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]


Excellent magazine: Silver for CORE

The magazine CORE of the Deutsches Atomforum is dealing with topics related to all professions of nuclear engineering. The excellent edition also includes an interview with Prof. Petry titled "We start designing with the atom "(pages 6 and 7). [more]


Mystery of an enigmatic impression in the braincase solved

Since several decades an enigmatic impression in the braincase of the forerunners of mammals caused palaeontologists headache. Recently, Michael Laaß could clarify the possible function of this chamber by means of neutron tomography at the instrument ANTARES. [more]


Two MLZ scientists re-elected in committee research with neutrons

They have received by far the most votes from all candidates and are represented again in the "Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen": Dr. Astrid Schneidewind from the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, and Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh from the Technical University of Munich. The...[more]


Neutrons make hydrogen atoms visible

Once again, the instrument BioDiff at the MLZ has located with highest accuracy hydrogen atoms of various inhibitors when binding to the enzyme trypsin. The results, which are important for the prediction of binding properties of new substances in drug research, have now been...[more]


Workshop on Advanced Use of Neutron Imaging for Research and Applications: AUNIRA

The IAEA organizes the workshop for disseminating the use of neutron imaging in research and industry from 28 August until 1 September. Registration and abstract submission are possible until 10 June.


Neutrons help save two valuable wooden figures

Restorers often have to deal with negative or even damaging consequences of conservation measures from earlier years. The church of St. Laurentius in Tönning / Schleswig-Holstein was also affected, because two valuable wooden figures from the beginning of the 18th century were...[more]


From Serpong to Garching: Exchange and Education

The MLZ does not only provide excellent scientific results and user service but also extraordinary education and training for young people, world-class instruments and their upgrades. The MLZ also offers from time to time support for the technical program of the International...[more]


Holiday academy for students

"Mountains - Hiking - Learning" is the motto of the “Ferienakademie Sarntal” from 17 to 29 September 2017. Until 9 May, Bachelor and Master students from various disciplines can apply. [more]


Enhanced magnetization of Cobalt defect clusters embedded in TiO2−δ films for spintronic devices

The speed of microelectronics is currently limited by heating, as increased speed also increases the power dissipation. Spintronics or Spin-Electronics is a new concept allowing for much higher speed. It is based on the manipulation of the electron spins in magnetic layers...[more]