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  1. Primary isotopic measurements

    Discontinued activity The highest metrological quality of measurements can only be obtained by using primary measurement methods. Isotopic measurements can fulfil the necessary requirements. The JRC uses isotopic techniques to measure reference values for ...

    30 April 2014

  2. 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 ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Neutron data

    The JRC is by far the largest provider of neutron data in the European Union. The data is generated by measurements at its two large-scale particle accelerators, and is used for the safe operation of nuclear reactors, handling of nuclear waste and investi ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Nuclear science base for standardisation

    The JRC is mandated to develop the scientific basis for nuclear safety and security. Emphasis is given to research on fundamental properties and behaviour of actinides, structural and nuclear materials. In support of Union standardisation, the JRC is prov ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Fundamental properties of actinide materials

    Actinides, the backbone of nuclear fission technologies, find applications in many strategic fields, from space exploration to medical diagnostic and treatments. However, due to the risk associated with their radio-toxicity, it is necessary to carry out r ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Nuclear materials under extreme conditions

    Nuclear fuels generate very high levels of radiation and heat. In order to understand and reliably predict the behaviour of the fuel matrix and the cladding material, it is essential to have a fundamental knowledge of the high temperature behaviour of the ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Nuclear reference data, materials and measurements

    Reliable measurements of α, β and γ radiation are of great importance for environmental monitoring, medical treatment and nuclear safeguards. The JRC's radionuclide metrology laboratories provide important nuclear decay data such as radionuclide half ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Bridge Design to Eurocodes – Worked examples

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing worked examples for a bridge structure designed following the Eurocodes. It summarizes important points of the Eurocodes for the design of concrete, steel and composite road bridges, including foundat ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Determination of brominated flame retardants: a proficiency test

    JRC conference contribution presenting the results of a proficiency test for the determination of total bromine and several polybrominated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers (PBB and PBDE) in plastic. This manuscript presents the results of a proficiency test ...

    30 April 2014

  10. MSE testing of factors likely to have an effect on catch surplus calculations through impacting MSY estimates

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report analysing uncertainty on the estimation of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) considering the most likely factors to affect the stocks subject to Fisheries Partnership Agreements.   This work deals with uncertaint ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Electrodeposition source preparation for 238U alpha source: Parameter settings

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting a study on a series of parameter setings for 238U source preparation optimization for electrodeposition. A literature and experimental study was carried out on 238U source preparation optimization fo ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Indication of anisotropic TKE and mass emission in 234U(n,f)

    JRC Contribution to a conference on Indication of anisotropic TKE and mass emission in 234U(n,f). The neutron-induced fission of U-234 has been studied for neutron energies ranging from 200 keV to 5 MeV. Special focus was put around the prominent vibratio ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Determination of a reference value, associated standard uncertainty and degrees of equivalence for CCRI(II) key comparison data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing a method for calculating a key comparison reference value (KCRV), its associated standard uncertainty, and degrees of equivalence (DoE) for the laboratories.   CCRI(II) key comparison data consist of ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Design Guidelines for Connections of Precast Structures under Seismic Actions

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report, integrating the Work-Package WP6, “Derivation of design rules” of the project SAFECAST (Performance of Innovative Mechanical Connections in Precast Building Structures under Seismic Conditions).     This docum ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Memorandum on the results of the sixth Workshop on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing information about the workshops on the Implementation and Application of the Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the ...

    30 April 2014

  16. IMEP-34: Heavy Metals in Toys according to EN 71-3:1994

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of an  interlaboratory comparison (ILC) which focussed on the determination of soluble antimony (Sb), arsenic (As), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Choice of steel material for bridge bearings to avoid brittle fracture

    JRC Scientific and Techinical Research Report, addressing bridge bearings verification against brittle failure at low temperatures. This report adapts the fracture mechanical approach used in EN 1993 1 10 and gives information for a “safe-sided” choice of ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Preparation of high resolution 230U alpha-sources by electrodeposition from aqueous solution

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describes the preparation of 230U alpha sources with excellent spectral properties- high resolution, low tailing- and relatively high specific activity in order to accurately determine the relative alpha emissi ...

    30 April 2014

  19. State Dependent Regressions: From Sensitivity Analysis to Meta-modeling

    Article highlighting the role played by the State Dependent Parameter (SDP) ideas, namely in the simplified State-Dependent Regression (SDR) form, in the context of sensitivity analysis and meta-modeling. State Dependent Parameter (SDP) modelling has been ...

    30 April 2014

  20. A pratical demonstration of spectrum sensing forWiMax based on Cyclostationary Features

    Article presenting a Software Defined Radio (SDR) spectrum sensing demonstrator, based on the analysis of the cyclostationary signatures of a digital communication signal. It compares the performance of the spectrum sensing algorithm based on cyclostation ...

    30 April 2014

  21. The certification of the absorbed energy (150 J nominal) of charpy V-notch reference test pieces: ERM®-FA415v

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the processing and characterisation of ERM®-FA415v, a batch of Charpy V-notch certified reference test pieces certified for the absorbed energy (KV). This certification report describes the processin ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Gamma-ray measurements with LaBr3: Ce detectors- thinking outside the box

    JRC contribution to a conference demonstrating how these detectors may be used to obtain information not only about gamma-rays, but also about neutrons, i.e. thinking "inside” and "outside” the box, respectively. Recently developed cerium-doped ...

    30 April 2014

  23. The Effect of Niobium on the Oxidation Behaviour of Titanium in N2/20% O2 Atmospheres.

    Abstract not available PEREZ P. HAANAPPEL Vincentius Antonius STROOSNIJDER Marinus Frederik 2000 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Nuclear safety and security materials science nuclear research measurement Corporate IET http: ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Comparison of Algorithms for Estimating Ocean Primary Production from Surface Chlorophyll, Temperature and Irradiance.

    Abstract not available HOEPFFNER Nicolas Pierre ET AL. Amano 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Energy and transport sea measurement resources research Corporate http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/1111 ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Thermal desorption gas chromatography?mass spectrometry as an enhanced method for the quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from ambient air particulate matter

    Abstract Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from ambient air particulate matter (PM) were analysed by a two- step thermal desorption (TD) injection system integrated to a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC/MS). The operational variables of the TD metho ...

    30 April 2014