• Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Description of impact

Advanced materials play a key role in the storage and production of energy. We contribute to the development of extreme materials for nuclear fusion reactors and materials for efficient battery systems. Plasma-facing materials constitute an enormous challenge as they are exposed to severe thermal shock conditions, neutron and ion fluxes. We also study fracture properties of rock formations in the surface of the earth for the stimulation of oil and gas wells or the creation of artificial geothermal energy sources.
Category of impactResearch Topic/Theme (at group level)