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MYRRHA is the world’s first large scale Accelerator Driven System project at power levels scalable to industrial systems. MYRRHA offers unparalleled research opportunities in spent nuclear fuel, nuclear medicine and fundamental and applied physics. The MYRRHA consortium welcomes international partners and investors.


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Nuclear waste treatment

SCK CEN works actively on the design and construction of a new multi-purpose research plant: MYRRHA, which stands for Multi-purpose HYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications.  MYRRHA is a versatile research infrastructure but above all unique. It is the world's first research reactor driven by a particle accelerator.


Nuclear medicine

MYRRHA will take on the production of theranostic radio-isotopes (for diagnostic examinations and therapeutic treatment). With MYRRHA, SCK CEN also focuses on the development of new therapeutic radio-isotopes that can fight cancer cells in a more targeted way and thereby significantly reduce the side effects for patients. As from 2027, the accelerator will produce radio-isotopes for medical purposes.


Nuclear science

The MYRRHA research infrastructure paves the way for countless promising technologies and applications, but is also a magnet for fundamental nuclear research in various scientific disciplines such as nuclear physics, atomic physics and fundamental interactions. The project also contribute massively to fusion reactor physics, since a dedicated fusion neutron channel at MYRRHA will contribute to fusion material research programs.

Latest news

01 June '23

Colloquiem - Nuclear waste: incineration and transmutation

Very pleased to have contributed to the ACS colloquiem on 25 May 2023. In Luxemburg, Hamid Aït Abderrahim (MYRRHA ivzw), Adrian Fabich (SCK CEN) and Peter Baeten (SCK CEN) took the floor, together with: The Presidency of the Senate, Mrs Marion Dupuis, Gérard Longuet, Mrs Sabrina Mantega, Mrs Nicole Pererathe, Roger Garbil, Vincent Charlet, Luc Gaffet, Bernard Salha, Hervé Maillart, Robert Pays, Bertrand Morel, Vesseron Philippe, Dominique Vignon, Jean-Pol Poncelet, Peter Baeten, Fanny Farget, Guy Wormser, Jean-Luc Alexandre, Stefano Buono, Valerie Faudon and Franklin Servan-Schreiber.

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Building plan

About MYRRHA's construction plan and the implementation phases.

Science goals

Discover which 3 main applications the MYRRHA project pursues the development of.


What economic impact does MYRRHA guarantee?

Science output

Browse our dissertations and publications.


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