JRC News

  1. 15 Oct 2015

    Scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) re-characterised and issued new certificates for the entire series of uranium hexafluoride certified reference materials (IRMM-019 to IRMM-029). These CRMs represent a unique set of reference materials to be used in process control, nuclear material accountancy and safeguards verification measurements in enrichment plants

  2. 13 Oct 2015

    The JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) jointly organised with the JRC-Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) an inter-laboratory comparison (REIMEP-17) on the analysis of uranium and plutonium in synthetic dissolved spent nuclear fuel solution . The results demonstrated not only a satisfactory measurement capability of the participating laboratories but also the applicability of the target values for measurement uncertainties in safeguarding nuclear materials.

  3. 18 Aug 2015

    From the 27th June as part of the 300th Birthday of the City of Karlsruhe, EFFEKTE 2015 transforms the palace (schloss) gardens of Karlsruhe into a huge science experience where visitors can enjoy live experiments, demonstrations, science shows and a varied stage program. Taking part in the festival will be a variety of scientific institutions, municipal buildings, cultural institutions and retail stores hosting various events on the subject of science and research.


  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 7 Jul 2015

    This is the 20th annual meeting of the ITWG.  The working group was established in response to illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials in Europe in the early 1990s.  Since then, experts from more than 50 countries have participated in ITWG activities and supported the development and application of forensics techniques to illicit uses of nuclear and other radioactive material.

  7. 6 Jul 2015

    In close collaboration with scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Stephan Richter from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements examined the merits and limitations of  available mass spectrometric instrumentations for nuclear safeguards applications.

  8. 6 Jul 2015

    The Futuris programme (Euronews) offers the latest news on technical & scientific research projects across Europe; in a series of small video episodes and web reports. The latest in the series 'atomic detectives' explores the EUSECTRA facility at JRC-ITU and demonstrates the work of the scientists in combatting nuclear criminal activity.

  9. 17 Apr 2015

    To understand whether laboratories can accurately determine the date of the production of uranium, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a proficiency test through its specific inter-laboratory comparison programme REIMEP. The outcome of this exercise confirmed the participating laboratories' capability to perform this type of measurement.

  10. 20 Feb 2015

    Registration Now Open! - Every two years the JRC-ITU organises Summer Schools on Actinide Science at its laboratories in Karlsruhe. Young researchers from all over the world have participated in lectures, laboratory visits and demonstrations. The 8th Summer School will be held from the 15th to the 19th of June 2015.