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October 11th 2018
Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction has the dual-promise of neutralizing carbon emissions in the near future, while providing a long-term pathway to create energy-dense chemicals and fuels from atmospheric CO2. The field has advanced immensely in recent years, taking significant strides towards commercial realization. While catalyst innovations have played a pivotal role in increasing the product selectivity and activity of both C1 and C2 products, slowing advancements indicate that electrocatalytic performance may be approaching a hard cap.
October 7th 2018
Open dag
Onderzoeksinstituut DIFFER doet samen met de hele wereld onderzoek naar duurzame energie voor de toekomst. Op zondag 7 oktober a.s. kun je komen kijken hoe we dat doen. En je mening laten horen! Open dag DIFFER - 7 oktober 2018
October 4th 2018
This talk includes a general introduction of Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP), Chengdu, China. All its 3 sub-units will be introduced, including the Center for Fusion Science, the Plasma Application Center and the Engineering and Technical College. The focus will be put on the fusion research activities at SWIP, which emphasizes on 1) tokamak program of HL-2A and HL-2M; 2) fusion reactor materials and PWI; 3) key fusion technology and reactor design; and 4) the progress of ITER procurement packages at SWIP. Collaborative research topics will also be proposed.  
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.
September 25th 2018
Note the different day of the week. The availability of future fusion devices such as a Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) or DEMO greatly depends on long operating lifetimes of plasma facing components in their divertors. ORNL is designing the Material-Plasma Exposure eXperiment (MPEX), a superconducting magnet, steady state device to address the plasma material interactions of fusion reactors. MPEX will utilize a new high-intensity plasma source concept based on RF technology.