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Transnational Access to Large Infrastructure for a Safe Management of ActiNide

Objective

Safety issues are of fundamental importance for the acceptance and sustainable application of nuclear energy. Actinides play a central role in the nuclear fuel cycle from mining, fuel fabrication, energy production, up to treatment of used fuel by reprocessing, partitioning and transmutation and/or finally management and disposal of radioactive waste. A fundamental understanding of actinide properties and behaviour in fuel materials, during the separation processes and once in geological repository is an imperative prerequisite to tackle all the related safety issues. Unravelling the complexity of the principal actinide components of used nuclear fuel certainly represents one of the grand challenges in nuclear science. In order to meet the needs of the safe and sustainable management of nuclear energy, it is therefore essential to maintain highest level of expertise in actinide sciences in Europe and to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers who will contribute to develop safe actinide management strategies.
Because actinides are radioactive elements, their study requires specific tools and facilities that are only available to a limited extent in Europe. Only a few academic and research organisations have the capabilities and licenses to work on these elements under safe conditions. It is therefore strategic to coordinate the existing actinide infrastructures in Europe, and to strengthen the community of European scientists working on actinides.
In the continuation of ACTINET-6 and ACTINET-I3, TALISMAN will foster the networking between existing European infrastructures in actinide sciences open them widely to any European scientists by offering and supporting transnational access to unique facilities.
To meet its objectives, TALISMAN will animate and organize a network of actinide facilities across the EU that will increase our knowledge for a safer management of actinides fostering training and education.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2012
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA - Combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 791 300
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Bourg (Dr.)

Participants (11)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 786 206
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Ribeiro (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 678 700
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 411 500
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 345 240
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 265 600
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Chauvet (Mr.)
NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 890
Address
Chadwick House Warrington Road
WA3 6AE Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl Redford (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 254 284
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Ryrberg (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 564
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 92 068
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Mere (Dr.)
INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 19 678
Address
Ul. Dorodna 16
03-195 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dorota Korniszewska (Mrs.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 22 970
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ladislav Havela (Dr.)