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