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PhD studies of 4th generation reactors inaugurated

Inauguration ceremony PHD4GEN (foto: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ)
On 11th January in Świerk the grand inauguration ceremony of new PhD studies PHD4GEN, devoted to newest nuclear reactor technology, was held. A cycle of 15 lectures led by an international team of specialists is provided for 11 students, along with educational trips, conferences… and high scholarships. ----

HTR on the list of National Smart Specializations

HTR 2018 Conference, Warsaw (foto: NCBJ)
High temperature nuclear reactors (HTR) are on the list of National Smart Specializations (KIS) in group KIS 4: Highly efficient, low-emission and integrated systems for production, storage, transmission and distribution of energy. This opens a way for NCBJ to conduct research in this field with aid from the EU funds, among other things. ----

C-BORD: Cargo control can be faster and more effective

Gdańsk - container port (foto: NCBJ)
Mission of the European C-BORD project, finalised in November 2018, was to develop and test a complex, affordable solution for inspecting containers and large cargo on EU borders. The project involved five control methods and the obtained results prove, that their integration into a functioning system is entirely possible. The participants of the project were, among others, scientists from NCBJ and the National Revenue Administration. ----

Production of titanium nitride layer on metallic base

Production of titanium nitride layer on metallic base
Scientists from NCBJ and ITME have patented an innovative method of titanium nitride layer production on metallic bases. Using this invention, the layer of titanium nitride has uniform phase composition, high durability and is characterized by low friction coefficient. This method can find its practical use in production of bearings, for example. ----

Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak in scientific committee of ARRONAX institute

Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak (photo: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ)
Associate Professor Engineer Renata Mikołajczak (POLATOM@NCBJ) joined the International Scientific Committee of ARRONAX institute in France. Institute, the name of which is an abbreviation of Accelerator for Research in Radiochemistry and Oncology at Nantes Atlantic possesses a cyclotron with energy up to 70 MeV used mainly for production of strontium-82, as well as germanium-68 and astatine-211. Experience in production of the last of these isotopes can be very valuable for cyclotron CERAD constructed in Świerk. ----

Detection of four additional gravity wave signals

Artist's vision of a collision generating gravitational waves (picture: NCBJ)
Analysis of data from Advanced LIGO detectors revealed four new sources of gravitational waves. The signal GW170729 is connected to the most massive and distant source that was observed so far. Another one, GW170818, was discovered thanks to global network of three LIGO-Virgo detectors. It corresponds to the binary system located around 2,5 bilion light years from Earth. ----

10th School on Nuclear Power amassed over 200 listeners

10th School on Nuclear Power
On 26th – 29th November 2018 in Warsaw, Świerk and Różan, lectures and workshops of tenth edition of School on Nuclear Power were held, organized by NCBJ, Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw and ZUOP. The attendees had a chance to listen to presentations of 20 lecturers from the whole world, discuss the project „Polish Power Policy to year 2040 [Polityka Energetyczna Polski do 2040]” and take part in educational excursions. ----

Professor Marek Moszyński awarded by IEEE NPSS

Prof. M. Moszyński z plakietka nagrody im. Glenna F. Knolla (foto: Marek Pawłowski, NVBJ)
On 12th November 2018 Professor Marek Moszyński was given an award of Glenn F. Knoll in Sydney on annual Nuclear Science Symposium of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-NSS). In the inscriptions of this award it was stated: "For outstanding contribution to the modern scintillation detectors in application to physics, medicine and homeland security". Professor Moszyński explains what this award is (YT). ----

Memento of Professor Roman Żelazny by Krzysztof Andrzejewski

... We have gotten a permission for purchase from USA, but under condition, that the computer would be frequently inspected by the Americans, which in turn required to break the local reluctance. This was achieved and in 1973 CYBER 72 was placed in Świerk in the CYFRONET computing centre, that was led by Professor Żelazny. The institute employed about 100 people, both with Reactor Computing Division. ... ----