We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten is one of the most powerful multi-purpose materials testing reactors in the world. It is owned by the European Commission and operated by the Dutch Nuclear Research and consultancy Group.
The HFR is a tank in pool type light water-cooled and moderated reactor, operated at 45 MW. It offers a variety of irradiation facilities in the reactor core, in the reflector region and in the poolside facility. It is used for different commercial applications (e.g. production of medical radio-isotopes, doping of silicon) and for nuclear R&D.
Examples for research carried out in the HFR are:
For more information: HFR annual report 2014