Archive

The Special Issue on Electron Beam Processing of Materials brings together scientists working at universities, research institutes, laboratories, and various industries to discuss state-of-the-art research on material processing using electron beam methods for different applications. The methods and devices based on the use of electron beams for material processing are...

Members Only

A mini review on the use of irradiation for vaccine development was just published online in Frontiers in Immunology. The review highlights the potential of ionizing radiation as a vaccine technology suitable against several pathogens causing diseases in various hosts species. This has been most...

Members Only

In the April 2022 edition of Radiation Physics and Chemistry, already available online, an article written by Hans de Brouwer of the SABIC Technology and Innovation Division in the Netherlands compares the effects of gamma radiation and X-rays on the mechanical properties and color of...

Members Only

Two announcements were made last month about the signing of memorandums of understanding to develop the production of Cobalt-60 at pressurized water reactors (PWRs).  These announcements are as follows: Westinghouse and EDF Collaborate in Life-Saving Nuclear Medical Applications: https://info.westinghousenuclear.com/news/westinghouse-edf-mou-cobalt-60 Framatome partners with Exelon Generation to strengthen long-term supply...

Members Only

The iia Virtual Conference was held on 20 and 21 October 2021. The first day was restricted to member only access. Day two was open to all members of the irradiation industry. The presentations were focused and the duration chosen to ensure maximum participation. The...

Members Only

The EU-supported project I.FAST has announced a traineeship programme to support knowledge transfer between laboratories and industry. The programme offers the opportunity for an early-career engineer or technician working at a European industrial company to work as trainee at one of the I.FAST European Accelerator Development Laboratories for...

Members Only

BGS, a member of iia, has announced details of its virtual ‘Irradiation Service Days’ to be held on 29th & 30th September 2021.  Through presentations and discussion, BGS aims to show: manufacturers from medical technology and biotechnology what it takes to successfully carry out radiation sterilization processes; and users...

Members Only

A demonstration facility using an electron beam to treat medical wastewater started operation in May 2021 at the Xiyuan Hospital in the Hubei Province of China. The irradiation treatment aims at controlling microbiological contamination and dissociating biologically active compounds such as antibiotics. The pilot unit...

Members Only

Framatome, a member of iia, recently completed the factory acceptance test of an advanced transport system for BBF Sterilisationsservice GmbH’s gamma irradiation facility in Germany. The innovative system is the first of its kind to use walking-beam technology that was developed by Framatome to address...

Members Only

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) aims to help increase the number of women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation. The programme supports young women studying in nuclear related fields relevant to the IAEA’s work to advance the safe, secure and peaceful...

Members Only
Sign up to receive our newsletter