EUFRAT ran from 1 November 2008 to 31 October 2012, and followed from the successful FP6 project, NUDAME, which finished in March 2008.
The specialised accelerator facilities at JRC-IRMM for neutron data measurements can now be accessed by international researchers through the EUFRAT project.
Accurate neutron data are required for the assessment of safety aspects of nuclear power installations or for the study of innovative concepts like nuclear waste transmutation or accelerator-driven systems. The EUFRAT project offers a total of 4500 supplementary data-taking hours for external users, of which 3600 hours will be made available at the GELINA facility and 900 hours at the Van de Graaff accelerator.
The EUFRAT project is a Specific Support Action funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community. EUFRAT runs from 1 November 2008 to 31 October 2012, and follows on from the successful FP6 project, NUDAME, which finished in March 2008.