Archive for April, 2011

New JRC spin-off to work on the Nucleonica portal

April 28th, 2011

New JRC spin-off to work on the Nucleonica portal: As of March 2011, a new JRC spin-off company, Nucleonica GmbH, has been created. This company was established by a former staff member to undertake the further development of the Nucleonica portal – a nuclear science web portal developed at the JRC’s Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

For more information see the JRC Newsletter (pages 8,9).

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GSG output now available in IAEA.spe format

April 19th, 2011

The Gamma Spectrum Generator (GSG) and GSG-Pro spectra can now be downloaded directly in IAEA .spe format with energy calibration. Previously, the GSG .txt output files had to be converted with the Cambio file translation module. Now the .spe files can be used directly in Cambio and web spectrum analyser WESPA or for other instruments.

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Nucleonica welcomes ARPANSA users!

April 14th, 2011

Through an institutional license agreement, staff at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has now full Premium access to the Nucleonica modules and features. The Nucleonica team looks forward to a close interaction with the ARPANSA colleagues and encourages a strong use of the web portal.

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New ITRAC-3 training course: Illicit Trafficking and Radiological Consequences in Karlsruhe

April 6th, 2011

ITRAC-3: 3rd International Training Course on Illicit Trafficking and Radiological Consequences with Nucleonica, will take place in Karlsruhe, 11-13 May 2011.

The course in supported by the EC Enlargement & Integration Activity (E&IA)
The Geographic focus of the E&IA covers: New Member States (Romania and Bulgaria), Candidate Countries (Croatia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Potential Candidate Countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina), FP7 Associated Countries (Switzerland, Israel, Iceland).

For such participants there is a budget available to cover travel and hotel costs. Further details can be obtained from the course secretary.

More information

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Praise for Nucleonica “App” in FAZ

April 5th, 2011

In a recent review of scientific “Apps” in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the author Ulf von Rauchhaupt gave special mention to Nucleonica’s Universal Nuclide Chart…
Eine hervorragende interaktive Version davon (Nuklidekarte) gibt es im Internet unter und kann dort auch mobil genutzt werden. ...”
(English: A outstanding interactive version of …the nuclide chart… is available on the internet under This is also suitable for mobile devices.)
See Nucleonica’s Universal Nuclide Chart

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Enlargement and integration: 40 posts available at the JRC

April 4th, 2011

The JRC has launched a call for 40 seconded national experts and grantholders as part of its enlargement and integration actions. The job opportunities are available for experts from research organisations, national enforcement laboratories and scientists from the following countries: Albania, Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Israel, Serbia and Turkey.

In addition, the JRC offers specialised enlargement and integration workshops and advanced training courses within its areas of competence. The workshops are set up to allow competent organisations in the new Member States, candidate countries, potential candidate countries, FP7 associated countries, European Neighbourhood Policy countries and Russia to study the scientific and technical methods and techniques underpinning EU policy implementation. They also provide an opportunity for EU organisations to learn about the methods currently used in those countries and for both parties to discuss how the EU legislation should be implemented in the future.

Read more:
JRC Enlargement & integration action page
– For more details on conditions and modalities for applying, please see: E&IA vacancies
– Of particular interest to Nucleonica is the position to develop an Web Spectrum Analyser (WESPA) for nuclear Security

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Ready for take-off: here comes the new Nucleonica

April 1st, 2011

The following article on Nucleonica was recently posted on the JRC intranet…

“With the joint efforts of the Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer Unit and the ITU, a new JRC spin-off company has come into life: the Nucleonica GmbH. The spin-off will work towards the further development of the Nucleonica platform and is expected to contribute also to the dissemination of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart in the coming months.
As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of its research to the wider public, the JRC encourages entrepreneurial initiatives of its research staff. To this end, support is provided by Unit A.02 (Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer) in the creation of so-called ‘spin-off’ companies to bring the innovation originating from inside the JRC to the marketplace. The latest outcome of these efforts has been the Nucleonica GmbH
Nucleonica is a nuclear science web portal developed at the JRC’s Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU). It provides users with access to various web-based nuclear science applications and programmes, social networking tools, basic nuclear data on more than 3600 radionuclides, and an array of databases, graphics, and other informative material. Under an agreement entered with the JRC, the spin-off company, established by a former staff member, Dr. Joseph Magill, will undertake the further development of the Nucleonica portal.
The spin-off is also expected to work towards the further development and distribution of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart (KNC) in the coming months. The KNC is an extended periodic table of elements, which displays all known isotopes of all atomic elements and their radioactive data. It provides scientists and students all over the world with structured, accurate information on the half-lives and decay modes of radionuclides, as well as the energies of emitted radiation. It has also been developed at the ITU, in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology of Germany.”

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