JRC News

  1. 31 Jul 2015

    The international community, acknowledging the growing concern for the security of nuclear and radioactive materials in an environment with increased terrorist threats and expanding trade, is deploying a large effort in developing, enhancing and upgrading their prevention, detection and response capabilities.

  2. 28 Jul 2015

    An important part of safeguards inspections is physical verification measurements at nuclear facilities. In this respect, JRC-IRMM supports these measurements i.e. through reference materials.

     

  3. 20 Jul 2015

    The severe forest fires that took hold in Greece on 17 July have been brought mostly under control following the EU’s immediate response to Greece’s activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on Friday afternoon.

  4. 20 Jul 2015

    JRC scientist Stefaan Pommé authored and co-authored 6 papers in a special issue of the journal Metrologia dealing with uncertainty in radioactivity measurements. The knowledge of uncertainty is crucial for the evaluation of the quality of measurement results.

  5. 17 Jul 2015

    On 16 July, in Brussels, JRC and the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA) formalised a collaboration to advance methodologies for testing traction batteries for electric vehicles. 

     

  6. 17 Jul 2015

    Beginning on the 16th of July 2015, will be the Karlsruhe Atomic days. Including presentations and discussions about the consequences of nuclear phase-out, the search for a repository and nuclear research in Germany.

  7. 16 Jul 2015

    The results of a recently carried out proficiency test (PT) on the analysis of trace elements in natural seawater demonstrated the challenges for laboratories because of low levels of trace elements and high salt concentration in the seawater. The use of proper standard analytical methods, such as ISO 17294-2, and sensitive techniques, notably coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was crucial to obtaining a good performance.

  8. 14 Jul 2015

    Which country pays its chemists and chemical engineers the highest salaries? Where can chemists find a new job quickest? Which chemical sub-discipline offers most jobs?

  9. 13 Jul 2015

    The JRC has launched a a survey designed to capture the state of play with regard to data management practices on the local, national and continental scales, as a follow-up to the 2014 ‘Citizen Science and Smart City Summit’.

  10. 10 Jul 2015

    JRC scientists have characterised and certified the mass concentration of the cancer marker beta-2-microglobulin as an additional parameter in the certified reference material for proteins in human serum. This work was done in close collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) for the standardisation of measurements of proteins.