Steri-Tek – X-Ray

The official opening of the new Steri-Tek facility in the U.S. took place on 1 December 2016. The company operates a new state-of-the-art E-beam/X-Ray sterilization, material modification, and R&D collaboration facility in Fremont, San Francisco. Steri-Tek plans to start offering X-Ray sterilisation capacity in April/May 2017. We understand that this will be the first operational and […]

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EuCARD 2 and Aries Update

EuCARD-2 is an Integrating Activity Project for coordinated Research and Development on Particle Accelerators, co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Capacities Programme. This project contributes to positioning European accelerator infrastructures at the forefront of global research. It is designed to facilitate information exchange and to promote the technology. The latest issue of accelerating […]

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SSWG Transition Memo to Incoming U.S. Administration

Source Security Working Group (SSWG) Publishes Transition Memo to Incoming Administration The Source Security Working Group recently published its recommendations to the Trump transition team regarding radiological source policy. Highlights of the recommendations include: Maintain the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the principal federal regulator for the domestic civilian use of radioisotopes Do not require […]

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Scientific Update – Effect of Radiofrequency Radiation on Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Effect of Radiofrequency Radiation on Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells Authors: Katharina Gläser, Martina Rohland, Thomas Kleine-Ostmann, Thorsten Schrader, Helga Stopper and Henning Hintzsche Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN), Physics Department – UFMG. This article has been recently available on line on the current issue of Radiation Research. Abstract. Exposure to electromagnetic fields in the […]

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Scientific Update – Nanocomposites

Preparation of Nanocomposite y-Al2O3/polyethylene separator crosslinker by electron beam irradiation for lithium secondary batery This article describes advanced research related to the use of electron beam processing for the development of advanced materials for technological applicattions. The materials was published on-line as a recent article on Radiation Physics and Chemistry. Authors: GiorgianaYoung-Chang Nho, Joon-Yong Sohn, Junwa […]

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Low energy electron beams for industrial and environmental applications

A Workshop “Low energy electron beams for industrial and environmental applications” took place in Warsaw on 8-9 December 2016. The workshop was organized within the EuCARD2 Project, which aims to co-ordinate research and development in the field of particle accelerators. The project is co-funded by the European Commission (under the FP7 Capacities Programme). Co-organizer of […]

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The Security of Gamma Irradiation Facilities

During last November’s IMRP 18 in Vancouver the importance and evolution of security was highlighted in a series of presentations. From a regulatory point of view the U.S. NRC has implemented new requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulation (Part 37). Alongside these developments the U.S. DoE, NNSA, Office of Radiological Security […]

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International Conference on Nuclear Security

This was a very large conference that highlights once again the growing interest in and importance of nuclear security. The conference provided an opportunity for delegates to discuss National and international nuclear security achievements and future targets. This event had a Ministerial (political / regulatory) segment where ministers, policymakers and senior officials were able to […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to our Members and Friends from around the world. Technological innovation, safety,  security and advances in product design and manufacture are likely to be important issues during 2017. The International Irradiation Association (iia) greatly values the relationships that it has developed with wide rage of organisations and especially those with the IAEA, […]

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