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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 315, Issue 2, pp 353–363 | Cite as

Overall approaches and experiences of first-time participants in the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group’s Fourth Collaborative Material Exercise (CMX-4)

  • Doris M. L. HoEmail author
  • Aubrey N. Nelwamondo
  • Ayako Okubo
  • Henrik Ramebäck
  • Kyuseok Song
  • Sun Ho Han
  • Jacobus J. Hancke
  • Stina Holmgren
  • Sofia Jonsson
  • Osamu Kataoka
  • Petra Lagerkvist
  • Chi-Gyu Lee
  • Sang Ho Lim
  • Jinkyu Park
  • Jong-Ho Park
  • Boon Kin Pong
  • Björn Sandström
  • Nobuo Shinohara
  • Angela H. J. Tan
  • Nobufumi Toda
  • Annika Tovedal
  • Anna Vesterlund
Article

Abstract

The Fourth Collaborative Material Exercise (CMX-4) of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) registered the largest participation for this exercise in nuclear forensics, with seven of the 17 laboratories participating for the first time. Each of the laboratories had their strategic role to play in its respective country, analyzing real-world samples using their in-house resources. The scenario was fictitious but was thoughtfully crafted to engage participants in nuclear forensic investigations. In this paper, participants from five of the first-time laboratories shared their individual experience in this exercise, from preparation to analysis of samples.

Keywords

CMX-4 new participants Novel approaches Nuclear forensics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors from DSO will like to acknowledge the following members in the radiochemistry team for their analytical support; Loo Howe Kiat, Lee Kah Meng, and Mak Jia Feng, and Eunice Sim for her guidance and support. The authors from KAERI would like to acknowledge Ms. Yang-Soon Park for her support in the measurement.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris M. L. Ho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aubrey N. Nelwamondo
    • 2
  • Ayako Okubo
    • 3
  • Henrik Ramebäck
    • 4
    • 6
  • Kyuseok Song
    • 5
  • Sun Ho Han
    • 5
  • Jacobus J. Hancke
    • 2
  • Stina Holmgren
    • 4
  • Sofia Jonsson
    • 4
  • Osamu Kataoka
    • 3
  • Petra Lagerkvist
    • 4
  • Chi-Gyu Lee
    • 5
  • Sang Ho Lim
    • 5
  • Jinkyu Park
    • 5
  • Jong-Ho Park
    • 5
  • Boon Kin Pong
    • 1
  • Björn Sandström
    • 4
  • Nobuo Shinohara
    • 3
  • Angela H. J. Tan
    • 1
  • Nobufumi Toda
    • 3
  • Annika Tovedal
    • 4
  • Anna Vesterlund
    • 4
  1. 1.DSO National LaboratoriesSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Nuclear Forensics ProgramSouth Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA)PretoriaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Japan Atomic Energy AgencyNakaJapan
  4. 4.Swedish Defence Research AgencyUmeaSweden
  5. 5.Nuclear Chemistry Research DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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