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Applications are open for the SCK CEN Heavy Metal Summer School 2023

21 March '23

The next edition of the SCK CEN Heavy Metal summer school will be organised from 12 to 16 June 2023, back-to-back with the Graspop Metal Meeting.


Heavy liquid metal (HLM) coolants offer new perspectives for the development of innovative nuclear systems for nuclear waste transmutation and energy production. The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) is working on the development of the HLM cooled MYRRHA accelerator driven system (ADS). MYRRHA will serve as an ADS demonstrator for transmutation, as an HLM reactor pilot plant and it will be used as an irradiation tool for research. With this, it is at the forefront of HLM nuclear technology worldwide. 

During the SCK CEN Heavy Metal summer school, participants will gain insight into the state-of-the-art research focused to the development of MYRRHA and other HLM-based nuclear systems. The summer school will cover several aspects of HLM technology that are essential for the engineering design and safety of nuclear systems. 

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This training course is free of charge, but registration is mandatory via the application procedure available at our website. Application deadline is May 22, 2023.

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