International guest filmed a movie at the FRM II

Ricardo Garcia Soto made a short about what to see at the FRM II, released on Youtube. Ricardo Garcia Soto is a Chilean science author and director of television films, as well as the highly successful Astroblog. He studied astronomy at the University of Chile and completed his education as a film and TV director, which gave him a different...[more]


EU supports development of new fuels

More than 6 million Euros has been invested by the European Commission in the development of new nuclear fuel in the framework of the LEU FOREvER (Fuel for REsEarch Reactors) project. Of this, half a million has been set aside for the developments at FRM II. Project partners include research institutes as well as industry leaders from five...[more]


New brochure "Safety first"

In the next few days the new brochure "Safety first" of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University Munich will be distributed to all households in Garching, Dietersheim (municipality Eching) and Fischerhäuser (municipality Ismaning).[more]


Science meets art

Scientific pictures often show fantastic motifs – for scientists sometimes not so easy to recognize. For laymen, who do not know the background or genesis, and therefore look at them with a very different look, they reveal a very special beauty that can compete with classical art. Armin Kriele, a member of the Material Science Laboratory of the...[more]


The lost lithium: Neutrons explain the aging in battery cells used in stationary storage systems

Together with the VW-VM research company, a collaboration between VW and VARTA Microbattery, scientists from the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ, working group Dr. Ralph Gilles) and the chair of Technical Electrochemistry (Prof. Hubert Gasteiger) of the Technical University of Munich have now investigated for the first time the aging of battery...[more]


Abschaltung wegen defekten Rechners

Am Donnerstag, 16. März 2017, fiel um 21:12 Uhr ein Gateway-Rechner aus. Infolgedessen hat sich der FRM II drei Minuten später automatisch abgeschaltet. Die betriebliche Leittechnik erhält über diesen Gateway-Rechner zur Visualisierung, Weiterverarbeitung und Archivierung Daten aus dem Reaktorschutzsystem, die durch den Ausfall nicht mehr zur...[more]


Silver at the European Championship for FRM II apprentice

Mental strength is a success factor for top athletes, and Lea Kleesattel, a trainee at FRM II, recently proved this. From the 6th - 12th March, she took part in the European Championship for pneumatic weapons in Maribor (Slovenia) and surprised with a silver medal in the team competition. This time she did not have to sacrifice her holiday,...[more]


FRM II mourns Prof. Tasso Springer

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Emeritus professor Dr. Tasso Springer has recently passed away at the age of 86. He was one of the first students of Prof. Dr. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, in whose honour the FRM II and MLZ are named. Together with his mentor, he discovered and developed the principle of guiding neutrons by mirroring...[more]


Positrons as a new tool for lithium ion battery research

Rechargeable lithium batteries with cathodes comprising nickel, manganese, and cobalt, are viewed as the most potent today. But they, too, have a limited lifespan. Already in the first cycle they lose up to ten percent of their capacity. Why this happens and what can be done to alleviate the ensuing gradual loss of capacity has now been...[more]


New buildings for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

The Research Neutron Source FRM II of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a magnet for researchers from a wide array of disciplines. Working groups of the Forschungszentrum Jülich have settled in Garching. And every year around 1000 guest scientists from around the world visit Garching to perform measurements at FRM II. Two new buildings...[more]