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. 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]


Neutrons Reveal – The Secret of Superconductivity

Thirty years into the investigation and the theory still has gaps – researchers worldwide are still attempting to fathom why some materials suddenly become superconductive at specific temperatures. An article about supercoducting contains the 18th edition of "Faszination Forschung" (in English), the scientific journal of the TUM.


BornAgain School and User Meeting

The Scientific Computing Group of MLZ organizes the first school on the simulation software BornAgain, which will take place on 21-22 November 2016 at MLZ Garching. The School will introduce students and researchers working in the field of GISAS or reflectometry in hands-on tutorials to new opportunities for simulating and fitting their data.


True change of symmetry or ricochet?

The combination of the neutron diffraction techniques and the software program "Umweg" at MLZ is a big step forward to improve neutron studies on many highlighting materials, in order to answer the often difficult question of their real symmetry.[more]


DFG funds research on metallic glasses

On October 1 a new two-year project will begin, which will serve to study the microscopic structure and dynamics of bulk metallic glasses.[more]


50 years of Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy

1966 neutron backscattering spectroscopy was born with the first published experiment at the Atomic Egg. For its 50th birthday, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum and partners organize a workshop on the history and its modern and future applications on September 2nd and 3rd 2016.


Again excellent female scientist of the FRM II awarded

Samantha Zimnik was granted with the Laura Bassi price for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of surface physics at the positron source NEPOMUC.[more]


Christian Pfleiderer and Peter Böni receive Europhysics prize

Experimental physicists Prof. Christian Pfleiderer and Prof. Peter Böni from the physics department of TUM are awarded the European Physical Society's prestigious Europhysics Prize. The prize is awarded for the "discovery of a skyrmion phase in manganese silicon" and shared with three theoretical physicists: Prof. Alex Bogdanov (Dresden), Prof....[more]