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  • SCKCEN - Cryomodule MYRRHA (2020)
    27 November '20

    Superconductivity and French prototype: a crucial milestone coming up for MYRRHA

    In order to accelerate MYRRHA’s proton beam, researchers need superconductivity. Superconductivity is the phenomenon whereby electrical resistance of some materials vanishes below a certain temperature. The temperature needed for MYRRHA is 2 kelvins. The ideal conditions will be created by cryomodules of which the French company SDMS, La Chaudronnerie Blanche recently developed a prototype. MYRRHA is one step closer to reaching a new milestone.

  • SCK CEN - Infrastructuur BR2 (2019)
    19 November '20

    Coronavirus will not get the better of SCK CEN: more than 9 million cancer patients received help

    SCK CEN took stringent measures to guard against the coronavirus in its research centre – and certainly in its BR2 research reactor. “The production of medical radioisotopes cannot be allowed to stop under any circumstances. People's lives depend on it,” says Eric van Walle, Director-General at SCK CEN. The federal government recognised this too, naming SCK CEN an essential service. The research centre continued its work at full pace and successfully. More than 9 million cancer patients have been helped by SCK CEN's production in the BR2 research reactor.

  • SCKCEN - Highlights (2020)
    12 October '20

    Our brand new annual report is here!

    The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre presents you the highlights of 2019. In this annual report we have compiled a number of striking examples of new developments in the areas in which SCK CEN operates.