JRC News

  1. 16 Jun 2016

    In close collaboration with the Swedish University of Chalmers, JRC scientists investigated prompt fission gamma-ray spectra from plutonium isotopes to reduce statistical uncertainties on the model parameters.

  2. 13 Jun 2016

    Scientists from the JRC and the University of Bucharest propose a new approach for modelling the local  even-odd effect based on the number of configurations in a nucleus undergoing fission.

  3. 7 Jun 2016

    The study was carried out with a team of researchers from two Japanese Universities, following a campaign of sampling and measuring anthropogenic radionuclides in the North Pacific.

  4. 3 Jun 2016

    The new certified reference materials (CRMs) will improve the reliability of measuring enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels.

  5. 1 Jun 2016

    The European Commission presented its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

  6. 30 May 2016

    This year's open day was celebrated in parallel with the Commission open day in Brussels, where thousands also visited the JRC stand.

  7. 27 May 2016

    Scientists from 11 research organisations – including the JRC -  have demonstrated the quality and applicability of whole water reference materials for the determination of organic contaminants in natural waters. This work is supporting the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive.

  8. 18 May 2016

    A team of scientists from five European universities and the JRC have shown that a conversion of particle size data (obtained by analysing a particular sample of nanoparticles with different methods) to a 'mass equivalent diameter' can improve the consistency and comparability of such data.

  9. 11 May 2016

    JRC scientists organised a proficiency test for the determination of 12 trace elements in seawater for 46 laboratories from 26 different countries. The results showed that analysis of low concentration levels of the trace elements combined with the high saline content of seawater is challenging for a significant number of laboratories.

  10. 15 Apr 2016

    Highlights include the launch of the European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy, opening of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre and the launch of the European Interoperability Laboratory for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids.