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20.12.2016

New point of attack against stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

There is a strong suspicion that Helicobacter pylori is linked to the development of stomach cancer. Now an international team of researchers led by Prof. Donald R. Ronning (University of Toledo, USA) has used neutrons to unlock the secret to the functionality of an important enzyme in the bacterium's metabolism. This could be used as a point of...[more]

13.12.2016

Crystalline structure of ice clouds and their formation clarified

Anyone who has ever looked out of the window during an intercontinental flight has probably already seen it: cirri, the ice clouds in the upper troposphere (8-12 km high) look like rattled cotton. But also in the lower stratosphere (15-20 km altitude) there are ice clouds, so-called polar stratospheric clouds (abbr. PSCs). These are seen very...[more]

09.12.2016

Focused Interactions Important for Protein Dynamics

The influence of interactions in high protein concentrations is extremely difficult to quantify experimentally. Neutron scattering experiments performed among other places at the J-NSE instrument at MLZ have now made studies possible in physiological concentrations. [more]

08.12.2016

Bauernfeind Medal for Franz Wagner

For his commitment to the Campus Choir Garching (CCG), the Technical University of Munich awarded the Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal to the long-term FRM II employee Franz Michael Wagner. [more]

05.12.2016

Smooth transition in FRM II administration

Johannes Nußbickel follows Dr. Klaus Seebach as Managing Director.[more]

28.11.2016

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]

24.11.2016

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]

14.11.2016

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]

08.11.2016

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]

01.11.2016

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]