Research Neutron Source
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)



New thimbles, plates and beam plug

Since July 20, the FRM II again delivers neutrons. In the break, employees have finished many tasks: They exchanged the beam plug, which will guide neutrons towards the neutron guide hall east for new instruments of the partner JCNS. In addition, other maintenance works were carried out as the exchange of thimble tubes in the moderator tank. [more]


Neutrons observe the effects of Alzheimer's peptides

Using neutrons, scientists have revealed a possible cause of Alzheimer's disease. During recent experiments carried out on the instrument TOFTOF at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching and two spectrometers at the ILL in Grenoble, they observed an altered mobility of the lipids in model cell membranes with the presence of amyloid-β. This...[more]


Well connected: Chinese-German cooperation in instrument construction

2013/14 Dr. Peng Cheng worked on the instrument PANDA to develop a concept for a cold three-axis spectrometer, which he now has published together with MLZ-scientists in the journal Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. Sect. A-Accel. Spectrom. Dect. Assoc. Equip. 821, 17 (2016).[more]

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