Search

How to create queries in the free text search:

  • Add double quotes around a group of words to search for pages containing that group (e.g. "fuel cells")
  • AND (or &&):  wind AND "solar panels" returns pages containing both "wind" and "solar panels".
  • OR (or a space): wind "solar panels" returns pages containing wind or "solar panels".
  • NOT (or !): solar NOT "solar panels" returns pages containing solar but not "solar panels".
  • Use the various filters (left column) to refine or reset your search.
  1. Nuclear safeguards and security

    Nuclear safeguards are measures to verify that states do not use nuclear materials to develop weapons and that they respect their obligations under international non-proliferation treaties. The development and implementation of safeguards and other nuclea ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Combating illicit trafficking

    There is strong public support for nuclear security activities due to concerns about nuclear arms proliferation and the threat of nuclear terrorism, which is associated with illicit trafficking of nuclear material. The EU invests significant resources in ...

    01 September 2015

  3. Metrological tools for safeguard activities

    The JRC organises interlaboratory comparisons for conformity assessment for the IAEA Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) and other laboratories in the field. These quality control programmes are under the accredited aim at the analysis of uranium an ...

    01 September 2015

  4. Non-proliferation

    Information collection and analysis of proliferation concerns play an increasing role in nuclear security in general and in nuclear safeguards in particular. The JRC considers different types of information to deal with security threats, mainly at nationa ...

    01 September 2015

  5. Nuclear safeguards

    Research and development activities are performed at the JRC to provide efficient and effective technologies to ensure that current and future nuclear fuel systems can be properly safeguarded and the EU obligations under non-proliferation treaties are met ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Risk Mitigation Strategies for Critical Infrastructures Based on Graph Centrality Analysis

    Dependency risk graphs have been proposed as a tool for analyzing cascading failures due to critical infrastructure dependency chains. However, dependency chain analysis is not by itself adequate to develop an efficient risk mitigation strategy – one that ...

    19 August 2015

  7. Understanding nuclear trade: data sources and tools

    Over the last few years, a growing concern developed around the trade of equipment designed for nuclear use and nuclear-related dual-use items that may be diverted to non-peaceful uses. Trade data sources and tools presented hereafter can enhance understa ...

    26 October 2011

  8. Single-Electron Uranyl Reduction by a Rare-Earth Cation

    Reducing the irreducible. Incorporation of a lanthanide cation into the bottom coordination pocket of a uranyl Pacman complex results in single electron reduction to form stable pentavalent uranyl-lanthanide complexes with uranyl-oxo-lanthanide bonds. ARN ...

    26 October 2011

  9. Urania Vapor Composition at Very High Temperatures

    Due to the chemically unstable nature of uranium dioxide its vapor composition at very high temperatures is, presently, not sufficiently studied though more experimental knowledge is needed for risk assessment of nuclear reactors. We used laser vaporizati ...

    27 October 2011

  10. Report on the Workshop on Measurements of Impurities in Uranium ESARDA Working Group on Standards and Techniques for Destructive Analisis

    The ESARDA Working Group on Standards and Techniques for Destructive Analysis (WG DA) organised a Workshop on 16 and 17 March 2009 at the Joint Research Centre Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) on MEASUREMENTS OF IMPURITIES IN URANIUM SAMPLES in o ...

    17 April 2012

  11. ESARDA Bulletin n° 46

    Table of Content issue n° 46 ESARDA News The European Commission Cooperative Support Programme: 30 Years of Activities J. G. M. Gonçalves, S. Abousahl, Y. Aregbe, W. Janssens and K. Lützenkirchen New Member: URENCO Tim Korbmacher Peer reviewed section He- ...

    19 April 2012

  12. Proceedings of ESARDA 33rd Annual Meeting- Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Budapest, Hungary, 16-20 May 2011

    33rd ESARDA Symposium was a great success attended by over 240 international participants. The event was hosted by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Agency, and chaired by Dr. K. Horvath, ESARDA President for the period 2011-2012. This CD-Rom contains the sympo ...

