Materials research: Oxide ceramics with reversible properties

A new approach to achieving targeted and at the same time reversible material design using oxygen has now been presented by scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The ceramic material they examined at the MLZ-instrument MARIA is able to absorb, store and release oxygen, in the same manner as a sponge does with water.[more]


MaMaSELF: International students visit the FRM II

Apply now for the ERASMUS Mundus programme MaMaSELF (Master in Materials Science for Energy application and use of Large Scale Facilities). The deadlines are February 10th 2019 for Non-European students, March 24th 2019 for European students, and May 15th 2019 for self-funded students. [more]


Festive Greetings and a Happy New Year

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year 2019!


Preventing Clumping: How to Keep Proteins Active

Small angle neutron scattering at KWS-1 has enabled scientists of Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University College London to look at the arrangement of proteins inside nanocavities. They showed for the first time, that the molecules do not clump despite limited space and even found the reasons for this behaviour.[more]


Trapped antimatter

For the first time, scientists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have trapped positrons in a magnetic cage without losses. This is an important step towards a matter-antimatter plasma of electrons and their antiparticles, the positrons, which are assumed to occur in the vicinity of...[more]


A new light on significantly faster computer memory devices

In an article published online now in Science Advances, a team of scientists from the USA and Germany offer an explanation of how a particular phase-change memory (PCM) material can work a thousand times faster than current flash computer memory, while being significantly more durable with respect to the number of daily read-writes. They have...[more]


General Meeting of "Women in Nuclear" (WiN)

At the end of November the German Chapter of “Women in Nuclear“ (WiN) held its Annual General Meeting at the FRM II. WiN is a worldwide association of women working in the field of nuclear techniques and industries as scientists or engineers, or in other functions.[more]


Four apprentices from the FRM II

They praise the versatility, the opportunity to try something and the friendly colleagues: The research neutron source has sent four apprentices into professional life this year. The three young men and one woman have learned specialized computer science and mechatronics in Garching. [more]


„Always ahead” - Scientific colloquium for Professor Winfried Petry

Praise and applause characterized the farewell event honouring Professor Dr. Winfried Petry, the former Scientific Director of FRM II, which was held on 25 October 2018 organized by Professor Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum. Winfried Petry’s merits were highly appreciated by the President of TUM, the Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts, a...[more]


Neutrons explain higher efficiency of solar cells with additives

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce than conventional photovoltaic systems and can even be sprayed as thin layers on any surfaces. They have been the subject of intensive research since the Nobel price was awarded for conducting polymers in 2000. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now been able to clarify why...[more]