laatste nieuws: onderzoek
Figure 1. Second interim report Breimer Committee Successful results of the Sector Plan
The number of students who are following a bachelor's course in physics or chemistry has risen by more than 20 percent. Also the number of female researchers within physics and chemistry has grown strongly; of the 88 new research positions created more than 30 percent have now been taken by women. These results are contained in the second interim report of the Breimer Committee about the Sector Plan Physics and Chemistry, which was presented to the Minister of (Jet Bussemaker) and State Secretary (Sander Dekker) for Education, Culture and Science, Sander Decker. Read more
A team of four researchers at Stanford University and the Dutch energy research institute DIFFER have determined for the first time the mechanism by which nanometer-sized particles of palladium take up hydrogen. Because the properties of nanoparticles change greatly with their size, choosing the right types of nanoparticle allows you to fine-tune the properties of materials. The finding was published in Nature Materials and can lead to improved hydrogen storage and lithium ion batterie. Read more
Figure 2. Molecule between two gold electrodes Researchers from the Delft University of Technology, Groningen University and the FOM Foundation have designed a single molecule which can act as a useful building block in nanometer-size circuits. They found that the molecule functions as a resonant tunneling device, an essential component in mobile phones and WiFi. In conventional semiconductor technology, these devices have a complicated design consisting of several layers of different materials. This is the first time that such a device has been realized on the smallest imaginable scale, thus providing an interesting option within the continuing down-scaling of electronic components by the conventional industry. The results are published online on 31 August 2014 in Nature Nanotechnology. Read more
Laatste nieuws: organisatie
Research - calls
- First call for tenure-track positions within CSER-initiative: deadline 15 September 2014
- Call for proposals FOM-Projectruimte: from 1 May 2013 continuous
- Valorisation grants for university workgroups: continuous
- FOm/f-grants: continuous
- Proposal new Industrial Partnerships Programmes: continuous

General calls and scientific prizes
- '1000 Euro Proefjes' contest: deadline 30 September 2014
- Travel grant LNVH Distinguished Women Scientists Fund: deadline 1 October 2014
- Take-off early phase funding: deadline 1 October 2014
- Physics with Industry: registration open from 1 September until 3 October 2014
- FOM makes 25 entrance tickets available for the Sunday congress: deadline 25 October 2014
- NTvN award - Write an article about your PhD research: deadline 1 December 2014
- Writing for Natuurkunde.nl and Sciencespace.nl: continuous

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