TU Delft measurement technique shown to reveal important properties of quantum dots
Scientists have demonstrated that the positrons produced by the TU Delft research reactor are ideally suited for studying quantum dots, the building blocks of next generation solar cells.
Newly discovered magnetic state could lead to green IT solutions
Magnetic skyrmions are magnetic swirls that have the potential to revolutionize information technology, since they may lead to new solutions combining low-energy consumption with high-speed computational power and high-density data storage. A team from Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with the University of Groningen and Hiroshima University, has now discovered a new, unexpected magnetic state, which is related to these skyrmions. The findings open up new ways to create and manipulate complex magnetic structures in view of future IT applications.
Interdisciplinary MSc projects for RST on health and waste water
Delft Bioengineering Institute has awarded Zoltán Perkό and Albert van de Wiel with a total of €7500 for the execution of three interdisciplinary MSc projects. Together with Elizabeth Carroll (ImPhys), Zoltan has designed a project that looks into ultrahigh dose-rate FLASH irradiation in zebrafish. With 3mE’s Giulia Giordano, Zoltan will look into using mathematical methods to optimize control of combined chemo-radiation therapy. Albert teams up with CEG’s Doris van Halem to measure arsenic content of rice products and waste water. In total, Bioengineering has granted 15 MSc projects that resulted from the networking event BioDate 2018. Below you read more about this three interesting projects.
Permit application and Environmental Impact Assessment available for consultation
The permit application and the Environmental Impact Assessment for the cold source of the OYSTER-programme are available for consultation from 23 August to 3 October 2018. The application concerns the installation of a cold neutron source next to the reactor core. This cold source, which is in itself not a radioactive application, makes it possible to slow down the neutrons of the research reactor, thus allowing better research results to be obtained.
Veni for Jeremy Brown and Zoltán Perkó
NWO has announced the Veni recipients for 2018. Among them are seven Delft scientists, two of whom are from RST: Jeremy Brown and Zoltán Perkó. The Veni grants allow researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.
KWF proton research project for Holland PTC
Zoltán Perkó (Radiation, Science & Technology), together with Mischa Hoogeman (project leader, Erasmus MC) and Martijn Eenink (Holland Protonen Therapie Centrum) have been granted a KWF research project named PEARL (PrEcision of proton therapy increased by Advanced Robustness analysis).
OYSTER year report 2017
The OYSTER programme (Optimized Yield - for Science, Technology and Education - of Radiation) will enable educational, scientific and societal challenges in the fields of materials, health and energy to be better addressed.
Data Mining in Engineering Summer School
Between 21 May and 1 June 2018 RID hosted the first ‘Joint Purdue University – TU Delft Data Mining in Engineering Summer School’.
Mystery of superior Leeuwenhoek microscope solved after 350 years
Researchers from TU Delft and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave have solved an age-old mystery surrounding Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’s microscopes.
Marnix Wagemaker receives Vici for battery research
Dr. ir. Marnix Wagemaker will receive a Vici grant from NWO. Wagemaker is getting this grant, which amounts to 1.5 million euros, to investigate the inner workings of batteries. Among other things, the researcher aims to find out why the storage capacity achieved by the current generation of batteries is lagging behind that which should theoretically be feasible. An additional 250.000 euros of in-kind contributions will be provided by companies that are involved in the research.