JRC-SAFEFM 2C - Research programme (EEC,Euratom) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Fissile materials control -, 1977-1979
From 1977-01-01 to 1979-12-31| See all projects funded under this programme / topic
Previous programmeJRC-SAFEFM 1C
Successor programmeJRC-SAFEFM 3C
Official Journal ReferenceL 200 of 1977-08-08
Legislative Reference77/488/CEE,Euratom of 1977-07-18
To give technical support to the Commission in the execution of its safeguards obligations and to assist nuclear plant operators in the implementation of safeguards measures.
AbstractThe programme was drawn up in accordance with the Council Resolution of 17 December 1970 concerning the procedures for adopting research and training programmes (Official Journal No L 16 of 20.1.1971). Initially adopted for a period of four years (1977-1980), the programme was replaced by a new four year programme as of 1 January 1980 and unused funds were allocated to the new programme.
The research activity of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in this direction was coordinated within similar activities carried out by other research groups in the Community in the framework of the European Safety and Reliability Research and Development Association (ESARRDA). Apart from this, direct collaboration in special fields has been established between the JRC and industrial firms.
This programme was pursuant to the previous JRC programme in this field.
- Development of a code for the evaluation of Material Unaccounted For (MUF);
- Data bank of isotopic compositions of irradiated nuclear fuels;
- Isotopic Correlation Experiment organized by ESARRDA;
- Analysis of the methodology for the high accuracy determination of the uranium enrichment of the most important materials encountered in fuel fabrication;
- Safeguards instuments for the neutron irradiation of samples to be assayed and for the prompt and delayed counting of neutrons;
- Automation of the control and data processing and retrieval systems of non-destructive assay inspection instruments;
- Transportable mass spectrometer;
New sealing technique for safeguarding nuclear materials.
ImplementationThe Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the JRC, was responsible for the implementation of the programme by means of the services of the JRC (Ispra).
Record Number: 62 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05