Press releases


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]


Thanks to neutron research: novel colour remover cleans brushes without solvent

Jürgen Allgaier from Forschungszentrum Jülich tested a new class of surfactants, which is now applied in commercial colour removers. (article only in German!) [more]


Unexpected behaviour during charge and discharge of Li-ion batteries

Nowadays lithium ion batteries are commonly used as storage media in portable electronic devices like laptops, smart phones, cameras, etc. But their field of application is also expanded to electro mobility and storage solutions for renewable energies. Though lithium-ion...[more]


Magnetic monopoles erase data

Efficient and long-lived storage of information in magnetic vortices[more]


Nearly 5 million euros for high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons

Again, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports the development of high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons. [more]


Neutrons contribute to turnaround in energy policy

FRM II participates in TUM research project to develop local energy buffer systems.[more]


New Center for neutron research in Germany

TUM and Helmholtz Centers establish the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum[more]