MAST Upgrade starts up its first plasma

A flash of purple plasma followed by applause echoing over a video connection: on 29th October, the UK’s new fusion device MAST Upgrade officially commenced operation. EUROfusion asked experts from around Europe about their involvement in this new fusion experiment. A cored apple is the favorite image that the British fusion researchers at UKAEA love to conjure for their main experiment MAST Upgrade. At 50 to 100 million degrees Celsius for even the initial experiments, it has to …

New oxidation furnace to strengthen the MEMS development in the Centre for Energy Research

A new oxidation furnace has been put in operation in the MEMS Laboratory of the Centre for Energy Research, a member of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network. Financed by the European Union, the investment is a major step in the upgrade of the existing Si processing line, thereby facilitating both the R&D activities and higher education training in the field of sensor development and related material research. The four tube system is set for dry …

On October 1, the 9th Girls’ Day career orientation day was held, which was also attended by researchers from CER.

On October 1, the 9th Girls’ Day career orientation day was held, which was also attended by researchers from CER. This year, the event moved to the online space, the advantage of which was that there were no territorial barriers to participation, so they could apply for the programs beyond the border – said Dr. Katalin Balázsi, President of the organizing Women in Science Association (Hungarian website) and ELKH Centre for Energy Research Thin Film …

Our colleague Dr. Katalin Balázsi received the Mary Fortune Diversity Medal

Dr. Katalin Balázsi, the Head of Thin Film Physics Department, Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research of Eötvös Loránd Research Network, was awarded by Acta Materialia “Mary Fortune Diversity Medal” 2021 for ” important activities she participates in and organizes for the promotion and representation of women in the materials science and engineering field”. The Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Global Diversity Medal recognizes Materials Science and Engineering. With this distinction …

KFKI is 70 years old

Exactly 70 years ago, on September 1, 1950, the Central Physical Research Institute, KFKI, started operating, which is still one of the most significant strongholds of Hungarian scientific life. The institute has been reorganized several times, adapted to the current circumstances and optimized for the possibilities, divided into more and fewer parts, and then reunited. Preserving the legacy of its predecessors, the researchers working at the Csillebérc site aim to carry out the highest quality …

The assembly of ITER has started, in which Hungarian engineers and researchers are also working

There was a lot of hustle and bustle around ITER’s house on 28.07.2020. The assembly of ITER was officially launched on this day, where many World leaders also gave virtual speeches and presented the 3D printable ITER model created by the colleagues of the Centre for Energy Research. ITER is being built in Cadarache in the south of France. It aims to show how nuclear fusion can produce energy on Earth, as well as test …

Hungarian success: The construction of the first equipment of the European Spallation Source (ESS) has started.

In the spring of 2020, a milestone in the ESS project will be completed with Hungarian contribution: The construction of the diffraction chamber planned under the ‘In-kind’ contract called NMX has started, in which the staff of the Centre for Energy Research also participated. Thanks to its work over the past 5 years, the NMX chamber will be the first to be assembled at the research centre’s site in Sweden, ahead of all other beam …