Press releases


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]


BMBF supports FRM II-contribution to the design of the ESS

The planned European Spallation Neutron Source (ESS) in Sweden is supported from Bavaria. Scientists of the FRM II will help to develop instruments and novel detectors. [more]


IAEA Director General visits neutron source

At the beginning of his inaugural visit to Germany, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano toured on October 6th the high intensity neutron source FRM II. [more]


10.2 million euros funding for scientific instruments at the FRM II

The instruments are huge, the structures, which are examined with their help are in the nanometer range. The federal ministry for education and research supports those instruments built by universities and institutes at the neutron source with a total sum of 10.2 million euros.[more]


2 million euros funding for particle physics at the FRM II

The neutron decay will be studied with higher precision at the neutron source FRM II. [more]


Neutrons peer into the heart of a rechargeable battery for hybrid locomotives

Rechargeable batteries may soon provide greater energy efficiency not only for road traffic, but also for rail transport. [more]


Flowing together, instead of jumping alone

Molecules in a cell membrane move in a flowing motion in clusters rather than jumping individually into any empty spaces they find. This is what Sebastian Busch and Dr. Tobias Unruh have proven with data obtained from the TOFTOF at the FRM II.[more]


DFG-funding for FRM II

The project Transregio TRR 80 from TU München and the university of Augsburg „From Electronic Correlations to Functionality“ receives funding from the German Research Foundation. A big part of the experiments take place at the FRM II. [more]


Tracking down water in aircraft

FRM II uses neutrons to measure moisture in insulation.[more]