Press releases


Neutron scattering using marsh mallows

Physics can also taste very sweet – this is one of the things that the pupils from grade 3 of the elementary school Garching Ost learned during their visit at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. They made an atom model from toothpicks and marsh mallows and tried...[more]


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.


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]


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]


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]


Neutrons visualize vortex domains in superconductors

25.11.2015 A novel imaging technique with neutrons allows for the first time to directly image the complex structure of flux tubes within superconductors. Scientists at the physics department of TUM achieved this in a cooperation with the FRM II (TUM) and the Paul Scherrer...[more]


Max Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer

23.11.2015 The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the German Physical Society (DPG) have jointly awarded the Max Born Prize to Christian Pfleiderer of TUM's Physik-Department. Christian Pfleiderer receives the award "for his fundamental contributions towards novel forms of...[more]


Perpetual youth for batteries? Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries

16.11.2015 A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects. Scientists from the Department of Technical Electrochemistry and the Research Neutron...[more]


Facilitating processing of biomass

03.11.2015 Usually, harvesting energy and raw materials from plants requires many process steps and aggressive chemicals. To make these processes more efficient and resource saving, researchers are looking for suitable enzymes. Using neutrons, researchers have now investigated...[more]


Recipe Book for Colloids

17.08.2015 New Study shows Correlation between Microscopic Structures and Macroscopic Properties Researchers from Jülich have, together with colleagues from Austria, Italy, Colombia and the USA, developed a model system for so-called soft colloids. The model gives us a better...[more]