Film about the production of Mo-99 at the FRM II

Worldwide, more than 30 million medical examinations are conducted annually with the radioactive substance technetium-99m. The mother isotope molybdenum-99 can only be produced in research neutron sources. A new film shows the status of the upgrading at the FRM II towards the...[more]


Astrid Schneidewind new chairman of the KFN

In May / June the neutron users in Germany elected their representatives, the 11th committee Forschung mit Neutronen (KFN). A total of 15 candidates threw their hats in the ring and since 14.9. 2017 Astrid Schneidewind (FZ Jülich) is the new KFN chairman. Markus Braden...[more]


Gathering mushrooms for science

Mushroom pickers never reveal their places of discovery and neither for Dr. Matthias Rossbach. Instead, they have sent him the dried mushrooms they collected in Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Brandenburg, for scientific research.[more]


Deep look into teeth with neutrons

Fans of crime stories know: If the dentition of an unknown victim can be compared with a tooth scheme, the identity is soon clarified with this information. Similarly, the paleontologist study teeth as they contain a lot of essential biological information, representing a kind...[more]


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...[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...[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...[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...[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,...[more]