Press releases


New point of attack against stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

There is a strong suspicion that Helicobacter pylori is linked to the development of stomach cancer. Now an international team of researchers led by Prof. Donald R. Ronning (University of Toledo, USA) has used neutrons to unlock the secret to the functionality of an important...[more]


16.2 million Euros for neutron and positron research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has given 13.5 million Euros to fund a number of projects at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). The projects are to be realized by ten different universities over the next three years, including seven projects at...[more]


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]