Reactor Physics Department (F8) Home Page
Department research in reactor physics is oriented mostly into
new methods for power and research reactor calculations, where
special attention is given to the calibration and benchmarking
of nuclear data and computational methods. Complete
power reactor core design package has been developed by
Department's researchers. This core design package is being
used to calculate fuel cycles for Krsko Nuclear Power Plant
since its initial startup. New “Rod Insertion” method for
control cluster worth measurement and relevant measuring
equipment, which enables significant reduction of time needed
for post-refuelling startup tests of a nuclear power plant was
developed at our department. Code packages and methods for
research reactors, like our Ljubljana TRIGA reactor were
developed. We also perform neutron transport
calculations for JET – Joint European Torus.
The main research area in Plasma physics laboratory is
development of plasma diagnostics inside fusion devices.
Our research in the field of medical physics is directed
towards the image-guided cancer therapy.
Semiconductor physics research is mostly oriented towards
better understanding of metal – semiconductor junction and
development of organic semiconductors.
More about research areas of the Reactor Physics Department:
- Reactor Physics
- Plasma Physics
- Medical Physics
- Semiconductor Physics
More about the work of the Reactor Physics Department by individual years is in Annual reports (JSI link).
Reactor Physics Department offers undergraduate and graduate
students the opportunity to work
and research at our laboratories. We are offering a
variety of opportunities to be supervised by a national's top
researchers in this field. Become a member of the dynamic,
productive and efficient team.
For more information please visit Dr. Luka Snoj Home
or contact him with e-mail
Two members of the Reactor Physics Department received an award at the International conference NENE2023:
Tanja Goričanec for the best article by a young author and Anže Pungerčič for the best poster.
On 23 June 2023, a presentation of the international fusion
project IFMIF DONES was organized at the ICJT. After the presentation, a tour of the TRIGA reactor was organized.
This year, several courses have already been organised at the TRIGA reactor, led by the members of the department F8.
In June, students from
EPSRC Nuclear Energy Futures CDT Programme (at Imperial College London) attended the course. Photo: S. Pleško
During the Strategy days of the Department F8, we visited the pumped-storage hydro power plant Avče on the Soča river.
Photo of the participants of the excursion under the plant main valve.
More about pumped-storage hydro power plant Avče:
Energy Perspectives: The Pumped-Storage Hydro Power Plant Avče on Soča .
More phothos from Strategy days.
Film on YouTube from TRIGA reactor for:
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Reactor Criticality.
Created by: Sebastian Pleško, Tanja Goričanec and Julijan Peric.
On the 5th of May, 2022 was at Reactor Center Podgorica the ninth Conference of Young Generation of NSS.
Home page of the Conference is available here online.
Film about department in the
year 2020 by Jan Malec.
From 28th September to 2nd October, 2020 was organized Dedicated
Practical Educational Course ‘’Experimental reactor physics’’
for students from Uppsala University at JSI TRIGA reactor.
Course was first time, because of the covid-19 organized
From September 7 to 10, 2020, the Department of Reactor Physics
successfully organized the international conference NENE2020.
Due to Covid-19, the conference was for the first time in a hybrid format.
NENE 2020 Conference Proceedings are available here online.
During the two-week invited visit at the University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Dr.
Alireza Haghighat from Virginia Tech had the
course at Reactor center of the Jozef Stefan Institute,
For more information, you can see the agenda for the course
"Particle Transport Methods and Application".
During his visit, discussions were held on further cooperation
between Virginia Tech and JSI.
From 26th to 30th March, 2018 was organized MIT Dedicated
Practical Educational Course "Experimental reactor physics" at
More information and photos:
On the 26th February, 2018
was at Reactor Center Podgorica the fifth Conference of Young
Generation of NSS.
Home page is available here online.
On the 27th February, 2017 was at Reactor Center Podgorica the
fourth Conference of Young Generation of Reactor Physics
Book of abstracts is available here online.
Pictures from the conference.