Inauguration of refurbished linear accelerator at IRMM
On Monday 12 October 2009, the refurbished Geel Electron Linear Accelerator facility (GELINA) was inaugurated by JRC Director-General Roland Schenkel. GELINA is used to measure very accurate neutron data for nuclear energy applications, including waste transmutation and innovative reactor systems.
The inauguration marked the end of a series of improvements made over several years, which have considerably improved the reliability of the system and the quality of the neutron beams produced. GELINA is now equipped with modern state-of-the-art systems adapted to the high demands of present-day neutron data experiments, offering significant operational advantages such as increased throughput of neutron data measurements and more precise measurements.