Ceramics and graphene open up new possibilities for bone-like materials in the developments of EK MFA researchers

Researchers at the Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research of the Eötvös Lóránd Research Network (EK MFA) the firstly produced the gradient-structured Si3N4 ceramics with few layers graphene by attritor milling and hot isostatic pressing. Development was a part of the “Graphene Flagship” FLAG-ERA Joint Read more…

A new H2020 neutron research project of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research was launched in January for the industrial introduction of an international materials testing standard

The researchers of the ELKH Centre for Energy Research (ELKH CER) have won an EU H2020 project proposal outstanding in terms of promoting innovation in Hungary. The CER staff of the Neutron Spectroscopy Department received the nearly 350 k€ project grant three-year for the development and introduction of a new Read more…

A cooperation agreement has been signed between the Centre for Energy Research and the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires

On 19 January 2021, the Centre for Energy Research and the Moroccan Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN) signed a cooperation agreement. The event took place on-line due to the pandemic. The parties agreed to utilize the research reactor in Budapest, to cooperate on several Read more…

An international panel of experts has approved the next design phase of the first fusion power plant with a Hungarian nuclear expert member

An independent panel of experts reviewed the R&D and design work of EUROfusion, the European fusion research organization, at DEMO, the future demonstration fusion power plant, from 19 to 25 November 2020. The Hungarian member of the 5-member international body is Prof. Dr. Attila Aszódi, professor of the Institute of Read more…

First report on a brand new wide bandgap semiconductor, 2D indium nitride scientific paper of researchers from EK MFA (Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research) in journal Advanced Materials

The wide bandgap semiconductors with direct bandgap can emit light as most people learned when Nobel prize was awarded for the LEDs in 2014. The researchers already had worked for about two decades on those materials like GaN, AlN and InN. The latter one, (indium nitride) was a little bit Read more…

One of the key technologies for the first power plant-sized fusion reactor to be tested at the Centre for Energy Research

Hungarian researchers and companies will develop a machine protection system for the international fusion project ITER. The Shattered Pellet Injector is designed to quickly quench the fusion reaction before it can damage the inner walls. The project was made possible through a 2.4 million euro tender won by the Fusion Read more…