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MYRRHA, a world first in many ways

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) is actively working on designing and building this multifunctional research installation in Mol. MYRRHA is the very first prototype in the world of a nuclear reactor, driven by a particle accelerator with a significant thermal output. Discover what MYRRHA is all about and how you can contribute to this future-oriented challenge.

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Safe, efficient and waste-reducing

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It is vitally important to ensure that an innovative research installation can be operated safely. MYRRHA's Accelerator Driven System has two major advantages:

  • Nuclear reactions can be easily and safely controlled
  • The volume of radioactive waste will be reduced considerably

Radioisotopes for the world

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Our world is seriously in need of medical radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating a number of diseases, such as cancer:

  • MYRRHA will meet increasing demand
  • MYRRHA will guarantee global supply

Materials and fuels for new reactors

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MYRRHA is designed to to take over and extend the role of an existing reactor that is playing a major role in international research.

  • MYRRHA is building on the past
  • MYRRHA will enable the execution of smart irradiation tests

Come and work at MYRRHA

Would you like to be part of making this innovative and challenging research installation a reality? We need bright people with a scientific, operational and international background who are full of enthusiasm and who believe in the future of what we are doing. Join the MYRRHA team!

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News

Flemish Ministers Jan Jambon and Hilde Crevits praise research into nuclear medicine

03/12/2019

On Monday 2 December, Jan Jambon, Minister-President of the Flemish government, and Hilde Crevits, Vice Minister-President, visited MYRRHA and the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) in Mol. They were briefed inter alia on the contribution by MYRRHA to the fight against cancer and towards a solution for nuclear waste. “These efforts can make a difference”, states Jan Jambon, Flemish Minister-President, after the visit.

MYRRHA ISOL system development reaches its first milestone

29/11/2019

The development of MYRRHA’s ISOL (Isotope Separation OnLine) target facility reached its first milestone with a successful integrity test of its target container. Together with steady progress in other Phase 1 sub projects, the milestone confirms that the MYRRHA project is firmly on track.

The very best in the world gather for the MYRRHA World Days

05/11/2019

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) organises the MYRRHA World Days this week. 220 policy makers, scientists and investors from 23 countries will participate in the event, among whom Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize winner in Physics and father of the technology on which the MYRRHA project is based.

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