Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)


MLZ Conference 2023: Neutrons for Biomaterials

For the MLZ Conference 2023 more than 50 conference participants met at Schloss Fürstenried from May 22 to 25. A total of 44 speakers discussed the application of neutrons in biomaterials research. Exciting lectures were given about the SARS-CoV-2 fusion process and new possibilities for cancer therapy.

Wissenschaft, PANDA, Pressemitteilung |

Using measurement time more efficiently with machine learning

A scientific team from Forschungszentrum Jülich has developed a new approach at MLZ to improve the efficiency of neutron spectroscopy experiments and successfully tested it at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Neutron spectroscopy detects forces such as those between atoms arranged in an atomic lattice. The researchers optimized the data acquisition using an…

Wissenschaft, TOF-TOF |

From Orange to Red: How bacteria protect themselves from sunlight

Cyanobacteria have a built-in sunscreen in their cells. Using neutrons at MLZ, a German-Estonian research team has now directly observed the orange carotenoid protein in action. Surprisingly, they found that a previously much-studied mutant of the protein behaves significantly differently than the original.

Aktuell, Wissenschaft, Industrie, ANTARES, Pressemitteilung |

Neutrons show how pre-filled syringes clog

The hypodermic needles on pre-filled syringes can clog when stored incorrectly. A research team subjected the process to a detailed and systematic investigation, including activities at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The results will help improve manufacturing and storage conditions accordingly.