May 19th 2020
Hotel Ruthenium: how hydrogen checks in but never leaves
How does hydrogen form blisters in ruthenium mirrors for extreme UV (EUV) lithography machines? An M2i research project by Chidozie Onwudinanti and colleagues at DIFFER, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente explains the blistering process: a layer of tin contamination acts as a valve that lets hydrogen into the underlying ruthenium, but blocks it from leaving again, writes the team in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
May 14th 2020
Andrea Baldi appointed associate professor at VU
DIFFER group leader Andrea Baldi has been appointed associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Here he will set up a new research group on fundamental and applied nanophotonic approaches to energy conversion, catalysis, and sensing.
May 6th 2020
Vleugje zink haalt tot 50% meer CO2 uit rookgas
Kunnen we sneller en meer CO2 uit het rookgas van energiecentrales en fabrieken filteren? DIFFER-onderzoekers Tesfaye Belete, Michael Gleeson en Richard van de Sanden ontdekten hoe ze het CO2-afvangmateriaal calciumcarbonaat een flinke oppepper kunnen geven door er een vleugje zink aan toe te voegen. Hun aangepaste materiaal vangt tot anderhalf keer zoveel CO2 af als puur calciumcarbonaat, schrijven de onderzoekers in het vakblad Sustainable Materials and Technologies.
May 6th 2020
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May 1st 2020
Gerard van Rooij appointed professor of Plasma Chemistry at Maastricht University
On May 1, 2020, DIFFER group leader Gerard van Rooij has been appointed Professor of Plasma Chemistry at the Faculty of Science at Maastricht University (UM). The appointment of Van Rooij is the first appointment from Maastricht University within Brightsite. Brightsite is a collaboration between Sitech Services, TNO, Brightlands Chemelot Campus and Maastricht University with the aim of making the chemical industry more sustainable at the Chemelot site in Limburg.