MYRRHA Project Achieves an Important Development Milestone

The MYRRHA project has achieved a development milestone after researchers at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN) succeeded for the first time 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, under construction at Mol in Belgium.

“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.

The MYRRHA project is one of the most innovative research projects to be built in the European Union in the next decades.

MYRRHA contributes significantly to society. It will enable research on innovative options on the treatment of high-level nuclear waste.

In addition, MYRRHA will be crucial for research and production of innovative radioisotopes for cancer diagnosis and less invasive treatment.

Read more on SCK•CEN Press Release.