Science & Research

IMRP20 Pre Conference Training Course – Bangkok

The pre-conference training course Radiation Processing for Advanced and Renewable Materials: From Basics to Industrialisation is being held at the Faculty of Science at Kasetsart university in Bangkok this week. 24 students from 13 countries are attending the course which runs from 2-4 November 2022. Lecturers...

The pre-conference training course Radiation Processing for Advanced and Renewable Materials: From Basics to Industrialisation is being held at the Faculty of Science at Kasetsart university in Bangkok this week. 24 students from 13 countries are attending the course which runs from 2-4 November 2022. Lecturers...

Professor Xavier Coqueret, a polymer chemist from the Universite de Reims Champagne Ardenne in France, has been appointed to the board of the International Irradiation Association. Xavier is a well known and well respected member international irradiation community.    ...

The use of low energy electron beams keeps expanding and more applications are emerging. Our member Fraunhofer FEP just announced that they succeeded in producing anti-adhesive coatings on plastic film by applying low energy accelerated electrons without the use of additional chemical crosslinking agents. Electrons functionalize...

The latest iia publication - The development of radiation processing in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is now available in the publications section of our website. Latin America and the Caribbean Region have an established history of scientific research and the commercial application of radiation processing....

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

The attenuation of vaccines is a beneficial use of ionizing radiation that has been used for decades. Now it has allowed a breakthrough in the fight against malaria. Malaria is a primary cause of childhood illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 260 000 African...

An article by Dr. Michal Daněk and Wilhelm Schneider of BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG (‘BGS’), a member of iia, highlights the value of irradiation crosslinking to the automotive industry. The article explains how irradiation crosslinking can improve the performance of materials to help meet...

France and the United States established the Ad Hoc Working Group on Alternatives to High-Activity Radioactive Sources in 2015 to provide an open forum for States to share information, ideas, views, and experiences on the use of alternatives to technologies that use highly radioactive sources. ...

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

The I.FAST project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will organize a 10-day challenge for multidisciplinary teams of young people in the form of  seminar that will be held at the European Scientific Institute (ESI) near Geneva from Tuesday 26...

From November 22 to 27, 2021, our member ARC-Nucleart, in collaboration with the IAEA,  hosted a workshop and meeting of experts in Grenoble, France on radiation technologies for cultural heritage preservation. The event attracted over 100 participants from Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, and...

Cleaning, freeze-drying and sterilization by irradiation is a combination of processes that have now been used for a few decades to prepare human replacement tissues in surgical procedures. One example is bone grafts taken from corpses used to fill holes caused by trauma, cancer, or...

A optical fibers dosimeter is being tested on the International Space Station (ISS). This project called Lumina is coordinated by the Centre d'Aide au Développement des Activités en Micropesanteur et des Opérations Spatiales (CADMOS), a team of the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES, Toulouse, France)...

IONISOS, a member of iia, has been working with partners on the development of 2 interesting applications of gamma irradiation. The first project involves the gamma irradiation of natural fibres that can be used to reinforce composite materials.  This technology is an alternative to chemical or...

The RADNEXT project, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme has now been launched. RADNEXT stands for RADiation facility Network for the EXploration of effects for indusTry and research. The main project objective is to create a network of facilities, develop...

Sign up to receive our newsletter