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2018_MYRRHA SCK CEN

MYRRHA

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.

About MYRRHA

In the picture

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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.

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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.

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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

MYRRHA (2022) - In lijn met het EURATOM-verdrag
02 June '22

Opinion issued by the European Commission: MYRRHA in line with Euratom treaty

Article 41 of the Euratom Treaty specifies that the European Commission must be notified of new nuclear investment projects. The nuclear research centre SCK CEN and MYRRHA AISBL have informed the European Commission of the innovative research facility MYRRHA, its ambitions and its technical specifications. Following an analysis, the European Commission has ruled that the future nuclear facility meets the objectives of the Euratom Treaty and has given consent for the project. The European Commission wishes to be informed of any substantial changes that take place during the implementation of the project.

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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.

You & MYRRHA

What economic impact does MYRRHA guarantee?

Science output

Browse our dissertations and publications.

Jobs

Are you interested in working on the realisation of MYRRHA?

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