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  • SCK CEN - Julio Pacio - Price American Nuclear Society - Best Paper Award (2022)
    25 December '22

    MYRRHA researcher receives US recognition

    MYRRHA researcher Julio Pacio wins Best Paper Award from American Nuclear Society. "It is quite an honour to receive this prestigious award. It is a professional recognition from my fellow scientists," said a proud Julio Pacio. It is the second time in two years that a paper of his has been awarded the prize.

  • 20221212_SCK-CEN-MINERVA-3D-sketch-building
    12 December '22

    Update MINERVA/MYRRHA: 1st license is a fact

    Getting closer to the construction of MYRRHA's particle accelerator

    In September 2022, we established the zero point of the MINERVA plant on our site. In November, we prepared the site for construction works. And now, on Friday 9 December, we received formal approval from the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) to effectively build the installation. This brings the start of MINERVA - the 1st phase of the MYRRHA programme - closer than ever before.

  • 20221209_MYRRHA_MINERVA_First-cavity-ADS
    09 December '22

    Technological milestone for MYRRHA: 1st superconducting cavity is ready

    A true technological milestone has already been achieved for the MYRRHA Accelerator Driven System (ADS)

    MYRRHA’s particle accelerator consists of an injector with an ion source and a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) as well as an assembly of magnets and Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities which were originally designed by IJCLab. After approving the designs and prototyping, SCK CEN’s industrial partner RI Research Instruments GmbH now succeeded in manufacturing and welding a first cavity: a 352 MHz niobium single spoke resonator. Great news, as it marks the realisation of the first superconducting RF accelerating cavity for the Belgian MYRRHA proton linac.