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Towards a European Competence Centre for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) on Actinides

Objective

The aim of this proposal is to initiate building up NMR competence to support establishment of a “European Competence Centre for NMR on Actinides”. Building competence and identification of future trends and promising application fields in NMR actinide research will serve as the basis for specifying required NMR instrumentation and infrastructure in the “European Competence Centre for NMR on Actinides” to meet these experimental needs. The establishment of a the Centre for NMR on Actinides itself is a joint effort of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung and the European Joint Research Centre Institute for Transuranium Elements, both located on the same site. It will provide access to NMR techniques, which are otherwise not available in Europe for working with radionuclides; there are no solid sate NMR instruments at all in Europe and only a few for investigations of liquid samples (e.g., in Marcoule, France; ATALANTE). Building up NMR actinide competence will be met via two basic activities: 1) formation of a NMR expert roundtable and 2) organization of a European Workshop for NMR on Nuclear Materials. Only through dialogue with the actinide research community in the planned workshop and with recognized experts in the round table can we establish the “European Competence Centre for NMR on Actinides”, which can successfully plan facilities needed for later access by European nuclear institutes and universities. This support action will also make the new NMR nuclear facilities to be available at the “European Competence Centre for NMR on Actinides” known to a broad base of potential European users. These NMR facilities available to the European actinide community will strengthen basic scientific understanding in a wide field of applications, e.g., coordination chemistry of f-elements, separation chemistry, irradiated fuels, actinide materials, waste management issues, etc.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 72 980
Administrative Contact
Melissa Anne Denecke (Dr.)

Participants (5)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 465
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 8 465
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 8 465
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ilona Mozsi (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 8 465
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierre Bonillo (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 18 460
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfred Jimenez Segarra (Mr.)