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Isomers of superheavy elements can be much more stable than assumed so far

Different lengths of the lines explain high stability of isomeric state in 270Ds (short line – long lifetime) and low stability of 270Cn (long line – short lifetime).
Work of a team of theoreticians from NCBJ and University of Zielona Góra points, that some isomeric states of superheavy elements can have half lives measured in seconds, so tens of thousands times longer than half lives of their very unstable ground states. Should such exotic nuclear states be produced experimentally, they will be stable enough to research their chemical properities. ----

CyberLAB in Świerk efficiently researches cybersecurity

foto: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ
Recently launched NCBJ's Laboratory of Cybersecurity has recorded its first success: the scientists discovered a dangerous loophole in default software of a widely used logic driver PLC utilized, for example, in nuclear installations. The manufacturer has already fixed the issue and recommended the necessary adjustments to all its clients. ----

Over 200 specialists from the whole world discuss high temperature reactors in Warsaw

Professor Grzegorz Wrochna (NCBJ) welcomes guests of HTR 2018 Conference (photo: NCBJ)
The cyclical world conference on high-temperature reactors HTR 2018 is happening in Warsaw. Thie year's ninth edition is organized by National Centre for Nuclear Research. Scientists, practicians and decision-makers from five continents are discussing, among other things, the perspectives of quick implementation of HTR technology in countries with advanced chemical industry, such as Poland. ----

RadFarm Doctorate Studies Inauguration

Inauguration of RadFarm studies (photo: Marcin Jakubowski / NCBJ)
On 4th October doctorate studies were inaugurated in Świerk under RadFarm project - Radiopharmaceuticals for molecularly targeted diagnostics and medical therapy. 17 listeners will be attending the lectures and led their own research in four cooperating scientific units. The course is co-funded by National Centre for Research and Development's POWER programme. ----

3rd PTN award for master's thesis on reactivity of Maria reactor

Monika Panfil awarded in PTN competition
Monika Panfil, Nuclear Chemistry and Power Engineering graduate (the course led thgether by Faculty of Physics and Faculty of Chemistry of University of Warsaw) has won the 3rd award in this year's competition of Polish Nucleonic Society for best papers in the field of atomistics, master's theses category, for the work "Research on effects of daily ambient temperature fluctuation on reactivity supply of Maria reactor". ----

New movie about Maria reactor available on Youtube

We have published the newest six-minute version of a promotional film of the Maria reactor on our Youtube channel. It was prepared in two language versions (pl:, en: NCBJ Communication and Promotion Office provides files with HD version of the movie to both employees and the media. The movie can be also watched by expanding this article. ----

The biggest detectors of smallest particles were discussed in Warsaw

TMEX 2018 (foto: Marek Pawłowski / NCBJ)
        Neutrinos are (almost) undetectable particles, that can provide us with incredibly interesting information about the very beginning of the Universe. Construction of yet another powerful neutrino detector Hyper-Kamiokande will soon begin in Japan. This project, among many other topics, was discussed by guests from the whole world during the conference organized I Warsaw on 19th – 21st September by NCBJ (along with other institutions). ----

Scientists from NCBJ sent educational detectors in near outer space

Start balonu z detektorami CosmicWatch (foto: Katarzyna Frankiewicz / NCBJ)
On 22nd September, Saturday, during an international conference Near Space 2018 in Toruń, a weather balloon sent a capsule with specially adapted set of two educational detectors CosmicWatch into near outer space. The capsule was prepared by scientists from National Centre for Nuclear Research. ----

Recruitment for doctoral studies PHD4GEN still ongoing

The organizers of doctoral studies on new generation nuclear reactor would like to inform, that despite a very attractive scholarship offer, there is still a few spots left. With this in mind, recruitment is prolonged indefinitely. For more information please refer to the announcement. ----