Scientists at Princeton University and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are developing a process to verify that nuclear weapons to be dismantled or removed from deployment contain true warheads.
"...It would be a powerful argument to show that in principle, and even in real experiments, you can build a system that never measures any properties of objects but still verifies that they are identical to one another, and can achieve this to whatever level of accuracy is required." Alex Glaser
In the lab down the hall from Bruce Koel's new office, the temperature is about to go up over 11 million degrees Centigrade in a hot tub-sized chamber that cradles the energy of a burning star.
Princeton Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Bruce Koel is working with scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab to apply the science of surface chemistry to solving one of the biggest obstacles facing fusion: how to keep the fusion reaction burning for long periods.