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Establishment of a Network of Excellence for Actinide Science

Objective

The proposed project is to prepare a Europe-wide network structure for advanced research on 'Actinide Sciences' for the further development of nuclear fuel cycle, including the safe disposal of nuclear waste. The network is envisaged to facilitate the coordination and utilization of "pooled" facilities for the research on actinide sciences but also consolidate and exploit the training and education possibilities in Europe.
The structure of the network will consist of the core-institutions and associated laboratories. Radiochemistry laboratories of universities and national laboratories can be associated members to join the individual subject areas of actinide research.
The advanced research on "Actinide Sciences" is one of the essential endeavours for the further development of nuclear fuel cycle, including the safe disposal of nuclear waste. For various reasons, the research activity in this subject area has been stagnated in the past in European countries. To sustain and disseminate the indispensable knowledge as well as to advance the research activity of actinide sciences in Europe, it is planned to build a Europe-wide networking for this particular research. The network is envisaged to facilitate the coordination and utilization of "pooled" facilities for the research on actinide sciences but also consolidate and exploit the training and education possibilities in Europe. To prepare such a networking in the rest period of the 5th framework programme is the main objective of the present proposal.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Address
Herrmann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
Germany

Participants (7)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Saclay / Bâtiment 121
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz Platz 1
76125 Karlsruhe
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES ET DES MINES DE NANTES
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF
Germany
Address
Bautzener Strasse 128
01314 Weissig - Dresden
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester