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…

NICOS is the link between the scientific instruments and visiting researchers during neutron experiments. The software, originally developed at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center (MLZ), is now in demand worldwide and is increasingly expanding its user community.

The User Meeting 2021 showed that the users of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum are very active even without neutrons. From new materials for lithium-ion batteries and cancer therapeutics made by FRM II to a new deuteration service at the MLZ, the more than 130 talks and posters offered a lot of innovation. And despite the digital format, personal exchange was…

On 03 November, MLZ and FRM II presented itself at the university contact fair HoKo. The event, which is one of the largest German contact fairs between students and companies, took place for the second time in a purely digital format. In addition to numerous other exhibitors, the MLZ and FRM II offered 35 positions for students and graduates.

An international research team at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new imaging technology. In the future this technology could not only improve the resolution of neutron measurements by many times but could also reduce radiation dose for medical x-ray imaging.

Mobility is a fundamental ingredient of our present society and engages researchers worldwide. The MLZ Conference "Neutrons for Mobility" brings together experts from mobility and neutron research, from 31.05. - 03.06.2022 in Lenggries. Participants can register as Early Bird until 31.03.2022.

From now on, students can apply again for the European Master Program MaMaSelf+ (Master in Materials Science for Energy applications using Large Scale Facilities). The goal of MaMaSelf is to apply large-scale research methods to characterize and develop materials. One of the stations of the two-year program is the research neutron source FRM II.