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  • 2019:06 The Changing Landscape of Non-proliferation and the EU

    Background Maintaining competence and knowledge within the nuclear non-proliferation area is a necessity for Sweden to keep its international commitments of peaceful use of all nuclear material. As part of this work the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) made a call for research proposals

    Content type: Publications
  • 2019:04 Dosimetry in environments surrounding a laser-plasma accelerator

    SSM perspective Background Modern laser technology makes it possible to generate ultrashort pulses with a very high peak power. At the Lund Laser Centre, a high-power laser facility in Lund, Sweden, laser pulses having a duration of approximately 30 femtoseconds are generated with a maximum

    Content type: Publications
  • 2019:03 Evaluation of the hydrodynamic model in PARET/ANL

    Background The fuel rod analysis program SCANAIR has been developed by IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) for analysis of reactivity initiated accidents (RIA) in light water reactors. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has access to SCANAIR in exchange

    Content type: Publications
  • 2019:02 Research within technical safeguard at Chalmers University of Technology during 2016-2017

    Summary The Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics in Chalmers, formerly the Division of Nuclear Engineering, has performed research in nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation since 2004, with support from SSM and its predecessor, SKI. Due to various organizational and personnel changes in

    Content type: Publications
  • 2019:01 Research within technical safeguard at Uppsala university during 2016-20

    Summary Uppsala University has since January 2016 undertaken an extensive research programme in technical nuclear safeguards within the framework of contract SSM2016-661, including in total 3 PhD students and 7 senior researchers. This report marks the final reporting covered by this contract.

    Content type: Publications
  • 2018:25 UO2 fuel oxidation and fission gas release

    Background The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) follows the research on fuel performance closely. One aspect that has been the main question of several research projects is the fragmentation of fuel pellets during abnormal heat up. In this project the oxidation of UO2 is scrutinized and

    Content type: Publications
  • 2018:24 Structural equation modelling for analysis of human and organizational factors in nuclear power plant control rooms

    SSM perspective Background During the supervisory work of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), a need was identified to develop the methods used when evaluating control room work in the central control rooms of nuclear power plants. Benchmarking is commonly used today, with reference

    Content type: Publications
  • 2018:23 Evaluation of the Impact of the Model Additional Protocol on Non-Nuclear-Weapon States with Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements

    Background The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) called for research proposals related to Non-Proliferation. This call resulted in SSM accepting a proposal from the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) to evaluate the impact of the implementation of Additional

    Content type: Publications
  • 2018:21 Research on Resaturation of Bentonite Buffer

    Background Resaturation processes in the bentonite buffer in a KBS-3 type repository for spent nuclear fuel are complicated and are often illustrated, analysed and modelled multi-disciplinarily as coupled thermal (T), hydrological (H) and mechanical (M) processes with multi-phase flow,

    Content type: Publications
  • 2018:19 Licensing of safety critical software for nuclear reactors

    Background This report is the 7th revision of the report. The task force was formed in 1994 as a group of experts on safety critical software. The members come from regulatory authorities and/or their technical support organization. The report, without the SSM cover and this page, will be

    Content type: Publications