Bringing together communities: MLZ Conference 2018 Neutrons for Culture and Art

The international MLZ Conference 2018 “Neutrons for Culture and Art” was held at beautiful Lenggries, Germany, not far away from Munich in southern Bavaria between June 19th and 22nd, 2018. More than 40 scientists and staff members of several museums had accepted the invitation and came together for this meeting at the Arabella Brauneck Hotel.[more]


Symmetry tuning in molecular nanomagnets: Neutrons reveal the difference

A Danish-based team of international researchers has gauged the effect of a chemistry-induced symmetry change in lanthanides-based molecular nanomagnets. The results, achieved at the MLZ time-of-flight spectrometer TOFTOF and complementary techniques, recently appeared in Nature Communications and Advanced Functional Materials. [more]


“Neutron scattering is fantastic”

Since the end of February, Prof. Dr. Stephan Förster, Forschungszentrum Jülich, has been appointed as director at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Thomas Brückel.[more]


Physics in Zwiesel: 42nd Edgar-Lüscher Seminar

The participants in this year's Edgar Lüscher Seminar at the Gymnasium Zwiesel, Bavarian Forest, got an update of pioneering research work. The scientific heads of the seminar, Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry and Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), had invited renowned speakers to give talks to the teachers at...[more]


Neutrons Reveal that Spin Glass can Mimic Quantum Spin Liquid

Quantum spin liquids represent a novel state of matter in which the spins do not arrange themselves in an ordered pattern as they do in a conventional magnet. This state features spins with long-range entanglements and fractional excitations, and thus can find applications in quantum computation and communication.[more]


Funding for ErwiN from Norway

The Norwegian Research Council granted 2 million Kroner for a Post-Doc position to design a sample holder for Li-ion coin cell batteries, which can be charged and discharged while measuring with neutrons.[more]


SNI: Submitt your abstract now

For the German Conference for Research with Synchroton Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI 2018) at MLZ, abstracts can be submitted until 4 May. The conference will take place in Garching from 17 until 19 September 2018.


Tunable quantum material interfaces for highly adaptive electronics

An international team of researchers has discovered functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can spontaneously self-assemble.[more]


Research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz under new leadership

The world's highest-performance neutron source for research, FRM II of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will have a new Scientific Director as of April 1st. With the appointment of Professor Peter Müller-Buschbaum, an internationally renowned researcher has been appointed to succeed Winfried Petry.[more]


Ping-pong in the crystalline tunnel

Lithium-ion batteries are an indispensable part of our daily lives. The negative electrodes are typically based on graphite. However, they have some problems, such as the so-called lithium plating. Now there is an electrode material that is not based on graphite and does not show these disadvantages: sodium hexatitanate.[more]