Hydrogen atom hidden and sought

British scientists have elucidated the structure of a vital enzyme with the help of neutrons. This involved the presence of a hydrogen atom. Their results are now published in Nature Communications.[more]


Experimentally proved: theory is correct

One week of beam time at the PUMA instrument have been enough for international research teams from Beijing and the USA to prove theoretical calculations experimentally. The results bring the global community of superconductors a good deal, because this small, but very important puzzle part has confirmed a theory. [more]


Improved Insight into the Structure of Lipid Membranes: Combining the Strengths of Neutron Reflectivity and Molecular Dynamics

Alexandros Koutsioumpas from Forschungszentrum Jülich has studied the structure of complex lipid membranes at the neutron reflectometer MARIA.[more]


TUM and JGU activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons

Collaborative project results in the construction of a second UCN source at the TRIGA research reactor in Mainz - Blueprint for Munich-based high-efficiency source[more]


Neutrons Prove the Existence of “Spiral Spin-Liquid”

A team of researchers have now found indications of a so-called “spiral spin-liquid” structure in manganese scandium thiospinel single crystals at low temperatures. They used the diffuse scattering neutron time of flight spectrometer (DNS).[more]


From Science to Industry

In December 2015, Dr. Thorsten Lauer was still working as a postdoc and Thorsten Zechlau as a graduate student at the FRM II. Lauer and Zechlau could convince an investor with their knowledge and their enthusiasm for neutron optics to support the founding of a company on 1 January 2016. "We would not have dreamed of that a year ago",...[more]


Exploring the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

An international team of scientists has examined high-temperature superconductors at the instrument PANDA. Their resulsts have been published in Nature Communications.[more]


"Webcam" for battery production

Mechnical engineers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have observed battery cells during their filling with the help of neutron radiography - and have learned important lessons for the production process. [more]


High Performance Materials in the focus of the 6th VDI-TUM Experts Forum

The VDI-TUM Experts Forum, which is organized at intervals of 2 years from the VDI and the FRM II, took place at the Campus Garching on 15 September 2016. As always, it was fully booked and the organizers of the Technical Committee "Application-oriented non-destructive material and component testing" were again able to offer a whole...[more]


Wolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn

On September 21, in Kiel again a Garching neutron researcher receives the Wolfram Prandl Prize for young scientists in the field of research with neutrons: Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn. He obtains the prize for his outstanding research in the field of lithium-ion batteries, which he watches in its function in a live hook-up at the atomic level....[more]