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


    Acronym: EMSL
  3. The JRC's European Solar Test Installation carries out research on photovoltaic devices, and supports the EU in meeting its targets for renewable energy.


    Acronym: ESTI
  4. The JRC's Fuel Cell test facility is a state-of-the-art facility to support and facilitate the development and harmonisation of fuel cell testing procedures in transport and stationary applications in the EU.


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


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


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


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


  9. 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.


  10. The JRC's Thermal Electro-Magnetic Physical Equipment Stress Testing laboratory performs qualification tests on electronic equipment, which can be used for example in identification of animals and the traceability of animals and products.


    Acronym: TEMPEST