Prevention, Detection and Response to Nuclear and Radiological Threats

  • Samuel Apikyan
  • David Diamond
  • Ralph Way
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Prevention

    1. Natividad Carpintero Santamaria
      Pages 3-9
    2. Guillermo Velarde
      Pages 11-17
    3. Roy A. Lindley, Joseph J. Adduci, Robert L. Johnson, Dave J. Lepoire
      Pages 47-55
    4. Veronique Berthou, Pascal Daures, Willem Janssens, Bent Pedersen, Paolo Peerani, Omer Cromboom et al.
      Pages 65-77
  3. Detection

    1. William H. Goldstein, Adam Bernstein, William W. Craig, Micah Johnson
      Pages 117-124
    2. A. V. Evsenin, I. Yu. Gorshkov, V. A. Kalinin, A. V. Kuznetsov, O. I. Osetrov, D. N. Vakhtin et al.
      Pages 125-140
    3. Luis Santiago Quindos Poncela, Carlos Sainz Fernandez, Ismael Fuente Merino, Jose Luis Arteche Garcia, Luis Quindos Lopez
      Pages 149-154
    4. V. V. Dmitrenko, S. E. Ulin, V. M. Grachev, K. F. Vlasik, Z. M. Uteshev, I. V. Chernysheva et al.
      Pages 155-172
    5. Alexander Bakalyarov, Maxim Karetnikov, Valentin Lebedev, Genrik Muradyan, Yuri Skorik, Nikolay Tupikin et al.
      Pages 173-181
  4. Response

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-308

About these proceedings


Since the end of the Cold War, the nuclear threats facing the world are dramatically evolving and have become even much more complex. However, the events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. The need to prevent, detect and respond to Nuclear/Radiological threats leads to many requirements that are not met by current scientific technologies and scientific communities.

For this concern now we are aware and recognize, the first, that no single institution (no single country) possesses all the required assets to address these complex problems. It will require the formation of international science and technology teams that combine multiple scientific disciplines and span from basic research to systems engineering and manufacturing; the second, that fundamental scientific challenges must be overcome to achieve new and improved technologies that effectively counter radiological and nuclear threats.

The primary goal of any counter-terrorism effort is to prevent an attack as early in the development stages as possible. Many current approaches employed to prevent a nuclear/radiological attack rely upon detection of materials. Another general category of threat reduction involves preventing acquisition or utilization of the materials. Therefore while the organizers and participants of this meeting recognize that the Nuclear/Radiological threats is extremely broad, we necessarily limited the scope of this NATO Advanced Research Workshop and the programme focused on science and technology challenges associated with our need to prevent, detect and respond to Nuclear/Radiological threats.

The book can serve as a tool for communicating the outcomes of the workshop not only to the multi-national scientific and technical communities engaged in combating nuclear/ radiological terrorism, but also to those working at governmental and policy levels whose actions affect the directions the science takes and how the technology is incorporated into country-specific national systems for combating nuclear/radiological terrorism.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel Apikyan
    • 1
  • David Diamond
    • 2
  • Ralph Way
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Science & Technology Center (ASTEC)Armenia
  2. 2.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  3. 3.Nuclear Regulatory CommissionUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6656-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6658-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
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