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Accession Number DE13-1107143
Title Overview of Stockpile Stewardship Research at Los Alamos.
Publication Date Oct 2011
Media Count 68p
Personal Author S. J. Seestrom
Abstract Since 1992 the U.S. Nuclear deterrent has been maintained without nuclear testing. The science in the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) has enabled this change, which is an important step in reducing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The advances made in the SSP have allowed the U.S.Government to sign first the START, and recently the new Start treaty, which commit to significant reductions in the nuclear arsenals of the Unites States and Russia. I will discuss why science improvements are needed to accomplish this mission, and discuss the new experimental techniques that we are applying to the difficult scientific challenges of the SSP. Many of the advanced techniques are the direct result of previous basic science investments at Los Alamos. I will also discuss a set of new applications resulting from the capabilities developed for stockpile stewardship.
Keywords Arsenals
International laws
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nuclear deterrence
Nuclear weapons
United States

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 74H - Nuclear Warfare
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Los Alamos National Lab., NM.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1413
Contract Number DE-AC52-06NA25396

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