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  • 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.

  • SCKCEN - RadoNorm (2020)
    21 September '20

    Largest European study on radiation protection from radon and natural radioactive materials

    56 partners from 26 different countries are investigating the effects of chronic exposure to low doses of radon and other natural radionuclides on humans and the environment. The ultimate goal is to improve risk management and, in doing so, reduce the risk of cancer. The consortium partners are devoting a research budget of 22 million euros to the H2020 project, called RadoNorm. “Which makes it the largest and most comprehensive European study on the subject ever. We are proud to be able to support this study from SCK CEN,” is the message from the researchers involved at SCK CEN, one of the driving forces behind the project.

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    17 July '20

    MYRRHA protons accelerated successfully

    The MYRRHA project has achieved a further important development milestone. For the first time at SCK CEN, researchers succeeded in accelerating a proton beam through the recently connected radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ). The RFQ is a component of the particle accelerator that will drive the sub-critical research reactor. “This is an important achievement in the implementation of the MYRRHA project,” says Hamid Aït Abderrahim, MYRRHA director and deputy director-general of SCK CEN.