Research and other cooperation of research infrastructure

Research and other cooperation of research infrastructure

The most important national cooperation is cooperation with the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Czech Academy of Sciences, where reactor LVR-15 provides horizontal channels for activities in basic research in the field of neutron physics. The same is true for the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of Czech Technical University in Prague. Research infrastructure is interconnected with infrastructures CANAM and SUSEN, which depend directly on the LVR-15 as a neutron source for their research activities.

National co-operation is also carried out in the framework of joint projects funded by national research and development programs, for example ARMAT project where infrastructure cooperates with several institutions and schools such as the University of Chemical Technology in Prague.

Research teams using the infrastructure are involved in international projects where research infrastructure cooperates with major players in the field of nuclear research in Europe:

  • The projects under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development 
    • ARCADIA (Assessment of Regional Capabilities for New Reactors Development)
    • ARCHER (Advanced High-Temperature Reactors for Cogeneration of Heat and Electricity Research & Development)
    • ALLIANCE (Implementing Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle in Central Europe)
    • MATTER (Materials Testing and Rules)
    • NC2I-R (Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative – Research and Development Coordination)
    • SCWR/FQT (Supercritical Water Reactor – Fuel Qualification Test)
    • CORONA (Regional Center of Competence for VVER Technology)
    • MATISSE (Materials’ Innovations for a Safe and Sustainable nuclear in Europe)
  • Projects under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme 
    • CORONA2 (Regional Center of Competence for VVER Technology)
  • On the LVR-15 there will be carried out preliminary experiments for research reactor Jules Horowitz
  • LR-0 reactor contributes regularly to international database of experimental results for benchmarking of computer codes. This database is freely available to anyone in the scientific community and serves to promote and improve nuclear safety of existing nuclear installations.

Cooperation with industry takes place via two mechanisms. The first is a contractual research and the second is to provide services for the industry. These two economic activities do not exceed 20% of the usable capacity of research infrastructure. Contract research and services take place on the basis of individual contracts with industrial companies.