This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Plutonium identification lab, ETUI Karlsruhe

Plutonium identification lab, ETUI Karlsruhe

T175/0100

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JURGEN SCRIBA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JURGEN SCRIBA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Identifying contraband nuclear material. View of a laboratory at the European Trans-Uranium Institute (ETUI), where the origin of contraband nuclear materials such as plutonium may be determined. In a glovebox, the sample is dissolved in a suitable solvent and diluted to a very low concentration. The sample is then placed in a glow discharge mass spectrometer (silver cylinder) which identifies impurities in the sample such as americium or gallium. The presence and quantity of such impurities acts as a 'signature' to the sample's country of origin, and may even identify the source production facility. The ETUI is in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}