Better "packaging" could make drugs easier on patients

An international research team has discovered the mechanism by which a pharmaceutical excipient from the class of block copolymers improves the solubility of large quantities of a poorly water-soluble active substance.


Tunneling of Cooper pairs

The magnetic properties of thin film systems with superconducting and ferromagnetic states and an insulating layer in between were never studied before. [more]


Karl-Wirtz award for Tanja Huber

Dr. Tanja Huber in the laboratory.

For her doctoral thesis "Thermal Conductivity of High Density Uranium-Molybdenum Fuels for Research Reactors" Dr. Tanja Huber is awarded the Karl Wirtz Prize of the German Nuclear Society (KTG) today. [more]


Fuel Cells: Polymers, platinum and a poster prize

25.04.2016 Last summer Marina Khaneft got the poster prize at the 5th European Fuel Cell Forum (EFCF2015) for their contribution, now the associated detailed report to the catalytic layers of high-temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells is published online: M. Khaneft et...[more]


Neutrons save cultural heritage from the Iron Age

08.04.2016 In Bavaria archaeologists are happy about numerous remains from the past, especially from the time of the Celts who inhabited Central Europe from the 8th to the 1st century before Christ. For good reason this period is called the "Iron Age" because many...[more]


Cellular "Light Switch" Analysed Using Neutron Scattering

23.03.2016 The internal movements of proteins can be important for their functionality; researchers are discovering more and more examples of this. Now, with the aid of neutron spectroscopy, dynamic processes have also been detected in so-called "LOV photoreceptors"...[more]


Self-diffusion in amorphous silicon

04.03.2016 Scientists of the Technical University of Clausthal succeeded the first time using neutrons at FRM II and the PSI to measure the self-diffusion in amorphous silicon. This phenomenon describes the temperature-dependent statistical movement of the silicon atoms and...[more]


The survey of copper selenate

01.03.2016 Physicists from TU Dresden, the Max-Planck-Institutes in Dresden and Stuttgart, and the Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung achieved full understanding of magnetic interactions in copper selenate for the first time. For that matter, they have...[more]


Forschungszentrum Jülich presents its approach to a new neutron source

22.02.2016 The accelerator technology to produce highly brilliant radiation works also well with neutrons. Here, accelerated deuterium atoms hit metal foils as e.g. beryllium setting free neutrons. This concept Forschungszentrum Jülich wants to implement in the period...[more]


Measure more accurately with positrons

11.01.2016 Physicists of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Centre and the Technical University of Munich have shown the enormous benefits of the Positron annihilation induced Auger Electron Spectroscopy (PAES) in the exploration of surfaces. PAES is a newly developed method for the...[more]