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Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN) is a research unit of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), which gathers, together with Technological Development Laboratories ( LDTs), the main human resources, skills and research infrastructure of the former Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN). C2TN is located on the Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear (CTN), Loures.

The Research Center is a crosscutting structure with proven expertise in

♦ Nuclear Physics & Engineering,

♦ Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety,

♦ Radiopharmaceutical Sciences,

♦ d- and f- Element Chemistry & Radiochemistry

♦ Materials Science,

♦ Nuclear and Related Techniques for characterization of Materials, Environment & Cultural Heritage.


C2TN researchers can access specialized equipment and infrastructures, some of them unique in the country.

They use their expertise, the facilities and equipment available, some acquired or updated through competitive funding, to perform both fundamental and applied research, to provide advanced Education & Training and the provision of services not covered by Technological Development Laboratories.

The Center is organized in six multidisciplinary research groups that contribute with their specific expertise to three Thematic Strands.