    28 April 2012

  13. COMPUCEA 2nd generation performance evaluation

    COMPUCEA (Combined Procedure for Uranium Concentration and Enrichment Assay) is used for on-site analytical measurements in support of joint Euratom-IAEA inspections during physical inventory verification (PIV) campaigns in European Low-Enriched Uranium ( ...

    23 May 2012

  14. EURATOM's contribution to the IAEA Safeguards by Design process

    Besides the implementation of Integrated Safeguards which allows a more efficient use of inspection resources, other actions can be taken to ease safeguards implementation, such as the ¿Safeguards by Design¿(SBD) process, which consists in taking into acc ...

    25 May 2012

  15. Some ESARDA Parties' experience with Additional Protocol export control declarations

    The Additional Protocol to the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (INFCIRC/540) foresees a series of provisions which are the basis for Integrated Safeguards. For this reason, it is the legal bridge between traditional and strengthened safeguards, where e ...

    04 July 2012

  16. MCNPX-PoliMi for Nuclear Nonproliferation Applications

    In the past few years, efforts to develop new measurement systems to support nuclear nonproliferation and homeland security have increased substantially. Monte Carlo radiation transport is one of the simulation methods of choice for the analysis of data f ...

    24 October 2012

  17. Applying the GIF-PR&PP methodology for a qualitative analysis of a misuse scenario in a notional Generation IV Example Sodium Fast Reactor.

    The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection (PR&PP) Working Group has developed a methodology for the PR&PP evaluation of advanced nuclear energy systems (NES). A notional sodium cooled fast neutron ...

    24 October 2012

  18. Interpretation and Use of the Results of Proliferation Resistance Studies

    Proliferation resistance (PR) evaluations of nuclear energy systems provide a structured approach for assessing the value of both intrinsic and extrinsic barriers to proliferation. Ultimately, PR studies allow an evaluation of proposed safeguards, an iden ...

    07 November 2012

  19. Nuclear safeguards applications using LG-SIMS with automated screening capabilities

    A primary tool for detecting undeclared nuclear activities is the analysis of uranium-bearing particles collected on cotton swipes. For many years SIMS has been used as one of the mainstay techniques for particle analysis of Nuclear Safeguards samples. SI ...

    10 January 2013

  20. Round robin "Impurities in uranium matrix": a success for CETAMA and IAEA

    The safeguard of nuclear material is of paramount importance to the IAEA which increasingly uses this information for characterization purposes in order to strengthen the verification of declared nuclear material and to identify the origin of samples from ...

    02 March 2013

  21. ESARDA Bulletin nr. 47

    Table of contents Letter from the Editor H. Tagziria 1 Letter to the Editor Higher Order Dead Time Corrections for Neutron Multiplicity Counting 2 S. Croft and A. Favali ESARDA Tribune Twenty years of ABACC: Accomplishments, lessons learnt and future pers ...

    10 April 2013

  22. The Collaborative Project on the European Sodium Fast Reactor and its Proliferation Resistance Evaluation

    The Collaborative Project on the European Sodium Fast Reactor (CP-ESFR) is an international project where 26 European partners develop R&D solutions for a European Sodium Fast Reactors concept. The Project is funded by the 7th EU Framework programme a ...

    20 April 2013

  23. Feasibility study on the development of uranium reference particles for mass spectrometric analysis in nuclear safeguards

    Recently, an improved method allowing the accurate determination of the isotopic composition of single sub-micrometer sized uranium oxide particles (< 1 micrometer) has been developed at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) in ...

    08 May 2013

  24. Technical convergence of nuclear safeguards, nuclear forensics and nuclear security

    From the first implementation of safeguards agreements, measurements of nuclear material have formed the backbone of verification measures. The introduction of strengthened safeguards and the ratification of additional protocols (INFCIRC 540) led to the n ...

    15 May 2013

  25. Investigating chemical and molecular changes in uranium oxyfluoride particles using NanoSIMS and Micro-Raman Spectroscopy

    Processes involving the treatment of nuclear material inherently release small amounts of this material to the environment. Environmental sampling is therefore an important tool in the detection of undeclared nuclear activities. Environmental samples take ...

    15 May 2013