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December 13th 2019
DIFFER celebrates its 60th birthday with the symposium Energizing the Future. Themes of the day are the future directions of energy research on solar fuels and fusion energy. In 1959, the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen was founded to become the Dutch home base for research into fusion energy. “Let us make a sun on earth”, that was the mission of the institute.
November 29th 2019
Paola Diomede (DIFFER) has been awarded an NWO-KLEIN grant for research on the conversion of molecules into valuable chemicals like fertilizers by means of plasmas. She will develop a new model for vibrationally excited molecules to answer the fundamental questions that cannot be answered by current models.
November 28th 2019
Anja Bieberle-Hütter was elected work group leader of the EU COST Action “Computational materials sciences for efficient water splitting with nanocrystals from abundant elements”.
November 14th 2019
Aviation is one of the least tractable of industries to decarbonize. The European research project KEROGREEN offers a pathway to synthesizing sustainable kerosene from air and water. Researchers and industry gathered on the 15 November 2019 at DIFFER to share their work and views.
November 7th 2019
“It’s like watching atoms wrestle for oxygen.” DIFFER-researcher Vasileios Kyriakou describes the formation process of nanoparticles, seen in real-time with an advanced electron microscope. An international team of researchers observed the controlled formation of nanoparticles in inorganic perovskite materials. The result is published in ACS Nano and was highlighted by Science.

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