. Carrigan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used field experiments to build a new, complex model that predicts isotopic ratios of noble gases that would be released from such explosions . . .
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