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February 14th 2019
Stellarators, the twisted siblings of the axisymmetric fusion experiments called tokamaks, have historically suffered from confining the heat of the plasma insufficiently compared with tokamaks and were therefore considered to be less promising candidates for a fusion reactor. This has changed, however, with the advent of stellarators in which the laminar transport is reduced by shaping the magnetic field accordingly. As in tokamaks, the turbulent transport remains as the now dominant transport channel.
February 7th 2019
Solar energy driven processes with H2O and CO2 as basic feedstocks can produce ‘‘solar fuels’’ that could substitute their fossil based counterparts. This presentation summarizes the main findings of techno-economic research on systems that can generate different types of fuels with renewable energy as starting point. These ‘‘renewable fuels’’ could potentially play a key role in future energy systems, both as a storage medium in the power sector and as an energy carrier in e.g. the transport sector, or deliver fundamental building blocks for the chemical industry.
January 31st 2019
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals are versatile nanomaterials, whose properties are determined by their size, shape (quantum dots and nanorods, nanosheets, nanowires), composition, and compositional profile (i.e., single component, gradient or homogeneous alloy, doped, heterostructured). Heterostructured semiconductor nanocrystals (hetero-NCs) are particularly attractive, since they allow the spatial localization of photogenerated charge carriers to be manipulated by controlling the band offsets between the materials that are combined at the heterointerface.
January 30th 2019
PhD defense
Branka Vanovac defends her PhD thesis "Low-frequency inter-ELM pedestal modes at ASDEX Upgrade" on Wednesday 30 January 2019, at 16h in room 4 of the TU/e Auditorium.
January 24th 2019
The main lines of the climate agreement are now known, but what do we actually want precisely? And can we direct this transition? Or will we be overtaken by technology? This seminar will be on policy, scenarios, heat pumps and the sense and nonsense of hydrogen.