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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 ...

    22 June 2015

  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. Strongly coupled binuclear uranium–oxo complexes from uranyl oxo rearrangement and reductive silylation

    Article describing the synthesis, structure, reactivity and magnetic properties of a binuclear uranium–oxo complex. The most common motif in uranium chemistry is the d0f0 uranyl ion [UO2]21 in which the oxo groups are rigorously linear and inert. Alternat ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Consistent Post-Test Calculations for LOCA Scenarios in LOBI Integral Facility

    Article presenting an example of a procedure implementing changes in a common nodalisation valid for simulating tests occurring in a specific integral test facility (ITF), which are a tool used for the validation of best estimate thermalhydraulic system c ...

    30 April 2014

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Event-specific Method for the Quantification of Soybean FG72 Using Real-time PCR: Validation Report and Validated Method

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing the results of an event-specific method for the quantification of soybean FG72 using real-time PCR. In line with its mandate the European Union Reference Laboratory for GM food and Feed (EU-RL GMFF), ...

    30 April 2014

  15. 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

  16. Event-specific Method for the Quantification of Maize MON87460 Using Real-time PCR: Validation Report and Validated Method

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report which details the results of a collaborative study carried out to assess the performance of a quantitative event-specific method to detect and quantify the MON 87460 transformation event in maize DNA. The Europ ...

    30 April 2014

  17. 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

  18. Depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment using the MCB code

    Article presenting an advanced depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment by means of the Monte Carlo continuous energy burn-up code (MCB). The focus of our studies is to present an advanced depletion analysis of the HELIOS experiment by means of the Mon ...

    30 April 2014

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. ENIQ TGR Technical Document- Influence of Sample Size and Other Factors on Hit/Miss Probability of Detection Curves (ENIQ report N. 47)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report detailing information on the influence of sample size and other factors on hit/miss probability of detection curves. The purposes of this document, aimed mostly at NDT engineers and practitioners, are threefold ...

    30 April 2014

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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