23 Nov 2015

The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff.

19 Nov 2015

JRC-IRMM developed and released the first fruit matrix reference material (IRMM-426 Wild Berries) certified for the two most important anthropogenic (man-made) radionuclides, 137Cs and 90Sr, and for the natural 40K. This reference material supports the precise measurement of radionuclides in agricultural products.

18 Nov 2015

Scientists of the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) determined the yields of a wet chemical precipitation method, applied for the conversion of triuranium octoxide (U3O8) into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4).

17 Nov 2015

In close collaboration with scientists from various European laboratories, JRC scientists produced better decay data of the long-lived radionuclide samarium(Sm)-151. This work contributes to an improved radiological characterisation of nuclear waste.


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