Training programmes

  1. The JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), located in Geel, Belgium is equipped with a unique scientific infrastructure for highly accurate neutron cross-section measurements. It is a combination of two accelerator facilities: a 150 MeV linear electron accelerator, GELINA, and a 7 MV light-ion Van de Graaff accelerator.


  2. Among the pulsed white spectrum neutron sources available in the world, the linear electron accelerator facility at IRMM (Gelina) is the one with the best time resolution. This facility is ideally suited for training of young students in nuclear data measurement techniques.


  3. EUFRAT offers to external users researchers from the Member states and 3rd countries experimental possibilities at the JRC-IRMM nuclear facilities: the neutron time-of-flight facility GELINA, the Van de Graaff accelerator, the radionuclide metrology laboratories and the underground laboratory HADES.


    Acronym: EUFRAT
  4. Euromaster programme, "Measurement Science in Chemistry", is offered by a consortium of nine European universities. It provides advanced training to students pursuing a career in analytical sciences.


  5. Improving chemical and ionising radiation metrology in Turkey.


    Acronym: EMIT
  6. Neutron-induced nuclear reactions are important in a wide range of applications ranging from stellar nucleosynthesis, symmetry breaking effects in compound nuclei, the investigation of nuclear level densities, to applications of nuclear technology, including the transmutation of nuclear waste, accelerator driven systems and nuclear fuel cycle investigations. Accurate measurements and a careful analysis of measured nuclear data are the crucial basis for evaluated nuclear data libraries, which in their turn form the basis for technological applications.


  7. TrainMiC® is a European programme for life-long learning about how to interpret the metrological requirements of ISO/IEC-17025 for chemical and bio-analytical measurements in many different sectors (environment, food, consumer protection, etc.).


    Acronym: TrainMiC