September 26, 2022
ITER tokamak
DIFFER, together with an international consortium, has acquired a service contract for the development and support of the software suite for integrated modeling and analysis of ITER’s plasmas.
August 25, 2022
Carbon dioxide plasma created at the Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique in France. (c) Olivier Guaitella
An international team of researchers, including scientists from DIFFER, present a plasma-based way to produce and separate oxygen within the Martian environment. They published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physics (open access).
July 12, 2022
Jonathan Citrin
Jonathan Citrin, leader of the DIFFER group Integrated Modelling and Transport, recently was awarded a grant from the Netherlands eScience Center and was principal investigator of a consortium awarded an ITER tender for simulation framework development. In this interview he talks about the special group dynamics in the area of nuclear fusion and the beauty of his research field.
July 12, 2022
Matrix screen - credit Compare Fibre via Unsplash
DIFFER, together with Dutch and Polish partners, has been awarded a contract to develop an integrated modeling simulation framework for the fusion reactor ITER. The framework is based on MUSCLE 3, a software library built by the Computational Science Lab (University of Amsterdam) and the Netherlands eScience Center, that facilitates the coupling of different physics models within a single simulation.
July 5, 2022
Artist's impression of DEMO worksite
A special issue of the scientific journal Fusion Engineering & Design presents the state of the art in designing Europe's demonstration fusion power plant DEMO. More than 30 open access articles cover topics from power exhaust to tritium breeding, extraction of high-grade heat from the breeding blanket, remote maintenance for in-vessel components, robust magnet designs, qualified structural and plasma-facing component materials, as well as nuclear safety and integration.