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Industry and private consumers alike depend on oil and gas pipelines that stretch thousands of kilometers underwater. It is not uncommon for these pipelines to become clogged with deposits. Until now, there have been few means of identifying the formation of plugs in-situ and non-destructively. Measurements at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)…

During maintenance work, damage to the compensator of the central channel was detected. This is now being removed and replaced.

The Covid-19 pandemic has not been making things easy for researchers either. But a scientist from the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) and a doctoral student at the training reactor in Prague did not let lockdowns and travel restrictions get them down: Using video calls, they teamed up to build a portable, highly sensitive neutron detector.

The research neutron source Hein Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is playing an important role in the investigation of mRNA nanoparticles similar to the ones used in the Covid-19 vaccines from vendors BioNTech and Pfizer. Researchers at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) used the high neutron flux available in Garching to…