Nuclear Safeguards and Security
The Nuclear Physics Group within the Department of Physics at KTH in collaboration with SSM – The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, conducts research on the development and demonstration of novel multi-sensor, neutron and gamma-ray detection and imaging systems for applications in nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, nuclear security and related areas.
The project involves a new research focus area in applied nuclear physics for the combination of nuclear detection and imaging methodologies for enhanced sensitivity and sensitivity in characterizing nuclear materials in different environments. One of the tasks is to support the IAEA and the European commission in developing methods and techniques to enhance international safeguard methods focused on techniques for non-destructive analysis of nuclear materials. The results of these research efforts are used for both developing novel technologies as well as developing international regulations within the area of nuclear safeguards.