October 20th 2009
20 October 2009 Researchers from FOM-Rijnhuizen have refined the calibration of the standard procedure to measure wall erosion in future fusion reactors. Ph.D. student Jeroen Westerhout discovered that the calibration technique yields much more signal at relatively low plasma temperatures (around 10,000 °C) than predicted by theory. The research results in a better calibration of the wall erosion, an important factor in the success of energy producing fusion experiments like ITER. They published their results in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
October 7th 2009
7 October 2009
October 1st 2009
Memory effects in Electrospray ionisation 30 September 2009
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.
September 18th 2009
18 September 2009
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.
September 8th 2009
8 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.