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July 30th 2009
3 April 2009
Also this year the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen organizes open houses for students and for the public. The open house for students takes place on Thursday 15 October 2009. The public open house will take place on Sunday 25 October 2009. More detailed information will be available later this year.
July 30th 2009
31 March 2009
Although biologically relevant molecules are widely studied by mass spectrometry, many fundamental questions regarding their gas-phase structure remain, even for the simplest bio-active molecules. Using the free electron laser FELIX, Jos Oomens and coworkers at the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen have identified the deprotonation site of a series of gas-phase amino acids. In general, knowledge of the precise structure of biomolecules is key to understanding their functioning.
July 30th 2009
26 February 2009
The completion of Magnum-PSI's vacuum system attracted quite some publicity. On Monday, February 23th, the Dutch science radio show Hoe?Zo! (Teleac) broadcasted interviews with Wim Koppers, Amy Shumack and Tony Donne. The item discusses the past, present and future of plasma-surface-interactions at FOM Rijnhuizen, and their relevance for the international ITER project.
July 30th 2009
10 February 2009
Post-doctoral researcher dr. Jan-Willem Blokland of the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, the Dutch centre for fusion research, has received one of the ten prestigious Fusion Research Fellowships awarded yearly by the Europese Fusion Development Agreement EFDA. These grants are intended to help excellent young scientists do cutting-edge research into the physics of plasmas and fusion.
July 30th 2009
4 February 2009
An international group of researchers including prof.dr. Wybren Jan Buma from the University of Amsterdam and dr. Anouk Rijs of the FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen have published detailed measurements of so-called rotaxanes. The researchers state that "it is for the first time that this technique is used to map such large and complicated molecules in such detail". The group published their breakthrough in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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