2.2 million Euros for the research with neutrons


The FRM II was granted 1.1 million Euro from the 7th EU framework programme. Including with the amount, that the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) has received, it is in total 2.2 million Euros.

Even students from Europe are funded by the European NMI3-initiative. When they participate at the JCNS neutron school at FRM II - as here at the instrument TOFTOF -, they get an insight into the experiments with neutrons.

The founding is within the "Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy" (NMI3), which combines 23 partners in 14 countries. Beside the neutron source in Garching ten other European neutron and myon research centres participate.

Most of the funding provides free access for European scientists at the FRM II. 35 percent of the total beam time in Garching is used by European researchers to perform their experiments with neutrons.

About half a million Euros are reserved for new projects. For example new mirrors for neutron guides are constructed by the Technische Universität München.