DOD Time-Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters

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Oct 6, 2017


DOD Defense Naval Surface Warfare Center NSWC Crane Division

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Time-Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters
Opportunity number  CRANBAA18-001

Though the mechanisms for the observed time dependence in nuclear decay parameters are not well understood, the importance of this work is twofold: 1.) the ability to account for noise sources associated with microelectronics in radiation environments, 2.) the exploration of new physical mechanisms that could lead to new detection technologies with significant impacts to DoD applications. NSWC Crane is interested in funding research to explore the existence of physical mechanisms of nuclear decay modulation.