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ISOL@MYRRHA User workshop

The workshop was held on 22-24 June 2022 in a full online format, in the afternoon (from 1 pm to 5 pm CET), with invited/contributed talks and discussions sessions.

22/06/2022 - 24/06/2022

Fully online (Zoom)
From 1 pm to 5 pm CET



ISOL@MYRRHA is the new ISOL facility that will be built at the Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN in Mol within the larger MYRRHA project on accelerator driven system (ADS).

In its first phase, the facility will receive a proton beam of 100 MeV with up to 500 μA on target (200 μA for actinide targets). ISOL@MYRRHA will feature a research program including fundamental research in subatomic physics, research with radioactive probes in condensed and soft matter, and radioisotope production for nuclear medicine.

In preparation for day-1 experiments after completion of the commissioning of the facility, it is now the time for future users to shape the facility to their needs and expectations on the basis of their future plans. In this first user workshop, we plan on

  • Introducing MYRRHA and its ISOL facility
  • Discussing the main scientific challenges that this facility could tackle
  • Brainstorming on how the facility can best answer the needs of its future user community
  • Shaping the user community for ISOL@MYRRHA


Agenda of the meeting

Please consult the timetable here.

If you plan to connect to any of these meetings, please make sure you register first.

Plenary sessions


  • Jun 22, 2022 01:00 PM Brussels,
  • Jun 23, 2022 01:00 PM Brussels,
  • Jun 24, 2022 01:00 PM Brussels

Selected presentations are available:

  • GAMS - a possible high resolution/high dynamic range gamma spectroscopy setup for ISOL@MYRRHA
    by Michael Jentschel (ILL)
  • Investigating solid-state systems and soft matter using radioactive ion beams
    by Karl Johnston (CERN)
  • The Matter's Origin from RadioActivity experiment
    by Pierre Delahaye (GANIL)
  • Second generation Al18F-labeled D-amino acid based peptide for CXCR4 targeted molecular imaging
    by Muriel Spahn (KU Leuven)
  • Making Sm-153 available for targeted radionuclide therapy
    by Maarten Ooms (SCK CEN)
  • Site-specific Tb-labelling of antibody fragments
    by Irwin Cassells (SCK CEN/KU Leuven)
  • Prospects for implementation of emission channeling and perturbed angular correlation techniques at ISOL@MYRRHA
    by Ulrich Wahl (Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear)
  • Radioactive molecules
    by Athanasakis Kaklamanakis Michail (CERN/KU Leuven)
  • Prospects for high resolution in-source spectroscopy using cross laser / atom beam geometry: Nuclear structure investigation on actinium isotopes with ISOLDE’s new ion source PI-LIST
    by Reinhard Heinke (CERN)

Parallel topical panels

  • Panel discussion Nuclear Structure
  • Panel discussion Fundamental Interactions
  • Panel discussion Solid State and Soft Matter Physics
  • Panel discussion Medical Radioisotopes


  • Dr. Lucia Popescu (SCK CEN) – Co-Chair
  • Prof. Thomas Elias Cocolios (KU Leuven) – Co-Chair
  • Dr. Frederik Cleeren (UZ Leuven)
  • Prof. Lino da Costa Pereira (KU Leuven)
  • Prof. Ruben de Groote (KU Leuven)
  • Prof. Gerda Neyens (KU Leuven)
  • Dr. Jarno  Van de Walle (SCK CEN)

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