November 13th 2009
13 November 2009 The FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen has received an FO male/female stimulation grant from the FOM Foundation, to retain the Veni award winner Dr Anouk Rijs on staff. A sum of over € 200,000 will be disbursed on condition that Dr Rijs obtains a permanent post as senior researcher. The grant is part of the FO male/female Stimulation Programme, set up in order to retain female physicists in research. Dr Rice will also receive the Athena subsidy from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Chemical Sciences. The Chemical Sciences Athena subsidy is named after Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. A sum of € 100,000 will be disbursed over a period of three years.
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.