Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security

Civil nuclear power, currently supplying fourteen percent of the world’s electricity, triggers concerns because of its technical connection with nuclear weapons. Moreover, a civil nuclear program lives under the threat of sabotage or the theft of fissile or radioactive materials. Managing these nuclear risks requires exploring how a civil nuclear program affects states’ proliferation risk and organizational culture since nuclear expansion will continue in many developing countries despite the Fukushima accident. To reduce proliferation risks and increase the benefits from nuclear power, it is worthwhile to explore how the civil nuclear program influences nuclear nonproliferation.

On-going projects : LIBS-based Real Time Nuclear Forensics Technology

Material Profiling for Nuclear Safeguards and Forensics Analysis

Project Description : Nuclear fuel cycle options are closely related to technical and institutional barriers to nuclear proliferation. Ensuring nuclear nonproliferation requires reliable safeguards techniques for nuclear materials. Also, nuclear and radiological crime scene needs fast and accurate nuclear forensics analysis for material profiling. In addition, we pursue an interdisciplinary research of technology with the careful attention of its policy implications

Fuel Cycle Policy for Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security

Project Description : This study aims at finding the correlation between the success of civilian nuclear power and the status of nonproliferation. In addition, fuel cycle options are closely related to technical and institutional barriers to nuclear proliferation. We are particularly interested in trade-offs between clean waste management and high proliferation risk associated with many fuel cycle options.

On-going projects : -

291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141,

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Department of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering, Republic of KOREA

 

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