Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)



Deep look into teeth with neutrons

Fans of crime stories know: If the dentition of an unknown victim can be compared with a tooth scheme, the identity is soon clarified with this information. Similarly, the paleontologist study teeth as they contain a lot of essential biological information, representing a kind of “black box” of the life of a past individual. However, these...[more]


Hot tests with neutrons

The efficiency of gas turbines is close to the limit. The state-of-the-art nickel base alloys would not tolerate higher temperatures. Therefore, scientists are looking for an alternative superalloy for the turbine material. Lukas Karge studied a hot candidate for his PhD thesis with Dr. habil. Ralph Gilles at the FRM II.[more]


Physics and technology - but not quite easy

Eight highly motivated girls participated in the program "Physics and technology made easy" within the framework of the "Mädchen machen Technik" initiative. Andreas Hauptner from the Physics Department explained at the beginning of the three-day workshop some laws of optics such as refraction and diffraction and the...[more]