Press releases


New model for magnetic excitations in insulators

Measurements at the three axes spectrometer PUMA have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.[more]


How long do antiparticles live in gummy bears?

Measurements using positrons could help to develop better coatings for drugs.[more]


Researchers observe the phenomenon of “lithium plating”

Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact.[more]


Refocusing research into high-temperature superconductors

Jitae Park am PUMA-Dreiachsen-Spektrometer. Foto: Volker Lannert / DAAD

Neutron scattering experiment at PUMA resolves a contentious superconducting issue[more]


Freeze-frame of an enzyme

Cytochrom c peroxidase enzyme with a detail from the active center. The oxygen atom is marked in red and the iron in green. The newly discovered hydrogen atom is circled. (Image: A. Ostermann / TUM)

Neutrons shed light on vital enzymes’ mechanism of action[more]


"Chamäleon-Proteine" im neuen Licht

Die Abbildung zeigt eine Überlagerung von sechs möglichen Anordnungen des Basischen Myelinproteins. Jede Kugel steht für eine Aminosäure, die Farbe zeigt die Zugehörigkeit zu jeweils einem Proteinmolekül. Solche vereinfachten Strukturmodelle ermöglichten den Jülicher Forschern, die gemessenen Bewegungen den Bereichen des Proteins zuzuordnen. (Quelle: Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Neutronen enthüllen das Kräftespiel des Basischen Myelinproteins[more]


Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

In the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring reactors. Physicists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now found interesting results using fast neutrons from the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Neutron Research Facility (FRM II).[more]


Group dynamics of atoms

For the first time Prof. Dr. Tobias Unruh and his team (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)) have demonstrated with neutrons how long-chain molecules in their liquid melt move.[more]


Neutrons show accumulation of antidepressant in brain

Experiments with neutrons at the Technische Universität München (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. [more]


12,3 million Euros for research at the neutron source

The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supports again the construction and development of scientific instruments at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ).[more]