VIP visit at the FRM II

24.11.2015 On 24 November 2015 the G7 Non Proliferation Directors Group visited the Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Centre for Neutron Research (MLZ). This visit took place in the framework of the G7 presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany and upon invitation of the Federal Foreign Office. The...[more]


Neutrons visualize vortex domains in superconductors

25.11.2015 A novel imaging technique with neutrons allows for the first time to directly image the complex structure of flux tubes within superconductors. Scientists at the physics department of TUM achieved this in a cooperation with the FRM II (TUM) and the Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland). Superconductivity is a state of matter with zero...[more]


Max Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer

23.11.2015 The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the German Physical Society (DPG) have jointly awarded the Max Born Prize to Christian Pfleiderer of TUM's Physik-Department. Christian Pfleiderer receives the award "for his fundamental contributions towards novel forms of magnetic ordering, especially of lattices of Skyrmions and their...[more]


Perpetual youth for batteries? Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries

16.11.2015 A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects. Scientists from the Department of Technical Electrochemistry and the Research Neutron Source FRM II at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a...[more]


New Multi-MHz KWS-2 Detector Improves Count Rate by a Factor of 25

12.11.2015 A dramatic improvement in performance has now been achieved with the installation of a new detector at the small-angle neutron diffractometer KWS-2 operated by JCNS at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching.The new detection system is characterized by a dead-time constant of 25ns and a count rate as high as 5MHz at 10%...[more]


Facilitating processing of biomass

03.11.2015 Usually, harvesting energy and raw materials from plants requires many process steps and aggressive chemicals. To make these processes more efficient and resource saving, researchers are looking for suitable enzymes. Using neutrons, researchers have now investigated the reaction mechanism of an important class of enzymes – the...[more]


Project EEBatt: Local mass storage for renewable energy goes on line

21.10.2015 The FRM II is one of 13 TUM departments and institutions working together with Varta Storage, Kraftwerke Haag and the ZAE Bayern in the project. They have jointly developed and constructed this innovative bulk storage. TUM-Press information[more]


FOX Workshop for Structural Research Scientists

14.10.2015 The MLZ group "Structure Research" invites to a free workshop titled "Solution of Crystal Structures using FOX". The workshop will be held on December1 from 9-17 in the gate Garching (Lichtenbergstraße 8, 85748 Garching). The workshop addresses to experienced FOX-users as well as to scientists who want to use it...[more]


Glocker Medal of the DGMP for Prof. Peter Kneschaurek

12.09.2015 During the 46th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Physics e. V. (DGMP) from 9 - 12 September 2015 in Marburg, Prof. Dr. med. habil. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Kneschaurek of the Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM) received the Glocker Medal for his many years of dedication to medical physics. The Glocker medal is awarded since 2002...[more]


On the death of Prof. Lothar Köster on September 7, 2015

10.09.2015 Shortly before his 93rd birthday Prof. Dr. Lothar Köster passed away on September 7, 2015 in Garching. The physicist was Technical Director of the first German research reactor München (FRM) for 27 years – from 1960 until 1987. The neutron source therefore owes him a great gratitude and shares the grief of his family. Lothar Köster...[more]