JRC News

  1. 9 Feb 2016

    JRC scientists contributed to an international expert panel to review the present status of understanding prompt fission neutron spectra of actinides and to provide significantly improved evaluations thereof, as well as the methodology used for generation of the data. This will provide a timely roadmap for future work in this field.

  2. 3 Feb 2016

    In close collaboration with Romanian nuclear research institutions, JRC scientists revealed the underlying importance of fragmentations that has to be considered in prompt emission calculations.

  3. 1 Feb 2016

    The scientific network, CELLAR (Collaboration of European Low-level underground Laboratories) in partnership with the JRC developed a new reference material (RM) for radionuclides measurements. This RM will assure the quality of low background radioactivity levels.

  4. 7 Jan 2016

    JRC scientists applied modern digital electronics to understand better the experimental data obtained at the JRC-Geel site Van de Graaff accelerator on 242Pu. The findings of this study are important to understanding the uncertainty of the fission cross section and the impact of nuclear data for new reactor systems.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.


  7. 16 Nov 2015

    In close collaboration with international nuclear research organisations, scientists from the JRC described a method to improve the analysis of cross section measurements at a cold neutron beam. This work is part of the JRC contribution to improve the accuracy of nuclear data, which are important for the development of innovative reactor systems.

  8. 29 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with Japanese research institutions, scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials (IRMM) investigated and applied several detectors to measure the very low activity levels of radionuclides from North Pacific seawater samples to understand the impact of the Fukushima incident.

  9. 28 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with several institutes from Member States (Belgium France, Germany) and Russia, scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM)  performed an experiment which had the aim to study neutron angular correlations in order to elucidate the neutron emission mechanisms in the fission process.

  10. 26 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with researchers from Romania the JRC- Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has obtained new results characterising the interaction of neutrons with lead. This was achieved using the electron linear accelerator (GELINA) of the JRC-IRMM.