JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 15 Oct 2015

    The partition of the total excitation energy of fission fragments at scission is a crucial quantity for the determination of e.g. prompt emission of neutrons.

  3. 22 Dec 2014

    The 3rd Neutron Resonance Analysis School was hosted at the EC-JRC-IRMM in Geel, Belgium from 15 to 19 December 2014. The school was organised within the FP7 project CHANDA (Solving Challenges in Nuclear Data for the Safety of European Nuclear Facilities), and in collaboration with the University of Manchester, IAEA, OECD/NEA and CEA.

  4. 25 Nov 2014

    JRC scientists developed a formalism to propagate both the correlated and uncorrelated uncertainty components of time-of-flight cross section data generated in the Geel site linear accelerator (GELINA) hosted by the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements.

  5. 16 Oct 2014

    The workshop THEORY-3 was jointly organised by JRC-IRMM and the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (NIPHNE) - Horia-Holubei, Bucharest, Romania. The workshop took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 16-18 September 2014. It is the third in a series of workshops financed within the JRC Enlargement and Integration programme.

  6. 3 Oct 2014

    In view of improving nuclear model calculations, the influence of prompt neutron and gamma-ray emission on even-odd effects in fission has been studied by JRC scientists in collaboration with the theoretical group of the Bucharest University.

  7. 29 Sep 2014

    Measurements on copper have been performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the EC-JRC. The results of these experiments have led to a new evaluation on 63,65Cu in the resolved resonance region with a more precise description of the neutron induced cross section.


  8. 25 Sep 2014

    After having completed successfully a complex measurement campaign on tungsten isotopes at GELINA, JRC scientists in collaboration with experts from other international organisations achieved the second phase with the analysis of the nuclear data and the resulting resonance parameters. A performance test of these data has been done and presented.

  9. 19 Sep 2014

    An important detriment of nuclear energy is the high level nuclear waste resulting from its production. High level nuclear waste is the fraction of spent nuclear fuel that has a very high radiotoxicity requiring effective containment for over 100 thousand years to protect the environment and public health.

  10. 3 Jun 2013

    JAEA delegates visited the nuclear facilities of the JRC-IRMM as part of the cooperation agreement between JAEA and EURATOM in the field of nuclear safeguards.