• Groene Loper, Building 23, Cascade

    5612 AZ Eindhoven

    Nederland

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

It is our goal to understand the physics of transport and phase changes in complex permeable media, so we can better engineer materials for a sustainable society, i.e., materials for energy storage and technological porous materials.

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We focus on the basic, fundamental questions that need to be answered to achieve a breakthrough

Over de organisatie


What is the value of research if not to make things better? At the Transport in Permeable Media (TPM) group, it is in our DNA to take inspiration for our activities from societal issues and applications. From this starting point, we focus on the basic, fundamental physics questions that need to be answered to achieve a breakthrough in application. For instance, energy storage can be achieved with crystalline materials that incorporate water into their crystal lattice. More sustainable permeable materials, as used for example in the steel and construction industry, can be made through a better understanding of aggressive phase changes such as boiling and crystallization in submicron pores. This is what we call basic use-inspired research.

Following from our focus on basic use-inspired research, the group fosters long-term cooperation with TNO, DSM, Océ, Caldic, NXP and Philips.

Within TPM, we pursue two research lines: the physical chemistry of materials for thermal energy storage and transport and phase changes in technical porous media. Both of these research lines are based on studying the motion of molecules through porous materials and the interaction of these molecules with the solid matrix, a process that can lead to phase changes. For instance, we are investigating hydration reactions of crystalline solids that are accompanied by an energy discharge. Another research focus is the way phase changes, such as boiling and crystallization, can exert pressure on the porous matrix that hosts them and may give rise to failure.

Because permeable media are mostly not transparent, the use of optical experimental tools for studying transport and phase changes in these media has its limits. TPM is one of the few groups in the world able to apply advanced imaging techniques like NMR imaging and CT to extreme challenging topics in the field of materials science. A nice example is our research on fierce boiling in porous media under extreme heating conditions (mimicking fire). Visualization and quantification of these processes by our experiments opens the door towards reliable modeling. For that reason, TPM owns and manages the Darcy Lab, which hosts a collection of unique NMR and CT facilities for porous media.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Transport in Permeable Media actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Nuclear magnetic resonance Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Water Chemische stoffen
Moisture Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Drying Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Salts Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Porous materials Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Polymers Chemische stoffen
Coatings Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 1961 2020

Direct observation of the moisture distribution in calcium aluminate cement and hydratable alumina-bonded castables during first-drying: an NMR study

Barakat, A. J., Pel, L., Krause, O. & Adan, O. C. G., 1 mrt 2020, In : Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 103, 3, blz. 2101-2113 13 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Aluminum Oxide
Calcium
Drying
Cements
Moisture
3 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of non-condensable gasses on the performance of a vacuum thermochemical reactor

Donkers, P., Gao, K., Houben, J., Huinink, H., Erich, B. & Adan, O., 1 jan 2020, In : Energies. 13, 2, 24 blz., 362.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Bestand
Reactor
Vacuum
Heat storage
Glues
Free volume

Moisture-induced bending of an oak board exposed to bilateral humidity fluctuations

Arends, T., Ruijten, P. & Pel, L., 1 jan 2020, In : Journal of Building Engineering. 27, 11 blz., 100957.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Atmospheric humidity
Moisture
Phase shift
Hysteresis
Air

Activiteiten 2007 2008

  • 4 Redactioneel werk

Heron (Tijdschrift)

Bert Snijder (Lid redactieraad)
2008

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Heron (Tijdschrift)

Bart Erich (Lid redactieraad)
2008

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Heron (Tijdschrift)

Bert Snijder (Lid redactieraad)
2007

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Pers/media

Innovative heat battery gets 7 million euro grant from EU

Olaf C.G. Adan

11/09/1924/09/19

3 items van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scripties/masterproeven

K2CO3 as heat storage material: multicyclic reaction kinetics and morphology changes

Auteur: Mackaij, M. B., 2017

Begeleider: Erich, S. (. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Kinetic investigation of K2CO3 as heat storage material

Auteur: Biemans, D., 2017

Begeleider: Huinink, H. P. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Sögütoglu, L. C. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand

Open-source hardware platform for Earth's field NMR

Auteur: van der Veeken, T. S., 2017

Begeleider: Pel, L. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Bestand