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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.
LILLA allows performing mechanical tests in liquid lead with controlled dissolved oxygen concentrations up to 650°C. The laboratory gives the possibility to study liquid metal embrittlement phenomena, other material-liquid lead interactions, and test lead chemistry instrumentation.
Through performance of qualification tests on candidate structural materials for Generation-IV lead cooled fast reactors and for MYRRHA accelerator-driven research reactor, LILLA contributes to feasibility and safety assessments of the heavy liquid metal coolant technology for nuclear applications.