Research at the facility is primarily aimed at mitigating the consequences of a severe accident of a nuclear power reactor, minimizing the possibility of destruction of the reactor’s protective barriers (power vessel, concrete base of the reactor), preventing the release of corium and fission products into the environment.

Experimental studies of the conditions for the onset of the corium jet fragmentation entering the pool with sodium coolant and the depth of its penetration into sodium are carried out at the facility, depending on the diameter and speed of the jet.

EAGLE facility allows producing up to 26 kg of molten composition, consisting of high-temperature oxides (UO2, ZrO2, Al2O3) at temperatures up to 3000 °C.