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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

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29 September '21

European network brings new medical radioisotopes to patients faster

Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions, and enables treating disseminated cancer in particular. However, its effective development has long been limited by the difficult access to radionuclides not yet commercially available. With PRISMAP, this is about to changePicture: ©CERN 2018-2021

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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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