From Science to Industry

In December 2015, Dr. Thorsten Lauer was still working as a postdoc and Thorsten Zechlau as a graduate student at the FRM II. Lauer and Zechlau could convince an investor with their knowledge and their enthusiasm for neutron optics to support the founding of a company on 1 January 2016. "We would not have dreamed of that a year ago",...[more]


Exploring the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

An international team of scientists has examined high-temperature superconductors at the instrument PANDA. Their resulsts have been published in Nature Communications.[more]


"Webcam" for battery production

Mechnical engineers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have observed battery cells during their filling with the help of neutron radiography - and have learned important lessons for the production process. [more]


High Performance Materials in the focus of the 6th VDI-TUM Experts Forum

The VDI-TUM Experts Forum, which is organized at intervals of 2 years from the VDI and the FRM II, took place at the Campus Garching on 15 September 2016. As always, it was fully booked and the organizers of the Technical Committee "Application-oriented non-destructive material and component testing" were again able to offer a whole...[more]


Wolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn

On September 21, in Kiel again a Garching neutron researcher receives the Wolfram Prandl Prize for young scientists in the field of research with neutrons: Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn. He obtains the prize for his outstanding research in the field of lithium-ion batteries, which he watches in its function in a live hook-up at the atomic level....[more]


„Mädchen machen Technik“: Physik & Technik – leicht gemacht

In der Kombination „Physik & Technik“ haben die Projektpartner Physik-Department der TUM, Gerda-Stetter-Stiftung und die Forschungs-Neutronenquelle das Programm vom 30. August bis 1. September 2016 erstmals angeboten. Zwölf Mädchen im Alter von zehn bis zwölf Jahren sind dem Ruf gefolgt und hatten drei Tage lang viel Spaß und eine Menge neuer...[more]


Underground storage of carbon dioxide safer than expected

Experiments with neutrons reveal minimal corrosion of the top layer of a naturally occurring CO2 reservoir.[more]


16.2 million Euros for neutron and positron research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has given 13.5 million Euros to fund a number of projects at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). The projects are to be realized by ten different universities over the next three years, including seven projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Ministry has also given...[more]


VDI-TUM meeting about high performance materials - registration still open

The deadline for registering at the experts meeting of Technical University of Munich and German Engineering Association (VDI) is approaching. This workshop (in German language!) is about high performance materials in use on 15th September 2016. Registration is open until September 4th.


Neutron scattering using marsh mallows

Physics can also taste very sweet – this is one of the things that the pupils from grade 3 of the elementary school Garching Ost learned during their visit at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. They made an atom model from toothpicks and marsh mallows and tried their abilities as neutron scatterers at a neutron ball toss. [more]