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Target Audience

Individuals that perform, manage, or supervise NDA measurements. Auditors, regulators, and policy makers may also benefit from attending this course.


To provide the participant with the fundamental principles of generic nondestructive assay techniques and instrumentation used in accounting and control of nuclear materials and the ability to apply these concepts to the participant’s needs.


  • Fundamental principles of gamma-ray spectrometry
  • Uranium enrichment measurements with the enrichment meter technique
  • Transmission-corrected gamma-ray assay measurements of plutonium
  • Fundamental principles of neutron counting
  • Active neutron coincidence counting of uranium
  • Passive neutron coincidence counting of plutonium
  • Introduction to calorimetry for safeguards applications
  • NDA Equipment Covered: NaI, HLNC, AWCC, HPGe (optional)

Course Prerequisites

This course does not have any prerequisites. 


4.5 days

Course schedule

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Please do not plan to leave the course earlier than noon on Friday.

A schedule will be provided on the first day of the course. Coffee, tea, and water will be available during the morning and afternoon breaks. An option for attending a no-host lunch at the training site will be provided for all students. The anticipated cost for these lunches will be approximately $5-10/person. The money will be collected on the day the lunch is served.

We will be entering into the laboratory to perform some measurements. For safety purposes, please be sure to wear closed toe shoes.