Researchers of the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen have shown that the solvent used in ElectroSpray Ionisation (ESI), a commonly used ionisation method in mass spectrometry, can influence the structure of relatively simple molecules.
A group of researchers from Rijnhuizen, together with colleagues from Denmark and Germany, has discovered that so-called magnetic islands in fusion reactors can reflect microwaves. Their result was published in Physical Review Letters of 15 September 2009.
The FOM Board of Governors has appointed Professor Niek Lopes Cardozo as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors and of the Executive Board of FOM. In addition, the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has appointed Lopes Cardozo as member and Chair of the Subfield of Physics. Lopes Cardozo will begin on 1 February 2010 and succeeds the current Chairman of the Board of Governors, Executive Board and Subfield of Physics, Professor Ronald Griessen.