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April 4th 2019
How nanoparticles focus light from nearby molecules
In ACS Nano, PhD student Ruben Hamans and his colleagues at DIFFER and TU/e show how an array of metallic nanoparticles enhances light emission from nearby fluorescent molecules.
March 27th 2019
Metal doping enhances CO2 capturing material
Materials to capture CO2 from flue gas can be made to operate at up to 50 degrees lower temperatures by adding small amounts of transition metals such as zinc or nickel, report DIFFER researchers Mike Gleeson, Tesfaye Belete and Richard van de Sanden in the Journal of CO2 Utilization.
March 27th 2019
Snufje metaal verbetert afvang van CO2
Door een kleine dosis metaal zoals zink of nikkel werken materialen voor CO2-afvang uit rookgassen al bij tot 50 oC lagere temperatuur dan normaal, ontdekten onderzoekers van het Nederlandse instituut voor energieonderzoek DIFFER. Wetenschappers Mike Gleeson, Tesfaye Belete en Richard van de Sanden publiceerden hun werk in the Journal of CO2 Utilization.
March 27th 2019
ECCM conference 21 June
Friday 21 June the second Netherlands conference on Electrochemical Conversion & Materials (ECCM) will be organized by the ECCM advisory committee, appointed by the Dutch government. The conference is now open for registration. Want to contribute to the parallel sessions of the conference? The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 April 2019.
March 26th 2019
Vapor shielding can regulate temperature of fusion reactor walls
A heat shield of liquid metal automatically limits the temperature of a fusion reactor's inner wall, no matter how high the incoming heat load. PhD candidate Peter Rindt (TU/e and DIFFER) tested 3D-printed prototype holders for liquid metal in DIFFER's research facility Magnum-PSI and discovered that a protective vapor shield above the liquid metal self-regulates the surface temperature to 800-900 oC. Self-repairing and self-protecting liquid walls are an attractive concept for future fusion power plants, where the reactor walls need to withstand extreme temperatures and particle impacts for months to years between repairs. Peter Rindt and colleagues published their tests of liquid-metal infused prototypes in Nuclear Fusion, the leading scientific journal in this field.

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