July 30th 2009
25 May 2009
Dutch researchers from the FOM Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen and the Technical University Eindhoven have successfully tested a new system to keep instabilities in future fusion reactors in check. Their 'in-sightline feedback system', installed on the German TEXTOR experiment, is capable of detecting so-called magnetic islands with great precision and immediately suppress them. The technology will be of great importance for ITER, the international fusion experiment being build in the south of France.
July 30th 2009
29 April 2009
"Very good to excellent" is how an international external evaluation panel, chaired by prof. dr. Friedrich Wagner (director of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics), judged the FOM Institute Rijnhuizen and its three scientific departments at the end of 2008. The department GUTHz even ranked "excellent" in the evaluation, the highest mark possible. In a letter to Rijnhuizen, director dr. Hans Chang of the FOM foundation conveys the congratulations of the FOM Executive Board. Together with FOM, the General Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) also expresses its appreciation for the excellent performance of FOM-Rijnhuizen.
July 30th 2009
16 April 2009
Prof.dr. Niek Lopes Cardozo, head of the Fusion Physics department at FOM-Rijnhuizen, is leaving the institute to assume a full professorship at Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e).
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.