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March 23rd 2018
Seminar
There have been major developments recently in the understanding of the very edge of tokamak plasmas. New experimental analyses, coupled with new heuristic theoretical understanding, has led to a simple and accurate model for the width of the narrow region of plasma that is scraped off the plasma edge and ultimately strikes material surfaces, the Scrape Off Layer or SOL. Furthermore, the model predicts instability at the edge, due to the strong pressure gradient in the SOL, at just the point in edge density where good plasma confinement is experimentally found to be lost.
March 22nd 2018
Event
TU/e Energy Day on Renewable Fuels and Chemicals In the future energy system, renewable fuels and chemicals are envisaged to fulfill the need for seasonal storage of energy, to provide clean dense energy carriers for transport and mobility, and to supply (chemical) industries with sustainable feedstocks. With Power-to-X technologies, CO2, H2O, and/or N2 ‘waste’ can be upgraded to ‘circular’ fuels and chemicals (X) in processes powered by renewable electricity (P).
March 15th 2018
Seminar
The talk will deliver general and most basic information about the impact of neutron irradiation on the properties/performance of the most common fusion materials currently being considered for the application in ITER and beyond.
March 1st 2018
Seminar
In the future we will increasingly be surrounded by intelligent technology; both inside our homes as outside on the street, in visible as well as invisible ways. Cars will evolve into iPads on wheels and all kinds of robots will help do our job and take care for the ill and elderly. Living with a private robot will be as common as keeping a pet. Every day the interaction between humans and technology will increase. It will change society and this revolution offers opportunities for solving social problems.
February 15th 2018
Seminar
Divertor power exhaust is one of the remaining challenges in the design of successful fusion power plants. Usually, one has to resort to plasma edge codes to extrapolate the current understanding of divertor exhaust physics towards the operational windows anticipated in reactors. It is generally accepted that partially detached divertor operation will be required to mitigate heat loads to the divertor targets. However, the speed and convergence of the edge codes become serious bottlenecks in these highly-collisional regimes.

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