December 3rd 2020
It sounds like a do-it-yourself project: take a tube light and convert it into a chemical  reactor. Yet DIFFER researcher Edwin Devid receives a NWO XS grant to do just that. Within a year, Devid wants to build a device that can efficiently convert CO2 into green chemicals and fuels with renewable electricity.
November 19th 2020
DIFFER organized a celebration event to thank former director Richard van de Sanden for his 10 years giving guidance to the institute. The celebration was on November 26, 2020.
November 17th 2020
Tijs Wijkamp won the Shell Graduation Award for Physics 2020 for the master project he carried out at DIFFER. The award is one of the annual Young Talent Awards by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities).
Tijs Wijkamp, photo Bart van Overbeeke
October 30th 2020
Plasmas consisting of electrons and positrons may have previously unexpected instability, which can have impact on astrophysical and lab-based phenomena. DIFFER scientists formed an international team to investigate this exotic state of matter. The results can be used in research on fusion relevant plasmas. Source: AIP, Anashe Bandari
October 29th 2020
A flash of purple plasma followed by applause echoing over a video connection: on 29 October 2020, the UK's new fusion device MAST Upgrade officially commenced operation. DIFFER has helped to develop a new imaging system and the control engineering systems to stabilize the plasma. Source: EUROfusion, Gieljan de Vries