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Nuclear forensics provides information on nuclear material of unknown origin that has been intercepted during illicit trafficking or nuclear smuggling

Nuclear forensics is a relatively young discipline in science. It provides information on nuclear material of unknown origin that has been intercepted during illicit trafficking or nuclear smuggling. In the nuclear forensic laboratory, JRC scientists perform research on parameters called "signatures" or "fingerprints". These enable the identification of the material and tracing of its origin.

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