The reference materials processing facility is home to the JRC's reference material programme with specialised laboratories used in the production of certified reference materials, element analysis, bio-safety research and material handling.
The JRC's Van de Graaff facility houses six experimental set-ups, and provides a stable neutron field for more than a week without interruption.
Acronym: Van de Graaff
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.