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dc.contributor.authorEngel, Ezra M.
dc.contributor.authorDanagoulian, Areg
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T20:56:44Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T20:56:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-09
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/125198
dc.description.abstractArms control treaties are necessary to reduce the large stockpiles of the nuclear weapons that constitute one of the biggest dangers to the world. However, an impactful treaty hinges on effective inspection exercises to verify the participants’ compliance to the treaty terms. Such procedures would require verification of the authenticity of a warhead undergoing dismantlement. Previously proposed solutions lacked the combination of isotopic sensitivity and information security. Here we present the experimental feasibility proof of a technique that uses neutron induced nuclear resonances and is sensitive to the combination of isotopics and geometry. The information is physically encrypted to prevent the leakage of sensitive information. Our approach can significantly increase the trustworthiness of future arms control treaties while expanding their scope to include the verified dismantlement of nuclear warheads themselves.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Nuclear Security Administration (Award DE-NA0002534)en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1038/s41467-019-12386-0en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceNatureen_US
dc.titleA physically cryptographic warhead verification system using neutron induced nuclear resonancesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationEngel, Ezra M. and Areg Danagoulian. “A physically cryptographic warhead verification system using neutron induced nuclear resonances.” Nature Communications 10 (2019): 4433 © 2019 The Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.journalNature Communicationsen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-01-23T13:51:08Z
dspace.date.submission2020-01-23T13:51:10Z
mit.journal.volume10en_US


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