9 May 2006 Applying science and technology to combat WMD terrorism
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is developing and fielding advanced strategies that dramatically improve the nation's capabilities to prevent, prepare for, detect, and respond to terrorist use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The science, technology, and integrated systems we provide are informed by and developed with key partners and end users. LLNL's long-standing role as one of the two principle U.S. nuclear weapons design laboratories has led to significant resident expertise for health effects of exposure to radiation, radiation detection technologies, characterization of radioisotopes, and assessment and response capabilities for terrorist nuclear weapons use. This paper provides brief overviews of a number of technologies developed at LLNL that are being used to address national security needs to confront the growing threats of CBRNE terrorism.
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Craig R. Wuest, Craig R. Wuest, Roger W. Werne, Roger W. Werne, Billy W. Colston, Billy W. Colston, Christine L. Hartmann-Siantar, Christine L. Hartmann-Siantar, "Applying science and technology to combat WMD terrorism", Proc. SPIE 6203, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security II, 620302 (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669589; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669589

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