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16 January 2023

In search of the coveted safer, better, longer-lasting battery: BatteryNL kicks off

In search of the coveted safer, better, longer-lasting battery: BatteryNL kicks off

On the 12th of January a large number of parties involved in the development of batteries in the Netherlands – small companies, multinationals and knowledge institutes – attended the kick off of the BatteryNL consortium. Their goal is to develop the next generation of batteries within eight years based on a better understanding of material interfaces.

06 December 2022

Medical experts and engineers speak each other’s language in Delft

Medical experts and engineers speak each other’s language in Delft

An outpatients’ centre for cancer patients is certainly not the first thing you would expect to encounter on TU Delft campus. ‘But the decision to choose Delft as the location for the Holland Proton Therapy Centre has actually proved to be a very smart move’, says Medical Director Prof. Marco van Vulpen. The location alongside the TU Delft Reactor Institute offers an excellent opportunity for clinicians and engineers to collaborate closely.

29 November 2022

In search of the coveted safe, better, longer-lasting battery: BatteryNL

In search of the coveted safe, better, longer-lasting battery: BatteryNL

Everyone who works on the development of batteries in the Netherlands, small companies, multinationals and knowledge institutes, has joined together in the BatteryNL consortium to develop the next generation of batteries within eight years based on a better understanding of material interfaces. Prof. M. (Marnix) Wagemaker (TU Delft - Faculty of Applied Sciences) is the project leader of a €9.3 million project funded by NWO-ORC.

22 November 2022

Taking a look at the 3,000-year-old sword

Taking a look at the 3,000-year-old sword

The Ommerschans sword is one of the most important pieces from Dutch prehistory and is part of the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities. This extraordinary sword has now been examined at the TU Delft Reactor Institute, in search of information about its composition and method of making.

22 November 2022

Fossil free fuels for floating power plants

Fossil free fuels for floating power plants

TU Delft, the Netherlands and Seaborg Technologies, Denmark, started a one year project on the investigation of fuel molten salt chemistry for the development of an innovative molten salt nuclear reactor design. The researchers at TU Delft are Dr Anna Smith (Associate Professor) and Lukasz Ruszczynski (Postdoc). Seaborg Technologies’ vision is to deliver clean, cost-competitive, and safe energy with their promising Compact Molten Salt Reactor (CMSR) concept.

20 October 2022

New heat pump material to combat global warming

New heat pump material to combat global warming

Current coolant gases from air conditioners and fridges either contribute a significant amount to global warming, or otherwise they are dangerous to use. Bowei Huang and Michael Maschek from the Delft company Magneto are working on a safe and environmental friendly alternative for cooling: a unique solid material for heat pumps.

18 October 2022

MIMOSA project develops a multi-recycling strategy for spent nuclear fuels

Anna Smith, Martin Rohde en Danny Lathouwers van het TU Delft Reactor Instituut nemen deel aan het MIMOSA-project dat een multi-recyclingstrategie zal ontwikkelen voor verbruikte splijtstoffen van lichtwaterreactoren op basis van gesmolten-zouttechnologieën.