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.
Highest Point CNS-Utility building
TU Delft to build new laboratory for high-tech electron accelerator
TU Delft will shortly have the use of a brand-new laboratory with an electron accelerator that is unique in the world. This facility, called APPEAL (Advanced Picosecond Pulsed Electron Accelerator Laboratory), will be used to study the properties of materials and it will be located at the Reactor Institute Delft (RID). The start of construction of the new facility was celebrated in the RID complex on Monday 18 December.
First liver cancer patient treated with microspheres irradiated in new TU Delft flexible irradiation facility
The production and distribution of short-lived medical isotopes is a race against time. To be able to get medical isotopes with the required level of radioactivity to the patient, TU Delft researchers have been working closely with Quirem Medical and Radboud UMC*. Today, in Italy, the first liver cancer patient will be treated with special radioactive microspheres that were produced in Delft. This innovative liver cancer treatment is conducted using tiny spheres – about the thickness of a hair – that are packed with the radioisotope Holmium-166. The microspheres are activated in a new flexible irradiation facility that was recently developed by TU Delft’s Reactor Institute Delft (RID).
Research reactor in tv programme Willem Wever
The research reactor was in the Willem Wever tv programme on 8 October. Here children's questions in the age 10-12 are answered. A recurring part is the Science item. Science journalist Diederik Jekel took a look in the reactor hall
Distribution iodine tablets by Ministry
Children up to 18 years old who live in the Hague region will receive a box of iodine tablets from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in the week of 9 or 16 October.
Analytical tools for engineering materials science, 8/9 March, Amsterdam
SYNERGI 2018 will demystify analytical Research Infrastructures for industry in the field of engineering, energy- and microtechnology
Self healing steel with molybdenum
Dr. Niels van Dijk (Radiation, Science & Technology) demonstrates the principle of self healing steel with molybdenum.
OYSTER year report
OYSTER (Optimized Yield - for Science, Technology and Education - of Radiation) has been devised to improve and expand the nuclear research infrastructure of TU Delft. It will enable educational, scientific and societal challenges in the fields of health and energy to be better addressed.