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Research at the IRSN

The mission of the IRSN in terms of research is not simply the acquisition of new scientific knowledge, but also the development of technical risk management tools and a contribution to the development of the expertise available within the Institute.

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08/10/2018

12th International Conference on the Health Effects on Incorporated Radionuclides (HEIR)

​​HEIR 2018, the 12th International Conference on the Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, opens Monday, October 8 at the IRSN headquarters in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, and runs until October 11, 2018.

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19/09/2018

Skin contamination by radionuclides: the first emergency treatment is on the market

​Since July 2018, Cevidra has marketed Cevidra® Calixarene, the first emergency local treatment for skin contamination by actinides.The treatment, a simple-to-use cleansing cream, prevents uranium from passing through the skin barrier by more than 95%, and was developed during two theses at IRSN in partnership with the Institut Galien Paris-Sud (UMR CNRS 8612) and the Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).

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10/09/2018

Post-doctorate proposal at Radiobiology of medical exposure laboratory

​A new post-doctorate position is available in the Radiobiology of medical exposure laboratory. The subject description is available on the post-docs proposals page.

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06/09/2018

The 17th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available

The seventeenth English-language issue of Aktis, the quarterly newsletter on IRSN’s research, is available on a HTML and PDF package. Aktis is published only in a digital version and available in HTML or text format for e-mail, RSS and pageflip PDF.

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28/08/2018

Best oral presentation award for Jacques Jabbour at the RF2B Scientific Days

​Jacques Jabbour, a research engineer in structural mechanics at IRSN, has won the award for the best oral presentation at the Scientific Days event held on July 12 and 13, 2018 by the RF2B(1) (Regroupement Francophone pour la recherche et la Formation sur le Béton – Francophone group for research and education on concrete).

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23/08/2018

Alexia Lapière receives the “Young Researcher” Award at the GFNG Congress

​Alexia Lapière, a PhD student at IRSN’s Radiobiology of medical exposure laboratory (LRMed), has won the “Young Researcher” Award for the quality and originality of her research work at the annual congress of the French Neuro-Gastroenterology Group (Groupe français de neuro-gastroentérologie, GFNG), held in Paris on June 14 and 15, 2018.

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19/07/2018

Analysis of the concepts of trust and expertise in the nuclear field: the first step of the SHINRAI project

​A review of literature on the concepts of trust and expertise in the nuclear field has helped define research issues to be considered within the SHINRAI project (coordinated by IRSN, with the participation of Sciences Po Paris and Tokyo Tech), which is looking at the political and social impact of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.

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09/07/2018

Publication of the EURADOS report on the 2017 internal dose assessment intercomparison

​In 2016, as part of the EURADOS network, IRSN proposed and organized an intercomparison on the lifetime dose assessment received by nuclear workers exposed to uranium. The results were summarized in a report, which has recently been published.

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27/06/2018

Two more awards for Nadia Benabdallah - IRPA congress 2018

​On June 8, 2018, Nadia Benabdallah won the Young Professional Award and the Young Professional public Award for her PhD thesis conducted at IRSN’s internal dose assessment laboratory (LEDI), during the European IRPA (International Radiation Protection Association) Congress held at The Hague in the Netherlands.

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20/06/2018

End of the first experimental campaign for the OECD's PRISME 3 project

PRISMES3_1.png​The first campaign of the PRISME 3 program, led under the auspices of the OECD, took place from October 2017 to March 2018 at the IRSN’s DIVA facility, where a renovated ventilation system installed in 2017 enables better measurement of combustion products and ventilation flow rate.

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13/06/2018

Publication of the book “Nuclear fusion reactor // safety and radiation protection considerations for demonstration reactor that follow the ITER facility”

​IRSN is publishing a new book in its Reference documents series, entitled “Nuclear fusion reactor // safety and radiation protection considerations for demonstration reactor that follow the ITER facility”. This publication will serve as a first reference document for projects to develop nuclear fusion reactors.

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The 16th issue of Aktis, IRSN’s scientific newsletter, is available

The sixteenth English-language issue of Aktis, the quarterly newsletter on IRSN’s research, is available on a HTML and PDF package. Aktis is published only in a digital version and available in HTML or text format for e-mail, RSS and pageflip PDF. ​​

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  • CABRI CIP Program

    CABRI-programme_vignette_EN.jpgCreated in 2000, the objective of the Cabri International Program (CIP) is to study the behavior of nuclear fuel rods and cladding during a reactivity-injection accident (RIA) in a pressurized water reactor (PWR).

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