MYRRHA: A Flexible and Fast Spectrum Irradiation Facility

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MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is a multipurpose research facility currently being developed at SCK•CEN. MYRRHA is based on the ADS (Accelerator Driven System) concept where a pro-ton accelerator, a spallation target and a subcritical reactor are coupled. MYRRHA will be able to work in both critical as subcritical modes, enabling the facility to target a broad range of R&D applications. In this paper, the most recent developments of the design of the MYRRHA facili-ty are presented, as well as the irradiation performance of MYRRHA


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThorium Energy for the World
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the TheC13 Conference, CERN, Globe of Sience and Innovation
EditorsJean-Pierre Revol, Yacine Kadi, Maurice Bourquin, Egil Lillestol, Jean-Christophe de Mestral, Karel Samec
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-26542-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-26540-7
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2016
EventTheC13 - Thorium Energy Conference - Genève - CERN, Genève, Switzerland
Duration: 28 Oct 201331 Oct 2013


ConferenceTheC13 - Thorium Energy Conference - Genève


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