SCK CEN works actively on the design and construction of a new multi-purpose research plant: MYRRHA, which stands for Multi-purpose HYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications. MYRRHA is a versatile research infrastructure but above all unique. It is the world's first research reactor driven by a particle accelerator.
Versatility in innovation
Purple grey gold
Unlike traditional reactors, cooling the reactor core is not done with water but using a liquid metal mixture of lead (44.5%) and bismuth (55.5%). This mixture offers the advantage that it does not inhibit the fission neutrons. These fast neutrons unlock a variety of applications.
The MYRRHA project pursues the development of four applications:
Discover the world's first research reactor powered by a particle accelerator.
Strengthen the MYRRHA team
The MYRRHA project is growing for which we are looking for different talents.
Researchers currently support our team of engineers that is developing the MYRRHA prototype. In future, MYRRHA will offer them the opportunity to perform fundamental research.
Civil and industrial engineers test, build and maintain MYRRHA. They are the core of this revolutionary project as they will build highly unique infrastructure. Once the installation has been completed, our engineers will also manage MYRRHA.
Management & support
We are looking for the next generation of project managers to manage the multitude of future projects. Service technicians graduated in electromechanical engineering, mechanical engineering and electronics will assume the maintenance of the infrastructure.