January 24, 2022
Signing Ceremony MoU TU/e and DIFFER
NWO research institute DIFFER and Eindhoven University of Technology will work together on a national facility for research with high-energy X-rays. For this type of research, Dutch researchers currently need to reserve scarce, expensive time at enormous synchrotrons abroad. However, TU/e is at an advanced development stage of a technology that generates high-energy X-rays with small, relatively inexpensive set-ups. This could boost research into materials for the energy transition, for instance.
January 24, 2022
Signing Ceremony
Onderzoeksinstituut DIFFER en Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) gaan werken aan een nationale faciliteit voor onderzoek met hoge-energieröntgenstraling. Nederlandse onderzoekers moeten voor dit soort onderzoek nu nog dure en schaarse tijd reserveren bij enorme synchrotrons in het buitenland. De TU/e is echter vergevorderd met de ontwikkeling van een technologie die hoge-energieröntgenstraling genereert met kleine en relatief goedkope opstellingen. Hiermee kan bijvoorbeeld onderzoek naar materialen voor de energietransitie een boost krijgen.
January 21, 2022
Nature Communications article January 2022
Researchers of three DIFFER groups have contributed to a new publication in Nature Communications. The research focuses on combining the properties of catalysts and non-thermal plasmas to optimize the productivity and energy efficiency of nitrogen oxidation. The work was done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Notre Dame (USA).
December 16, 2021
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The NWO executive board has awarded thirteen applications in the ECCM KICkstart DE-NL Call. ELEVATION of DIFFER group leader Mihalis Tsampas is co-applicant in one of the awarded projects; a project on earth abundant electrode materials and methane convertson.The project is a collaboration between DIFFER and UTwente on the Dutch side, and  Fumatech, RWThAachen University and FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. The project aims at building an efficient electrolyzer based on earth abundant electrode materials.
December 16, 2021
To make an impact on society with their work on electrolysers for hydrogen production, DIFFER collaborates with EIRES researchers and industrial manufacturer VDL Groep in a project funded by the Brabant Development Agency (BOM). Marius Ponten, Director of Special Projects at VDL Groep: ‘Learning by doing is the fastest route to innovation.’