Description of the organization
The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre is a foundation of public utility under the supervision of the Belgian Secretary of State for Energy. With laboratories in Mol and a registered office in Brussels, it is one of the largest research centres in Belgium. About 700 people work on the development of peaceful industrial and medical applications of ionising radiation and study the impact on man and the environment. . Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. In the course of our work, there are three main research topics:
We offer various services and operate BR2, a Material Test Reactor (MTR) with a very high neutron flux, BR1, a graphite-gas research reactor, GUINEVERE a zero-power-critical-facility, several gamma irradiation facilities, a laboratory for High and Medium Activity and Nuclear analysis, as well as different chemical laboratories. Through the EIG EURIDICE, an economic interest grouping between SCK•CEN and ONDRAF/NIRAS, we run our Underground Research Laboratory HADES. Also noteworthy are our European demonstration programs for PWR dismantling and MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications), an Accelerator Driven System (ADS) under development in Mol. The SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology (academy.sckcen.be) has a specific task to foster the transfer of nuclear knowledge, skills and attitudes towards students and professionals who are active in the nuclear field.
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