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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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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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18/09/2018

Thesis viva

​Tiffany Beaumont will defend her thesis 3D printing of phantoms for dosimetric purpose on Friday 21st September at Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)

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18/09/2018

Thesis viva

Jacques Jabbour will defend his thesis Test methods for accelerated aging of concrete at a structural scale on Friday 28th Septembre at 2:30 pm at Paris-Saclay (France).

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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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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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29/05/2018

Nadia Benabdallah wins the PHENIICS Doctoral School Award

Nadia Benabdallah has won, on Monday May 28th,  the PHENIICS Doctoral School Award for her thesis "Optimization of dosimetry in alphatherapy by a multi-scale approach: application to the treatment of bone metastases with Ra-223", which she defended on December 21, 2017.​​​

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17/05/2018

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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16/05/2018

Reportage on CABRI CIP-Q test day, on April 16th

​​First test on the new water loop of CABRI reactor, the CIP-Q test took place on April 16th 2018. This test is part of CABRI international program (CIP) whose objective is to study reactivity-injection accidents. Back to the test day in video.​

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15/05/2018

Extension of the RESOH chair

​The RESOH chair, a training and research chair that studies the influence of inter-organizational relations (sub-contractor relations and project mode) on collective efforts to develop "safe industrial performance", has just been extended for 5 years. In this new phase, the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (ANDRA) will join forces with the chair's long-standing partners: the Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique (IMT Atlantique), Orano (formerly Areva), Naval Group (formerly DCNS) and the IRSN. ​

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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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