Contract signing TSST-Demcon and DIFFER
We celebrate the start of the construction phase of our new infrastructure project PLD4Energy, the Pulsed Laser Deposition Lab for Energy Research. Demcon TSST won the European tender for the largest part of this facility. It’s considered as a first big step towards the realisation of this new facility.
Saeedeh Shahnahpur
On February 11 it’s the ‘International day of women and girls in science’. Time for an interview with Saeedeh Shahnahpur, one of the women working at DIFFER. Since summer 2023, Saeedeh has been working as a project coordinator at DIFFER. What does it mean to her, working in science?In 2023, you made the switch to DIFFER. How come?
Matthijs van Berkel
A new energy record has been announced by EUROfusion and research institutes involved. What does this record mean? What’s the role of DIFFER? And what do ice cold pellets have to do with fusion reactors and these experiments? DIFFER researcher Matthijs van Berkel explains.
Joint European Torus (JET) with a photo of the plasma overlaid
The latest tritium experiments at fusion research facility Joint European Torus (JET) have produced a new energy record. JET, one of the largest and most powerful fusion machines in the world, has demonstrated that it can reliably generate fusion energy while setting a world record in energy output. A major milestone in the field of fusion science and engineering.
Joost Ketelaars en Pol Driesen
At DIFFER, we work on our future energy every day. We offer internal and external scientists a unique machine park with facilities for scientific research. Attention to safe working is a must. At DIFFER, Joost Ketelaars works as health & safety and environmental advisor. Student Pol Driesen worked with him for six months. We asked him about his experiences.