News

20.03.2018

Filling lithium-ion cells faster

Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for hybrid cars with electrolytes. Their experiments show that electrodes are wetted twice as fast in a vacuum as under normal pressure.[more]

14.03.2018

Three dinosaur eggs at the FRM II

It is already known that dinosaurs lay eggs. The fact that the offspring of the same mother hatch at different times from the eggs, was observed so far only in modern birds. For the first time, measurements at FRM II could prove that already their ancestors, the dinosaurs, hatched asynchronously. [more]

23.02.2018

How do protein crystals grow?

Researchers from MLZ (Forschungszentrum Jülich) have investigated the crystallization of the protein lysozyme in an experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL). They focused on conditions known to result in the formation of particularly large crystals, suitable for use in high-resolution neutron protein crystallography. [more]

20.02.2018

District Office visits FRM II

The district administrator of the district of Munich recently paid a visit to the FRM II. Christoph Göbel accompanied by executives of the district office went to the reactor pool, into the experimental hall and took a look into the neutron guide hall. [more]

05.02.2018

Disenchanted Exotic: Neutrons show how skyrmions form

Magnetic skyrmions can potentially store information in a higher density than today's data carriers. Since their discovery using neutrons at the FRM II in 2009, research on magnetic skyrmions is booming. For the first time, physicists of the Technical University of Munich have used a specially adapted imaging technique at the MLZ in order to...[more]

31.01.2018

The main thing tight - the search for a new fuel for the FRM II

Dr. Harald Breitkreutz will give a talk under this title at Deutsches Museum on February 14th at 7 pm as part of the series "Science for Everyone".[more]

26.01.2018

Another Gyro Gearloose at the MLZ

Armin Kriele from the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht has something in common with the famous inventor of Walt Disney: Both make inventions for the joy of working. Kriele is responsible for the Materials Science Laboratory at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center and has a lot to do with batteries of all kinds. For their detailed analysis, he has now made...[more]

25.01.2018

District Administrator visiting the Research Neutron Source

During the several-hour tour, Josef Hauner was enthusiastic about the many applications of Garching’s neutrons in medicine, industry and research: "It was very instructive and exciting," he said. The visit was conducted by the Manfred Danner, who is fire district counselor of the Freising district and full-time deputy shift supervisor and reactor...[more]

16.01.2018

Ingenious idea: small effort, big impact

Ismail Zöybek, who works at FRM II in the light water systems group, has received a personal thank-you letter from the Minister of State, Ludwig Spaenle. How did he come to the honor of such a letter from the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art?[more]

12.01.2018

Muenchen.tv in the neutron source

Several new projects in the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz will influence the research and the application of neutrons. Three out of these projects are topics in the programme “Münchner Stadtrundgang” of the local tv broadcast muenchen.tv.[more]