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February 9th 2018
Directeuren NIKHEF, DIFFER, ARCNL en AMOLF ondertekenen Gender Equality Plans
Om de werving en loopbaanontwikkeling van vrouwelijke fysici te bevorderen, ondertekenden de directeuren van de vier NWO-fysica-instituten AMOLF, ARCNL, DIFFER en Nikhef zogenoemde Gender Equality Plans (GEP). De officiële ceremonie vond plaats op maandagavond 22 januari 2018 bij de start van Physics@Veldhoven ten overstaan van de natuurkundegemeenschap.
February 2nd 2018
Trouw national newspaper interviewed DIFFER's director Richard van de Sanden about the possible role for Solar Fuels in connection to stopping natural gas production in Groningen. The article resulted in a radio interview on the same day on national public radio NPO Radio 1.
January 22nd 2018
From food colorants to new battery materials
With a research grant from the NWO program on Materials for Sustainability Mat4Sus, computational scientist Süleyman Er (DIFFER) and his research team will develop new battery materials for stationary electrical energy storage.
November 30th 2017
DIFFER reaches 3750 students and teachers at Fusion Days 2017
From 16-21 November 2017, DIFFER participated in the sixth edition of the Fusion Days at Antwerp University for some 3750 high school students and teachers. DIFFER's Fusion Road Show with its live experiments was again well received as the central event for the Fusion Days. In addition, the students were challenged to participate in the institute's new Energy Quiz on the future of energy.
November 27th 2017
analytical force balance on a dust particle in plasma
The journal Physics of Plasmas has chosen the paper An analytical force balance model for dust particles with size up to several Debye lengths (Damien Aussems et al.) as editor's pick in its November 2017 issue. In the paper, Damien and colleagues detail the various forces that work on a dust grain in a plasma environment during its growth process, which enables them to explain phases in a dust particle's development.

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