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March 21st 2017
nature light - turning any silicon nanocrystal into a white light emitter
Silicon nanocrystals are promising materials for optical, electronic, medical and renewable energy applications. However, different synthesis techniques produce very different light emission characteristics, usually with low efficiencies. In Nature Light, Ilker Dogan and colleagues demonstrate a technique to turn any silicon nanocrystal into a white light emitter. By deliberately creating defects in nanocrystals, the team managed to create light emission centres which combine to produce a warm-white photoluminescence.
March 1st 2017
RAPTOR week
18 participants from 6 international fusion institutes are meeting at DIFFER for a ‘RAPTOR week’ to discuss ongoing work around the RAPTOR code. RAPTOR is a control-oriented simulation code for tokamak fusion plasmas that is used for various applications. One example is the optimization of plasma scenarios: calculating the precise timing of plasma fueling and heating to achieve the required conditions. The participants, many of which young PhD students and post-docs, will spend the week interacting with other developers and modelers and push their work forward by close collaboration. They will also prepare experiments planned for this year on the ASDEX-Upgrade and TCV tokamaks using their new control tools. This meeting has received support from EUROfusion.
February 17th 2017
Jaime Gómez Rivas
Jaime Gómez Rivas, group leader at DIFFER and professor at the Applied Physics faculty of Eindhoven University of Technology, has won one of the 34 prestigious Vici grants of NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
February 17th 2017
Jaime Gomez Rivas
Jaime Gómez Rivas, groepsleider bij energieinstituut DIFFER en hoogleraar bij de faculteit Technische Natuurkunde van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, heeft een van de 34 felbegeerde Vici-beurzen van ontvangen van NWO, de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek.
January 31st 2017
DIFFER's social media channels have new names (and addresses) as a consequence of the institute's transition to the NWO organisation. On January 1st 2017, our parent organisation FOM was incorporated into NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The DIFFER institute is directly part of NWO now. The transition is part of a governance and organisation change at NWO. This will put NWO in a better position to optimally realise its core tasks, funding of and innovation in Dutch scientific research and the management of eight national research institutes, both now and in the future.

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