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Contact / Project Management
Frank Heberling
Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (KIT-INE)
Phone: +49 721 608-24782

Participating Institutions


Collaboration and the use of synergies is vital for modern research. Over the past three years, we developed and deepened our relationship between German universities, research centers and especially our colleagues in Switzerland and Spain. By this combination of know-how, creativity and resources, we were able to study many systems on a state-of-the-art level.

The understanding of immobilisation processes is crucial for the safety assessment of deep geological repositories for nuclear waste. The list of publications and contributions to international conferences shows the general interest of the scientific community in this field not only from  nuclear perspective but also endorsing environmental aspects.

During the active project phase, we were able to cooperate with several user facilities all over the world to gain access to unique and outstanding techniques (see image below). Be it microscopic, spectroscopic or computational methods- the use of these techniques enabled us to study and better understand immobilisation processes on a molecular level.

 External User Facilities