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European Research Infrastructures for Nuclear Data Applications

European Research Infrastructures for Nuclear Data Applications

Objective

Different concepts involving critical (fast) reactors or subcritical accelerator-driven systems are being studied in view of their transmutation capabilities. These design studies imply high demands on the underlying nuclear database. The need for improved nuclear data has been expressed in the Strategic Research Agenda of the SNE-TP ( Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform).
The accurate knowledge of neutron and proton induced nuclear reactions in the fast, intermediate- and high- energy domains (En = 1keV to 500 MeV) is of crucial importance for predicting the capabilities of reducing the inventory of plutonium, minor actinides, and long-lived fission 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 ERINDA project aims for a coordination of European efforts to exploit up-to-date neutron beam technology for novel research on advanced concepts for nuclear fission reactors and the transmutation of radioactive waste. Such waste is already existing in appreciable quantity due to the year-long operation of existing nuclear reactors and it will eventually also be generated during the running of new reactor types – albeit they can be optimized to produce much less of it. Research to the aim of finding techniques optimized for a strong reduction of nuclear waste can already be performed at existing nuclear facilities from the consortium proposed in this proposal.
The main objective is to provide adequate transnational access to the infrastructures. The consortium will also provide funding for scientific support of experiments by short term visits of scientist to the participating facilities and foster the communication and disseminaton of the results by organising scientific workshops.
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Address

Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 363 586

Administrative Contact

Rainer Maletti (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 45 036

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 100 388

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 70 259

Uppsala University

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 76 890

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 49 635

USTAV JADERNE FYZIKY AV CR

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 68 294

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 71 105

"INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE -DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA ""HORIA HULUBEI"" (IFIN-HH)"

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 17 668

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 076

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 56 196

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

IZOTOPKUTATO INTEZET - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 30 825

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269499

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 114 702,20

  • EU contribution

    € 999 958

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV

Germany