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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

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National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Seminar  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Speaker name: Mark Stoyer

Speaker Institution: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Title: Protecting America's Borders: National Nuclear Security Technology

Abstract: Currently, about 25 million cargo shipping containers enter the US every year compared with ~100 million international travelers at airports. These containers have a wide variety of cargo packed in a wide variety of configurations. As the Homeland Security website states The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with the critical task of securing the country from terrorists and their weapons while facilitating legitimate trade and travel, including the monitoring of what's in thousands of sea cargo containers as they pass through CBP screening. These containers must be inspected quickly and accurately, and without the business at each port grinding to a halt when they do so. This talk will primarily focus on some of the technologies used to screen these containers for illicit materials, including a discussion of where applied nuclear physics is extremely important. This work has been supported by the US Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, under competitively awarded contract/IAA HSHQDC-12-X-00341. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government. This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.

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Location: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory Seminar Room [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Contact: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
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