SCK•CEN at your service

SCK•CEN is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence for research on the safety of nuclear installations, radiation protection and decommissioning. Our research reactors, specialized laboratories and irradiation facilities are suited for various kinds of research activities, analysis and tests.

SCK•CEN delivers services to internal clients, the nuclear industry, the medical sector and the government.

Radiation protection dosimetry and calibration
  • Anthropogammametry
  • Dosimetry
  • Non-nuclear calibrations
  • Nuclear calibrations
  • Instrumentation service


  • Gamma irradiations
  • High neutron flux irradiation
  • Radioisotope production
  • Silicon doping
  • Calibrated neutron flux irradiation

Reactor dosimetry

Decommissioning and decontamination

Filter tests

Low-level radioactivity measurements
  • Sampling, sample preparation and sample management
  • Gross alpha and beta counting
  • Gamma-ray spectrometry
  • Actinide and polonium measurements
  • Radium and radon measurements
  • Strontium and iodine measurements
  • Liquid scintillation counting
  • Source preparation
  • Neutron activation analysis 

Material testing

  • Radiochemical analysis
  • Structural materials
  • Mechanical and corrosion analysis
  • Microstructural and non-destructive analysis
SCK•CEN maintains a Quality Assurance (QA) system according to the international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

Education & Training

The SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology organizes training courses on radiation protection, waste & disposal, decommissioning, nuclear technology and other nuclear topics. We also offer academic courses and programmes for graduate students and PhD and post-doc researchers.

Learn more about our education and training activities on the SCK•CEN Academy website.