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Laboratories & facilities

The JRC's AMALIA laboratory carries out research on different materials in various aqueous environments under varying conditions, testing for general corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC).

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AMALIA

JRC laboratories dedicated to work in the food safety and quality area are equipped with state-of-the-art and high-performance instrumentation to match a wide range of analytical (chemical and biological) measurements.

These include a full range of spectrometric, chromatographic and hyphenated techniques.

Anticipating the growing need for robust and impartial research on rechargeable energy storage systems for normative and regulatory purposes, BESTEST has four experimental facilities.

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BESTEST
ESTO meteo tower
Comprehensive metrological solar resource data are essential for evaluating the results of the European Solar Test Installation (ESTI)'s outdoor exposure testing on PV modules.

The EURL ECVAM GLP Test Facility is responsible for the execution of validation studies that establish the reliability and relevance of in vitro methods suitable for regulatory safety assessment, and acts as a lead laboratory for studies conducted within the EU Network of Validation Laboratories (EU-NETVAL).

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EURL ECVAM GLP Test Facility

The JRC's European Crisis Management Laboratory carries out research across a diverse range of areas including intentional threats, natural disasters and health crises, using ICT focused solutions which integrate devices, applications, and crisis management related information sources.

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ECML
European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four new, state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of efficiency, hybrid exhaust emissions, electromagnetic compatibility, smart grids and battery testing. The European centre establishes a transatlantic bridge with its partner facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

 

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EU Interoperability Centre

The JRC's European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) carries out research in the area of improving safety in construction using a custom built reaction wall.

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ELSA

The JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory carries out research in the field of radar remote sensing and Radio Frequency compatibility.

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EMSL

The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials. EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a wide variety of radioactive and nuclear materials and a broad selection of equipment and measurement instruments. Indoors, one of the training areas simulates airport conditions, equipped with a pedestrian portal monitor and an x-ray conveyor.

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EUSECTRA

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