Training capabilities

The training courses at JSI are commonly organized by the Nuclear training centre, which has long-term experience with education about nuclear technologies and radiation protection. More information can be found on the centre's webpage. The list of training course provided by the training centre can also be found there.

Jozef Stefan Institute Training capabilities

  • Research reactors: overview
  • Research reactors: utilization
  • Instrumentation and control systems
  • Practical course on instrumentation and control systems
  • Introduction to atomic and nuclear physics
    • Theory
    • Practical exercises
      • Radiation detection
      • Half-life measurement
      • Neutron activation
      • Attenuation of gamma rays
      • BF3 counter
  • Reactor physics
    • Theory
    • Practical exercises on TRIGA reactor
      • Subcritical multiplication
      • Critical experiment
        • fuel adding
        • control rod withdrawal
      • Reactor kinetics (reactor response to step reactivity changes)
      • Reactivity coefficients (temperature, void, power)
      • Control rod calibration
        • rod in
        • rod swap
      • Pulse mode operation
      • Power calibration
      • Primary water activation
      • Power profile measurements using fission chambers
      • Xenon poisoning
      • Reactor instrumentation
        • self powered neutron detectors
        • fission chambers (U-235, U-238)
        • compensated ionizing chamber
    • Reactor core calculations
      • Power distribution and power peaking factors
      • Neutron flux distribution
      • Neutron spectra
      • Kinetic parameters
      • Core management
    • Introduction to computer codes
      • WIMS
      • TRIGLAV
      • MCNP
  • Radiation protection and dosimetry
    • Personnel monitoring
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Practical course on radiation protection and dosimetry
  • Neutron activation analysis
    • Neutron flux characterization of the TRIGA Mark II reactor
    • k0-INAA (short, middle and long irradiation) using KayWin and k0_IAEA programs
    • RNAA for determination of trace elements e.g. I, Se, As in environmental samples
    • Absolute calibration of HPGe detectors
    • Introduction in HyperLab software for peak evaluation of gamma-ray spectra
  • Public information
  • Safety culture
  • Code of conduct
  • Safety assessment and safety evaluations including graded approach
  • Quality assurance related to nuclear installation

Contact for additional information: luka.snoj(at)ijs.si.

Jo┼żef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Phone: (01) 477 39 00, Fax: (01) 251 93 85
info@ijs.si