Interviewing a Silent (Radioactive) Witness through Nuclear Forensic Analysis

Anal Chem. 2015 Dec 1;87(23):11605-10. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01623. Epub 2015 Sep 25.


Nuclear forensics is a relatively young discipline in science which aims at providing information on nuclear material of unknown origin. The determination of characteristic parameters through tailored analytical techniques enables establishing linkages to the material's processing history and hence provides hints on its place and date of production and on the intended use.

MeSH terms

  • Forensic Sciences*
  • Microscopy
  • Optical Phenomena
  • Plutonium / analysis*
  • Radioactivity
  • Uranium / analysis*


  • Uranium
  • Plutonium