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Deadline September 24th, 2012
EURACT-NMR - 3rd call for proposals issued

EURACT-NMR is a coordination and support action of Euratom Framework 7 to provide access to European nuclear licensed facilities that have recently invested in advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.

Nuclear magnetic resonance can provide unique atomic scale structural information in liquids and crystalline and amorphous solids.  High resolution instruments operating at KIT-INE (liquids) and JRC-ITU (solids) offer the opportunity to apply this technique to actinide containing materials through the FP7 trans-national access programme EURACT-NMR (www.euract-nmr.eu).  The deadline for the third call has been extended to the 24th September.  Please see call for proposals attached or on the call webpage.

 

July 10th-13th, 2012

2012 Actinet Plutonium Futures Summer School

The 2012 Actinet Plutonium Futures Summer School was hosted by the UK National Nuclear Laboratory on 10-13 July in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

By exploring the physical, chemical and radiological properties of plutonium and the other actinides, the school introduced the Plutonium Futures - Science 2012 Conference that was held in Cambridge the following week.

47 delegates from Europe, Russia and Korea attended the sessions, during which presentations were given by distinguished speakers from NNL, AWE, CEA, SUBATECH and the universities of Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh. Students were given an intoriduction to the nuclear fuel cycle, learned about reprocessing and chemical separations, actinide coordination chemistry, condensed matter physics, radiolysis and radiation chemistry, atomistic simulation techniques, the detection of actinide species and the practicalities of storing separated plutonium.

In addition to lectures, the school included some more interactive elements held at the University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility, including the chemical analysis of irradiated polymers, exploring actinide chemistry using computational methods and developing strategies for the disposition of plutonium. Students also visited the NNL Central Laboratory at Sellafield and watched a live demonstration of the dissolution of a UO2 pellet and the method of separation of uranium and plutonium from spent nuclear fuel used in the PUREX process.

More information on the website

 

April 26th- 30th, 2012
1st ACTINET Theoretical Userlab Spring School

The ThUL spring school was held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus North from April 26th to 30th 2012.

 

Deadline February 8th, 2012
EURACT-NMR - 2nd call for proposals issued

EURACT-NMR is a coordination and support action of Euratom Framework 7 to provide access to European nuclear licensed facilities that have recently invested in advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.

Nuclear magnetic resonance can provide unique atomic scale structural information in liquids and crystalline and amorphous solids.  High resolution instruments operating at KIT-INE (liquids) and JRC-ITU (solids) offer the opportunity to apply this technique to actinide containing materials through the FP7 trans-national access programme EURACT-NMR (www.euract-nmr.eu).  The deadline for the second call has been set to the 8th February.  Please see call for proposals on the official webpage.

 

Early September, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
J-ACTINET and ACTINET-I3 strengthen their ties!

Following the invitation for a J-ACTINET representative to attend the last ACTINET-I3 Plenary meeting at the beginning of 2011, a delegation from ACTINET-I3 was invited to attend the J-ACTINET Summer School, Annual meeting and modelling school early September in Tokyo.

 

June 14th - 17th, 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 ACTINET summer school on Actinide Science and Applications

The 2011 ACTINET summer school on Actinide Science and Applications was held in Karlsruhe (Germany) from June 14th to 17th, at the KIT campus, close to JRC. This was the 6th Summer School on Actinide Science and Applications organised by JRC-ITU.
The lectures were organised according to 3 thematic areas:

  • Basic Actinide Science
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Nucelar Safeguards, Security and Forensics

We invite you to download the flyer and the programme of this event.

Since 2001 the JRC-ITU organises a biennial Summer School on Actinide Science at its laboratories in Karlsruhe. The Summer School targets students and young researchers who have an interest in basic actinide chemistry, physics and material science.
In 2011, 63 young researchers coming from 17 different countries (EU and non EU) and representing 23 nationalities have participated. The excellent gender proportion (47,6 % females, 52,4 % males) is very encouraging for the promotion of female scientists in nuclear science.

The lectures, featuring experts from international organisations and JRC-ITU, focussed on three main topics: Basic Actinide Science, The Nuclear Fuel Cycle as well as Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Forensics.
While morning lectures were dedicated to academic lectures, the afternoons have been devoted to demonstrations and practical exercises in the laboratories of JRC-ITU and the neighbouring German research centre, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).
A particularly open and social atmosphere was powered to stimulate opportunities between 'pupils' and 'teachers' to build up new contacts and to strengthen existing links. The Summer School concluded on Friday afternoon with the delivery of a 'certificate of attendance'.

Titles of lectures:
The physics of the actinides, The chemistry of plutonium and an overview of the actinides, Nuclear Fuels (incl. Gen IV), Pyroprocessing, Nuclear security measurement techniques, Nuclear waste disposal, Thermodynamic aspects of actinides, Theoretical aspects of chemical and electronic properties of actinides, Chemistry and physics of (super-) heavy elements, Biological effects of ionizing radiation, Spectroscopic characterization of actinides, Radiation damage in nuclear materials, Nuclear Safeguards, Nuclear Forensics, Sustainability of nuclear energy: Recycling of spent fuels, Post-irradiation examination of nuclear fuel

Titles of demonstrations:
Photoemission spectroscopy for actinide research, Transport properties under extreme conditions, Thermal diffusivity of nuclear fuels, Electron microscopy of nuclear materials, Fabrication of Advanced Nuclear Fuels, Spent fuel corrosion, Post irradiation examination, Safeguards and forensic analysis, INE-Beamline for Actinide Research, Prototype vitrification test facility, Laser spectroscopy, Decommissioning

 

Deadline 31 May 31, 2011

EURACT-NMR - 1st call for proposals issued

EURACT-NMR is a coordination and support action of Euratom Framework 7 to provide access to European nuclear licensed facilities that have recently invested in advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers.

Nuclear magnetic resonance can provide unique atomic scale structural information in liquids and crystalline and amorphous solids.  High resolution instruments operating at KIT-INE (liquids) and JRC-ITU (solids) offer the opportunity to apply this technique to actinide containing materials through the FP7 trans-national access programme EURACT-NMR (www.euract-nmr.eu).  The deadline for the first call has been extended to the 31st May.  Please see call for proposals attached or at http://www.euract-nmr.eu/calls/cp.

 

February 1st-3rd, 2011, CEA, Marcoule (France)
Presentations available

 
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