Press releases


First evidence of Higgs mechanism in a magnet

By using neutron scattering experiments, researchers expect to have observed the typical characteristics of a phase transition based on the Higgs mechanism.[more]


The engines of life can perform without water

Neutron experiments explain how protein-polymer hybrids work.[more]


Optimized haemoglobin of human being and duckbill platypus

Neutrons reveal how the oxygen-transporting protein adapts to the body temperature of different species.[more]


Two world records at the FRM II: The world’s strongest and purest neutron beam

The world’s strongest neutron beam is produced by the scientific instrument PGAA at the FRM II. But that is not all: During the long maintenance break in 2011, the PGAA (Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis) was improved to give it the best ratio between usable neutrons and noisy...[more]


Federal Ministry of Health supports radionuclide production at research neutron source

The German Federal Ministry of Health has awarded more than one million euros in research and development funding for the efficient production of an important cancer diagnostic agent at the research neutron source FRM II.[more]


Radionuclide treatment against small tumors and metastases

Researchers at the TUM have developed a new treatment method based on the Terbium-161 radionuclide to treat smaller tumors and metastases in a more targeted way. The nuclide was produced at the FRM II. [more]


Prof. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz' 100th birthday

Professor Heinz Maier-Leibnitz would have turned 100 years on March 28th 2011. To celebrate his birthday, the FRM II honours the great physicist and co-founder of the physics department at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) by organizing a colloquium. [more]


German federal government bolsters neutron research in Garching

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will fund the scientific use of the neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) by German and international researchers to the tune of 198 million euro over the next ten years. The Helmholtz Centers Jülich, Berlin and...[more]


Electric current moves magnetic vortices

Faster, smaller and more energy efficient – that is what tomorrow’s computers should look like. This means that data needs to be written and processed faster. Physicists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Universität zu Köln are now a great deal closer to that...[more]


Positrons reveal defects at the nano scale

Scientists of the TU Graz have analysed lattice defects of nano crystalline metals with the help of positrons at the FRM II. The results are published in the Physical Review Letters.[more]