Upcoming events and seminars

We believe in our duty to share knowledge through weekly seminars, regularly workshops and other events. Our weekly seminars at DIFFER (filter the list below for seminars only) cover a wide range of topics and are open to everybody. Please, read more about our seminars and specific information for external visitors at Upcoming seminars.

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List all past seminars organized at DIFFER

Jan Coenen
September 6th 2018
Material issues pose a significant challenge for future fusion reactors like DEMO and highly integrated approach is required. Cracking, oxidation as well as fuel management are driving issues when deciding for new materials. Neutron induced effects e.g. transmutation adding to embrittlement are crucial to material performance. Here advanced materials e.g. Wf/W composites allow the step towards a fusion reactor. Recent developments in the area of Wf/W will be presented showing a possible path towards a component based on standard tungsten production technologies.
Rianne 't Hoen
September 13th 2018
abstract will follow
Juergen Rapp
September 25th 2018
Note the different day of the week. Abstract will follow soon.
Marius Wirtz
September 27th 2018
Plasma facing materials (PFMs) in a fusion device like ITER/DEMO have to withstand severe environmental conditions such as high thermal loads and particle fluxes. These exposure conditions may cause a deterioration of the heat removal capability of the material and/or component. In order to ensure that designs of plasma facing components are suitable for an application under such exposure conditions detailed qualification programs are required.
Wilson Smith
October 18th 2018
abstract will follow