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National Security Directorate

Signatures Science & Technology Division

PNNL maintains world-class laboratory capabilities in chemical, biological and physical sciences with more than 250 scientists and technical staff working on research and development critical to prevent and counter terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives measurement and materials characterization capabilities reside in seven of PNNL's major laboratory facilities where more than 200,000 square feet of space is dedicated to experimental work. Modeling, simulation, and advanced statistical treatment of measurement data are common themes throughout our daily research activities. PNNL stewards unique capabilities related to the following areas:

  • Chemical & Biological Signature Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Radiation Detection & Nuclear Sciences
  • Radiochemical Analysis
  • Analytical Chemistry of Nuclear Materials
  • Detection Systems
  • Nuclear Engineering and Analysis

Signatures Science and Technology

National Security Directorate

Technical Capabilities