Laboratories & facilities

  1. The IRMM analytical laboratories are well equipped for carrying out demanding analytical tasks whether to solve a food related or an isotope measurement problem.


  2. The underground laboratory HADES carries out research on small amounts of radioactive substances.


    Acronym: HADES
  3. The JRC's linear electron accelerator facility (GELINA) is one of the best pulsed white spectrum neutron sources available in the world.


    Acronym: GELINA
  4. The JRC's radionuclide metrology laboratories carry out research on measurements of neutron-induced reactions and cross-section standards, and absolute measurements of radiation.


  5. The JRC has state-of-the-art storage facilities for use in the storage of reference materials.


  6. 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.


  7. The JRC produces and characterises a variety of targets for high-precision measurements of neutron-reaction data at the GELINA and Van de Graaff accelerators.


  8. 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