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European Facilities for Nuclear Data Measurements

Objective

Significant efforts are being directed towards the minimisation, management and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste. Differnt concepts involving critical (fast) reactors or subcritical accelerator-driven system(ADS) will be studied in view of their transmutation capabilities. These design studies imply high demands on the underlying nuclear database, especially for the design of suitable fast reactor systems and ADS based on spallation neutron sources. The accurate knowledge of neutron and proton induced nuclear reactions in the fast, intermediate and high energy domains is of crucial importance for predicting the capabilities of reducing the inventory of plutonium, minor actinides and long-lived fssion products. In the past, this energy domain was not investigated with high priority because of minor importance for conventional light water reactors. An additional challenge is the tightening demand on the accuracy of the data, especially for assessing criticality safety aspects and designing fuels for very high burn-up. The project aims at networking experimental facilities in Europe for nuclear data measurements providing a platform for better co-operation. The objective is to provide adequate transnatuonal access to the infrastructures and to co-ordinate joint research projects and S-T developments in support to other projects in the NUWASTE-2 programme. The education and training aspects will be handled in interaction with universities, research organisations and industry. The consortium will seek sponsorships for PhD grants and for organising Summer Schools together with other related projects.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/nuclear engineering/nuclear waste management
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

EURATOM-2005-6-FIXEDDEADLINE
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Funding Scheme

IA-I3 - Integrating activities implemented as Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
France

Participants (8)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
Brussels
IZOTOPKUTATO INTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege M. 29-33
Budapest
KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM ROSSENDORF E.V.
Germany
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 128
Dresden
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 100
Braunschweig
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
St Olofsgatan 10B
Uppsala
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin
Geneva 23