EN | FR | NL

The Belgian MYRRHA ADS project: recent developments and future perspectives.


12/01/2017

10th annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through Nuclear Research and Education (NUCLEAR-2017) Pitesti (Roumanie), May 2017. Journal of Nuclear Research and Development, Vol. 14, December 2017, 3-8.

Since 1998 SCK•CEN is developing the MYRRHA project as an accelerator driven system (ADS) based on the lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) as a coolant of the reactor and a material for its spallation target. MYRRHA is a flexible fast-spectrum pool-type research irradiation facility, also serving since the FP5 EURATOM framework as the backbone of the Partitioning & Transmutation (P&T) strategy of the European Commission concerning the ADS development in the third pillar of this strategy. MYRRHA is proposed to the international community of nuclear energy and nuclear physics as a pan-European large research infrastructure in ESFRI to serve as a multipurpose fast spectrum irradiation facility for various fields of research. In this paper, we present the current design of MYRRHA and the updated implementation strategy.

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!

Discover our jobs