Hot tests with neutrons

The efficiency of gas turbines is close to the limit. The state-of-the-art nickel base alloys would not tolerate higher temperatures. Therefore, scientists are looking for an alternative superalloy for the turbine material. Lukas Karge studied a hot candidate for his PhD thesis with Dr. habil. Ralph Gilles at the FRM II.[more]


Physics and technology - but not quite easy

Eight highly motivated girls participated in the program "Physics and technology made easy" within the framework of the "Mädchen machen Technik" initiative. Andreas Hauptner from the Physics Department explained at the beginning of the three-day workshop some laws of optics such as refraction and diffraction and the...[more]


Member of the German Parliament at the FRM II

Florian Hahn, Member of the German Parliament, has now visited the research neutron source.[more]


Photo exhibition at Garching subway station

In the subway showcase of the city of Garching is now a new photo exhibition to see on the occasion of the anniversary "60 years neutrons from Garching". Many historical photos and plans are on display on a screen, some of which come from the archives of the city of Garching and the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of...[more]


Neutrons from Garching since 60 years

On 27 July at 7 pm Prof. Winfried Petry, the Scientific Director of the FRM II, will give a one-hour talk at the gymnasium in Garching. This will include a very short historical retrospect, but most of all the listeners will get up-to-date information on what is going on at the research neutron source in Garching, on current research and how the...[more]


First observation: new type of entanglement in a 2D quantum material

Scientists from EPFL and PSI have shown experimentally, for the first time, a quantum phase transition in strontium copper borate, the only material to date that realizes a famous quantum many-body model. Many physical phenomena can be modeled with relatively simple math. But, in the quantum world there are a vast number of intriguing phenomena...[more]


Excellent magazine: Silver for CORE

The magazine CORE of the Deutsches Atomforum is dealing with topics related to all professions of nuclear engineering. The excellent edition also includes an interview with Prof. Petry titled "We start designing with the atom "(pages 6 and 7). [more]


Mystery of an enigmatic impression in the braincase solved

Since several decades an enigmatic impression in the braincase of the forerunners of mammals caused palaeontologists headache. Recently, Michael Laaß could clarify the possible function of this chamber by means of neutron tomography at the instrument ANTARES. [more]


Two MLZ scientists re-elected in committee research with neutrons

They have received by far the most votes from all candidates and are represented again in the "Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen": Dr. Astrid Schneidewind from the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, and Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh from the Technical University of Munich. The two instrument scientists at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum have...[more]


Neutrons make hydrogen atoms visible

Once again, the instrument BioDiff at the MLZ has located with highest accuracy hydrogen atoms of various inhibitors when binding to the enzyme trypsin. The results, which are important for the prediction of binding properties of new substances in drug research, have now been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.[more]