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15.11.2018

Neutrons explain higher efficiency of solar cells with additives

Organic solar cells are cheaper to produce than conventional photovoltaic systems and can even be sprayed as thin layers on any surfaces. They have been the subject of intensive research since the Nobel price was awarded for conducting polymers in 2000. Physicists at the...[more]

31.10.2018

Programming neutrons

Instead of beach and sun, they preferred working with mathematical functions for neutron scattering data. Two pupils changed Catalonia for Bavaria for four weeks and performed a practical with Dr. Sebastian Busch at the MLZ in summer.[more]

24.10.2018

Additive manufacturing - Challenges for non-destructive testing

Themed additive manufacturing the VDI-TUM Expert Forum took place at the faculty of mechanical engineering (TUM) on 13 September 2018. The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum of the Technical University of Munich represented by Dr. Ralph Gilles and the Association of German Engineers...[more]

19.10.2018

Winfried Petry becomes Emeritus of Excellence

Prof. i.R. Dr. Winfried Petry has been awarded with the honorary title of Emeritus of Excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). TUM-President Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Herrmann bestowed the certificate appreciating his academic achievements on 9 October.[more]

15.10.2018

More than 500 visitors at the open day in Garching

One sixth of the annual visitors don’t come on one day for no reason. Like every year the neutron research source had quite a lot to offer.[more]

04.10.2018

Neutrons and ice cream – Mouse day at FRM II and MLZ

More than 100 happy children and the same number of parents step out of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) on October 3rd. The children benefited from a special guided tour during the door-opener-day of “Sendung mit der Maus” (The Show with the Mouse)...[more]

27.09.2018

SNI2018: Focus on research and its future

A wealth of new contacts, ideas and information was taken home by more than 520 scientists who attended the "German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities 2018" in mid September 2018. [more]

13.09.2018

Founding Partners Sign Charter Establishing Neutron Source Consortium LENS

Representatives of eight European research infrastructures signed the Charter of the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS) today at the International Conference of Research Infrastructures, ICRI2018, in Vienna. [more]

04.09.2018

Richtfest für neue Labore und Werkstätten am Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum Garching

Die Technische Universität München (TUM) und das Helmholtz-Zentrum Jülich erweitern zusammen die Forschungskapazitäten der weltweit vielseitigsten Neutronen-Quelle FRM II in Garching. Als gemeinsames Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum errichten sie zwei Erweiterungsbauten mit...[more]

31.08.2018

Three-axis spectrometer KOMPASS sees first neutrons

The new instrument KOMPASS was born on May 29, 2018, at exactly 15:16h. At that time, it detected the first neutrons, which were scattered from a sample.[more]

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