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]


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]


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]


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]


The Neutron Source opens its doors for children

3 October 2018 is dedicated to children and families: “Die Sendung mit der Maus”, (The Show with the Mouse), a well reputed children's series on German television, called for the nationwide 7th “Door-opener-day”. At the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, too, doors that usually are...[more]


Mädchen machen Technik 2018 - Physics & Technology made easy

Like in the previous years, the Physics Department of the TUM, the Gerda-Stetter Foundation, and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) collaborated again to offer this three-day program called, “Physics and technology made easy” especially for girls from the age of 11 to 13...[more]


Neutron Scattering Detects Phase Transition in Supercritical CO2

Neutron scattering has enabled scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich to detect the formation of droplets in supercritical carbon dioxide at high pressure. This finding can be used to determine a phase transition within the fluid with greater accuracy. [more]


Positrons on a billboard

The positron source NEPOMUC can be seen on a billboard in downtown Munich until the end of July. The more, a wooden model of the atomic egg is exhibited in a gallery in Augustenstraße, Munich. Both are projects from architecture students at the Technical University of Munich. [more]


Magnetic vortices: twice as interesting

For the first time a team of researchers have discovered with the help of neutrons at the instrument SANS-1 two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now...[more]


New material could cut down the cost of medical imaging

Indian researchers have engineered a piezoelectric ceramic with the highest shape changing value reported so far for polycrystalline ceramics and close to the record set by single crystals. Using neutron scattering at the instrument SPODI, they could explain the mechanism of the...[more]