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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)

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Neutron researchers from France and Germany have started a close collaboration with the International Research Project GeFR@NS. From February 15-16, more than 100 scientists from both countries exchanged ideas on current research topics and laid the foundation for concrete joint projects at the digital kick-off event.

Nuclear medicine utilizes technetium-99m among other things for tumor diagnostics. With over 30 million applications worldwide each year, it is the most widely used radioisotope. The precursor material, molybdenum-99, is mainly produced in research reactors. A study at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich…

The research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich is preparing for the planned transports of spent fuel elements. Now, employees have tested the procedure in practice under expert supervision and with authorities. Up-to-date information on the project can now be found on the project website "Disposal of the fuel elements".…

Clean water is in short supply worldwide. That is why there exist many plants based on membrane technology to purify brackish, sea and wastewater, especially in arid regions. An Israeli-German research team has now studied the fouling and scaling of membranes in wastewater treatment plants using neutrons. These studies could improve the purification processes and…