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Aktis, a quarterly science newsletter

Aktis focuses on IRSN’s latest research news and results, with the aim of making the Institute’s research better-known among the French and global scientific community.


It is a multimedia quarterly that provides concise descriptions of scientific results, with links to scientific publications and web pages.
Its various columns highlight the way in which research interacts with assessment work, as well as its interdisciplinary and collaborative aspects.

Aktis is available by HTML Mail and in PDF


Aktis n°20                  

Fall 2019


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  • Dust behaviour in the tokamak: the key to explosion risks in ITER
  • Contamination in Fukushima: from rivers to the sea
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Aktis n°19                  

Spring 2019


  • The vascular endothelium, a key target for improving radiotherapy treatments ?
  • Fukushima decommissioning: charcterising aerosols from laser cutting of corium
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Aktis n°18                  

Fall 2018


  • Aging of concrete in geological disposal of radioactive waste
  • Analysis of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident: lessons for IRSN's simulation tools
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Aktis n°17

Summer 2018

  • Simulating the early effects of alpha or proton radiation on DNA
  • Cardiac arrhythmias and low doses of cesium-137: epidemiological study on a population of russian children
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Aktis n°16

Winter 2018

  • Towards better prediction of the fate of radionuclides in the marine environment
  • RODES, a tool developed specifically for dose calculation to support experimental radiotoxicology
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Aktis n°15

Fall 2017


  • Modeling tritium transfer in the environment to assess its impact
  • Using MSC to treat the effects of radiotherapy, towards a more effective protocol​
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Aktis n°14

Summer 2017


  • Improving the understanding of hydriding of cladding to anticipate rupture
  • Quantifying uncertainties for better assessing consequences after a nuclear accident
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Between 2000 and 2008, IRSN published a scientific and technical report presenting scientific results obtained over the previous year or two regarding programs that had reached a milestone or come to an end.


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